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Contact / Hours:

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.


Active duty running.

Chesty Challenge 6K Obstacle Trail Run
Camp Pendleton/Barstow Active Duty only

Are you Hard Corps enough to defeat the Chesty Challenge Obstacle Course?
Join Semper Fit for a challenging 6K trail run around the Lake O’Neill area. Push yourself and complete various obstacles and fitness stations.

Covertly named obstacles include:
Chosen Reservoir, Force Protection Blockade, Tire Assault, Alpha Oscar Lima, Reload, Oscar Hotel Papa, Boot Camp, Storm the Castle, Sugar Cookie, Refuel, Hellzapoppin’, Triple Threat, and of course, the Chesty Challenge.

Open to Camp Pendleton and Barstow active duty.
Mandatory run attire is Boots & Utes.
Masks are required in parking area, venue, and start line chute. Optional on the course.
All participants will receive a “Grab ‘n Go” goody bag filled with sponsor and Semper Fit give-away items, nutrition, and a Chesty Challenge T-shirt.

  • Camp Pendleton/Barstow Active Duty only.
  • Online pre-registration required.
  • No day-of registration.
  • Registration opens May 15th at 9:00am.

7:00am – Runner Check-In Opens
8:15am – Race Start: Wave #1
8:45am – 2nd-10th Waves start every 30 minutes

Map of Chesty Challenge course
Run Venue and Start/Finish Line: O’Neill Soccer Field & Track (Santa Margarita Road).
From Vandergrift Rd, turn onto De Luz Rd (Mainside/14 Area) and follow “Event Parking” signs to access the participant parking lot.

Do not take Santa Margarita Rd as it will be closed to all traffic.

Please be mindful of speed limits and residents through the various housing neighborhoods

Stay connected and share your Chesty Challenge with us.
@hcrscp | @semperfitcp

Online Registration opens May 15th at 9:00am

Fri, June 11: 8:00am at O’Neill Soccer Field & Track

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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