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Overview

Contact / Hours:

Race Office

BLDG 1253 – Box 555020
(760) 725-RACE (7223)
race@usmc-mccs.org


Overview:

The Hard Corps Race Series offers numerous competitive races and family fitness events throughout the year explicitly for Camp Pendleton Active Duty, their Dependents, Retirees, and other authorized base patrons. Many family events are free and all races are extremely affordable as they are offered with a minimal registration fee. Events include Dog Walks, Trail Runs, multiple Holiday Themed Walks and Runs, water sports, and a virtual run celebrating the Marine Corps Birthday.

Each event also offers the opportunity for Marines and Sailors to volunteer and raise money for their Unit and Family Readiness Funds and receive a Letter of Appreciation.

Events

Buffalo Alley 10K Trail Run – OCTOBER 2

Join us for a 10K trail run in the northwestern foothills of Camp Pendleton. The course offers a challenging hill climb, rolling hills along the ridgeline, and scenic views of surrounding mountains and meadows. You may even get lucky with a buffalo bison sighting!

WHO
Open to all authorized patrons age 13+.
Government ID required at check-in.

An active duty ID card, dependent ID card, retiree ID card, DOD authorized identification card, or a CAC card must be presented when checking in. The general public, sponsored visitors, contractors, and other non-base patrons with DBIDS cards or visitor passes, are not eligible to race. Unfortunately, at this time, patrons with Veteran Health ID Cards are also not eligible to participate in Hard Corps Race Series events.

SCHEDULE
This will be a “start-upon-arrival” race to insure safe distancing during the event – take advantage and sleep in! Masks required for all participants in the venue and parking areas, including those who are vaccinated. Optional on the course (please social distance). There will be no awards – run for fun!

8:30am – Check-In and Start Line Opens
9:15am – Check-In and Start Line Closes
10:45am – Course Closes

MAP
Map of Buffalo Alley course
ENTRY FEES
Active Duty – $10
Dependents/Retirees – $20
Base Patrons – $30
Optional Race T-shirt* – $10

* T-shirts are available for purchase on race morning. Limited supplies/sizes. T-Shirts are FREE for Active Duty.

GOODY BAG
All participants will receive a “Grab ‘n Go” goody bag at the finish line filled with sponsor and Semper Fit giveaway items, hydration, and nutrition.
REGISTRATION

  • Online registration only, no day-of registration.
  • Limited spots available.
  • Online pre-registration closes on Sep 29 at midnight.

RULES

  • Masks required for all participants in the venue and parking areas, including those who are vaccinated.
  • Masks are optional on the course (please social distance).
  • 13+ age limit.
  • No headphones/ear buds allowed.
  • No strollers due to rough terrain.
  • Event is held rain or shine (unless deemed unsafe). Pendleton Races has the right to modify the course if necessary for safety or base training exercises.
  • Course closes at 10:45am.

DIRECTIONS
Las Pulgas Entrance
From I-5, take the Las Pulgas exit and head east towards the Las Pulgas gate.
Continue east for 4 miles on Las Pulgas then turn left at Basilone Road.
Head north 5 miles to reach Camp Horno (53 Area).
Main Gate Entrance
I-5 Northbound, take the Camp Pendleton exit.
Enter the main gate and continue on Vandergrift for 8 miles until you reach Basilone Road.
Turn left and proceed north for 11 miles to reach Camp Horno (53 Area).

Stay connected and share your Buffalo Alley Trail Run experience with us.
@hcrscp | @semperfitcp

Registration coming soon.

Sat, October 2: 9:00am at Camp Horno (53 Area)

Amphibious Assault Cove Swim

Grab your suit and join us for a summer swim challenge in the harbor of Del Mar Beach Resort with a start/finish at Kid’s Cove. Choose your distance and conquer the course of your choice!

Distances: ½-Mile and 1-Mile

SEE YOU IN JULY 2022!

Amphibious Assault Swimmer

Heartbreak Ridge Run

Join us for this iconic trail run held at the home of the 11th Marines on Camp Pendleton. The race offers multiple distance choices including a half marathon, 10K, and 5K. Set your goal to summit and conquer the famous Heartbreak Ridge Hill!

Distances: Half-Marathon, 10K, and 5K

SEE YOU IN APRIL 2022!

Heartbreak Ridge runner.

Shamrock Stampede

Tap into the luck of the Irish at the Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton! Run to your pot of gold and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a 10K, 5K, or Kids 2K Run at the air station run way. This event features vehicle displays, finisher medals, a limited number of Shamrock Stampede t-shirts, music, and more.

Distances: 10K, 5K, and 2K

SEE YOU IN MARCH 2022!

Hard Corps Race Series: Shamrock Stampede
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