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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.


Amphibious Assault Kayak Challenge – AUG 20
1K kayak challenge at Del Mar Beach – Pebble Beach

Grab your water attire and join us for a summer 2-person kayak challenge in the harbor of Del Mar Beach Resort with a start/finish at Pebble Beach. Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are all provided.

Only authorized base patrons 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.

$30 – Open Active Duty Team
$60 – Open Adult Team
$50 – Junior Team
$50 – Junior/Kid Family Team

  • Limited to 48 teams – sign up early!
  • Day-of registration accepted only if not sold out

7:30am – Check-In and Venue Opens
8:30am – Wave 1
* Additional waves every 30 minutes.
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.

  1. I-5 North to Camp Pendleton exit or I-5 South to Vandegrift/Harbor Drive exit then LEFT.
  2. Enter the Camp Pendleton main gate in the far right lane.
  3. Take the first exit to Wire Mountain Road. Stay to the RIGHT to head West on Wire Mountain Rd.
  4. LEFT turn at 12th Street. Once you reach the beach, follow the “Event Parking” signs.
  5. After you park, walk south to Pebble Beach which will be on your left (east) facing the boat basin.


  • Kayaks, paddles, and lifejackets will all be provided.
  • Lifejackets must be worn by all paddlers (adult and youth).
  • 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.
  • For safety reasons, please adhere to the youth age limits.

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Online registration opens July 26 at 9:00am.

Sat, Aug 20: 8:30am at Del Mar Beach – Pebble Beach

Buffalo Alley Run

Join us for a trail run in the northwestern foothills of Camp Pendleton. You may even get lucky with a bison sighting!

Distance: 10K


Buffalo Alley Marines

Trick-or-Treat Haunted Trail Walk

Dress up in your Halloween costume and join us for a haunted trail walk with ghostly music and lit decorations along the route.


Halloween inflatables.

Kids Turkey Trot

Gobble Gobble! Join us for a pre-Thanksgiving 1-mile Turkey Trot and receive a custom Turkey Trot kids t-shirt! Make your run extra fun and come dressed up in your favorite turkey or festive Thanksgiving attire!


SF: HCRS Kids Turkey Trot

Semper Fitmas Santa and Elf Run

Ho Ho Ho! Join us for our 4K Santa Run and get a Santa suit to wear during your run. All 1K Elf Run participants get an elf hat!


SF: HCRS Santa Run
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