Announcements

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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

Tun Tavern Ten – NOVEMBER
Virtual 10K or 10-mile run

Complete your race anytime in November and honor the 247th Marine Corps birthday!

WHO
Open to everyone.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Celebrate the 247th Marine Corps Birthday by running either a 10K or 10-miles. Your finisher medal and t-shirt will be mailed to you in December. Thank you for supporting your Marine Corps.
HONOR AND COMMITMENT
You will complete your run with honor and commitment. Please post your photos on social media with: #iamsemperfit #tuntaverntencp
VIRTUAL RUN
This allows you to complete your distance at a location of your choosing, and you can run anytime you’d like, anywhere in the world (cadence optional but highly recommended).
WHAT IS INCLUDED
For only $45 per participant:

  • Tun Tavern finisher medal
  • Tun Tavern T-shirt
  • A chance to support America’s finest fighting force and their morale programming aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

FINISHER MEDAL
This momentous medal features a barrel with the iconic Tavern embossed in the middle which is the birthplace of the Marines. It also features a bottle opener to help you celebrate the Historic Birthday of the United States Marine Corps.

Stay connected and share your Tun Tavern Ten experience with us.
@hcrscp | @semperfitcp

Online registration closes Nov 30 at midnight.

Semper Fitmas Santa & Elf Run – DECEMBER 10
ACU 5

**Now Open to the General Public**

HO HO HO! Join us for a joyful fun run to celebrate the Holidays! Sign up for our 4K Santa Run and receive a Santa suit to wear during your run. All 1K Elf Run participants receive an Elf hat! The run will also highlight the Navy’s iconic LCACs (Landing Craft Air Cushion) along the course and in the venue.

WHO
General Public Can Attend
Semper Fitmas & Elf Run is now open to the general public with the following stipulations:

  • Those without base access must do one of the following:Arrange to be sponsored by an authorized base patron to obtain a visitors pass.
  • Arrange to be escorted in on race morning by an authorized base patron.
  • Sign up for the race, bring your confirmation email (printed or on your phone), Real ID or passport, car insurance, and vehicle registration to the Visitor Center prior to event day to obtain a 1-day pass.

Other Restrictions

  • You will need to pass a background check (at the Visitor Center) to obtain a visitor pass.
  • Those under the age of 18 cannot obtain a visitor pass and must be escorted on base.
  • Those in possession of a visitor pass cannot escort another adult who doesn’t have a pass.

Please do not register for the run unless these requirements have been coordinated. Patrons who don’t make arrangements or obtain a pass to enter Camp Pendleton will be turned away and no refund will be issued.
The Camp Pendleton Visitor Center is located in BLDG 20255T, adjacent to the Main Gate near I-5.
Business hours are: Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:30pm.
Due to the large demand for visitor passes, please obtain your pass as soon as you register to avoid being turned away due to extended waiting times or unforeseen closures. Usually, the best time to come is first thing in the morning. Avoid Fridays as that day is always extremely busy.

ENTRY FEES
4K Santa Run (Ages 9+)
$15 – Active Duty
$30 – Military Dependents/Retirees
$45 – General Public

1K Elf Run (Ages 4-12)
$20 – Active Duty Dependent Kids
$25 – General Public Kids

+$5 – Day of registration

REGISTRATION

  • Limited registration – sign up early!
  • Online registration closes December 7 at midnight.
  • Day-of registration accepted only if not sold out.

SCHEDULE
9:00am – Check-In and Venue Opens
10:00am – Elf Run Start
10:15am – Santa Run Start
11:15am – Course Cut-Off
11:30am – Venue Closes
RULES

  • Minimum age limit for Santa Run: 9 years.
  • Age limit for Elf Run: 4-12 years.
  • Event is held rain or shine (unless deemed unsafe).
  • Pendleton Races has the right to modify the course if necessary for safety or training exercises.
  • This is a non-timed event with no awards – run for fun!
  • For safety reasons, please adhere to the youth age limits.

DIRECTIONS
Main Gate
I-5 Northbound
Take the Camp Pendleton exit.

