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Posted: April 18, 2019:  

Multisport: One Mile Run Joins Quantico Tri and 12K on August 24 Lineup

Registration open now for events at Quantico’s Officer Candidate School

QUANTICO, VA (April 17, 2019) - The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) is adding something new to the August 24 event lineup, hoping to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to participate in the day’s events. The new Quantico Mile will precede the Quantico 12K, both adjacent to Officer Candidate School located on Marine Corps Base Quantico. The morning will begin at banks of the Potomac River when 675 athletes begin the Quantico Tri.

Registration for all three events is now open at

  • Quantico Tri - The registration fee is $78. There are 675 available entries and all athletes who cross the finish line earn impressive finisher medals.
  • Quantico 12K and Mile - Combined both events will host over 1,000 entries. The 12K finishers receive a medal. The 12K costs $47 and the Mile is $20.
  • All three events offer technical shirts and are qualifiers for the Distinguished Participant medal. This limited release medal can be earned by running in MCMO events in May, June, August and November. In 2018, only 300 medals were distributed.

The Quantico Tri includes a 750-meter swim in the open water of the Potomac, 19.2K bike ride and 5K run. The 7.45-mile Quantico 12K provides a perfect training opportunity for those preparing to participate in the 44th MCM this October.

Visit to learn more about the MCM Event Series and discover additional opportunities to #RunWithTheMarines.

The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), known as "The People’s Marathon," promotes physical fitness and generates community goodwill while showcasing the high standards and discipline of the United States Marine Corps. Annually ranked as one of the largest marathons in the US and the world, the MCM welcomes runners from all 50 states and more than 60 countries. The 43rd MCM, coordinated by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO), will be held Oct. 28, 2018 in Arlington, VA. The MCM is presented by Arlington County, Brooks, Cigna and Leidos. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied. Connect with the Marine Corps Marathon on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, YouTube and Flickr. #RunWithTheMarines

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