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Race Office

BLDG 1253 – Box 555020
(760) 725-RACE (7223)


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.


Oscar Mike Mountain Bike Ride

Join us for an afternoon summer ride on the trails of Camp Pendleton featuring varied fire road terrain including multiple hill climbs, thrilling downhill descents, and panoramic views. Test your cycling skills, challenge yourself, and conquer the course of your choice!

Authorized Base Patrons, 13+ yrs., are allowed to participate in this event.
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.
The 20K distance ride is our competitive race with awards presented to the 1st – 3rd overall male/female MOUNTAIN BIKE riders across the line.
Fat Tire Mountain Bikes, Cross Bikes, and E-Bikes are allowed to participate in either distance but are NOT eligible for awards.
The 10K distance ride is non-competitive with no awards.
Road Bikes, BMX, Tandem, Recumbent bikes, or any type of bike not listed above as approved, are NOT allowed.
$10 Active Duty
$20 Dependents/Retirees
$30 Base Patrons
All participants will receive a “Grab ‘n Go” goody bag at the finish line filled with sponsor and Semper Fit give-away items, hydration, and nutrition.

  • Online pre-registration required.
  • Registration opens June 15th at 9:00am.

3:30pm – Check-In and Venue Opens
4:30pm – Start for 20K riders
4:45pm – Start for 10K riders
Certified bicycle helmets are required – no exceptions
If you are not fully vaccinated, masks are required in the parking area, venue and start chute. Optional on the course.
No headphones/ear buds allowed
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
All riders must be off the course by 6:15pm
Please note the course is very hilly and some sections have loose dirt or sand.
I-5 North to Camp Pendleton exit or I-5 South to Harbor Drive exit then LEFT. Enter the Camp Pendleton main gate. Continue on Vandegrift 3 miles to the turnoff for the FMTB Training area. East bound traffic will make a RIGHT turn and West bound traffic will make a LEFT turn. NOTE: please use extreme caution and turn-signals to alert traffic behind you of your intended turn. There are no turning lanes in either direction.

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Online Registration opens May 15th at 9:00am

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


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


Hard Corps Race Series: Shamrock Stampede
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