I-5 Southbound
Take the Camp Pendleton/Harbor Drive exit and turn left.
Enter the main gate and continue on Vandegrift for approximately 1.5 miles.
Turn left at Ash Road/Stuart Mesa Road.
Stay on Stuart Mesa Road for 3 miles then turn left at Donald Cook Road.

Pulgas Gate
I-5 Southbound
Take the Pulgas exit and turn left.
Enter the Pulgas gate and stay to the right until you reach Stuart Mesa Road.
Turn right at Stuart Mesa Road and continue 4.5 miles then turn right at Donald Cook Road.

Stay connected and share your Semper Fitmas Santa & Elf Run with us.
@hcrscp | @semperfitcp

Online registration closes December 7 at midnight.

Sat, December 10: 10:00am at ACU 5

SF: HCRS Zero Dark Dirty

Zero Dark Dirty – JANUARY 20
Lake O’Neill

Assemble for Zero Dark Dirty and test your Skills! The course offers various night obstacles and the challenge of running at night.

WHO

General Public Can Attend

  • Zero Dark Dirty is now open to the general public with the following stipulations: Those without base access must do one of the following:
  • Arrange to be sponsored by an authorized base patron to obtain a visitors pass.
  • Arrange to be escorted in on race morning by an authorized base patron.
  • Sign up for the race, bring your confirmation email (printed or on your phone), Real ID or passport, car insurance, and vehicle registration to the Visitor Center prior to event day to obtain a 1-day pass.

Other Restrictions

  • You will need to pass a background check (at the Visitor Center) to obtain a visitor pass.
  • Those under the age of 18 cannot obtain a visitor pass and must be escorted on base.
  • Those in possession of a visitor pass cannot escort another adult who doesn’t have a pass.

Please do not register for the run unless these requirements have been coordinated. Patrons who don’t make arrangements or obtain a pass to enter Camp Pendleton will be turned away and no refund will be issued.

The Camp Pendleton Visitor Center is located in BLDG 20255T, adjacent to the Main Gate near I-5.

Business hours are: Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:30pm.

Due to the large demand for visitor passes, please obtain your pass as soon as you register to avoid being turned away due to extended waiting times or unforeseen closures. Usually, the best time to come is first thing in the morning. Avoid Fridays as that day is always extremely busy.

VIEW MAP FOR VISITOR CENTER

ENTRY FEES

Active Duty: $15
Dependent/Retirees: $30
General Public: $45
Day-of Registration: +$5

T-Shirts: $20 Limited quantities and sizes available.
Headlamps (REQUIRED): $5 online, $10 day-of purchase, or bring your own (must be headlamp or flashlight – you cannot use your phone light).

REGISTRATION

  • Online pre-sale t-shirts sales closes Dec 27 at midnight.
  • Online Registration closes Jan 18 at midnight.

SCHEDULE
5:00pm – Check-In and Venue Opens
6:00pm – Run Start
7:30pm – Course Closes
AWARDS
Awards will be given to the top 3 M/F finishers across the line.
This event is not timed (finish line will have a clock).
GOODY BAG
All runners will receive a “Grab ‘n Go” goody bag as they finish the run filled with sponsor items, nutrition and a finisher medal.
RULES

  • 13+ age limit (for safety, please adhere to the age limit)
  • No headphones/ear buds allowed
  • HEADLAMPS REQUIRED – No exceptions
  • 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 7:30pm.

DIRECTIONS
Main Gate
I-5 Northbound
Take the Camp Pendleton exit.

I-5 Southbound
Take the Camp Pendleton/Harbor Drive exit and turn left.
Enter the main gate and continue on Vandegrift for approximately 8 miles.
Turn left at Santa Margarita Road.
Turn right at Lake O’Neill Road and follow event signs to parking area.

San Luis Rey Gate
Enter the gate and proceed approximately 4 miles on Vandegrift.
Turn right at Santa Margarita Road.
Turn right at Lake O’Neill Road and follow event signs to parking area.

Stay connected and share your Zero Dark Dirty experience with us.
@hcrscp | @semperfitcp

Online registration opens November 9th at 9:00am

Fri, Jan 20: 6:00pm at Lake O’Neill

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