BootCamp Challenge is the only obstacle course race that allows participants to run through the same obstacles that turn recruits into Marines. BootCamp Challenge offers civilians the unique change to experience a taste of Marine Corps boot camp. BootCamp Challenge is a high-energy, endorphin-filled adrenaline rush with over 50 obstacles including tunnel crawls, log hurdles, 6ft vertical climbing wall, cargo net crawls, and push-up stations all manned by Marine Corps Drill Instructors who are there to encourage and motivate participants through the obstacles.


On site activation: High visibility customized footprint
Branding: Logo recognition on pre event publicity, on site banners, public address announcements
Hospitality: VIP Team package with snacks, beverages and Marine Corps souvenir

On site activation: High visibility footprint from 10’x10’
Ideal opportunity for mobile marketing, lead gathering ,sampling and couponing

Race Results

Schedule: The race will begin at 9:00am in 5-minute waves, starting with the individual men, then individual women, 2-person teams, 3-person teams, then 5-person teams. Day of race registration and t-shirt pick-up opens at 6:30am. After the race, join us for our post-race music and award ceremony beginning around 11:00am.

There will be no Elite division this year. Age divisions are as follows:

– 15-19 years old

– 20-24 years old

– 25-29 years old

– 30-34 years old

– 35-39 years old

– 40-44 years old

– 45-49 years old

– 50-54 years old

– 55-59 years old

– 60-64 years old

– 65-69 years old

– 70+ years old

Awards will be offered to the first three finishers in each category
– Individual Male
– Individual Female
– 2 Person Team
– 3 Person Team Male
– 3 Person Team Female
– 3 Person Team Co-ed (must include at least 1 female)
– 5 Person Team Male
– 5 Person Team Female
– 5 Person Team Co-ed (must included at least 2 females)
– 5 Person Team Corporate
– 5 Person Team ROTC


Sunday, January 1st: Online registration opens

Monday, September 18th: Last day to register to receive race packets (race bibs and information) in the mail

Wednesday, October 4th: Deadline to request category changes (individual or team)

Wednesday, October 11th: Online registration closes at 11:55pm PT

Saturday, October 13th: Race Day


Categories- HOW MANY CURRENT?Price
Individual Runners$45
2-Person Team$80.00
3-Person Team$120.00
5-Person Team$200.00
Day-Of Registration$50.00 per person

Day-of registration opens at 6:30am race morning. Participants must visit the small red Marine Corps Tent to fill out a form, then proceed to Day-of Registration Tent. Only cash or check (made out to Marine Corps Community Services) will be accepted day-of.


Register online at www.bootcampchallenge.com/registration. Online registration will close on Wednesday, October 11th at 11:55pm PT.

You must be at least 15 years old on race day to participate.


Each participant will receive:

  • BootCamp Challenge participant shirt
  • Bib number with timing tag
  • Finish line expo, refreshments, and celebration

All of the proceeds from BootCamp Challenge go to Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), which supports Marines and their families by providing morale, welfare, and recreational programming.

Individuals and Teams must register and waivers signed by Monday, September 18th to receive their race packets (race bibs and information) in the mail. Each 2, 3 or 5 person team is required to have a team captain. Race packets for the entire team will be mailed to the team captain.

If you registered before the cut-off date to receive race packets in the mail but didn’t receive your packet, or if you registered after the cut-off date to receive race packets in the mail, your bib number with your timing tag attached will be available for day-of pick-up at the Pre-Registration Tent under your last name.  Day-of pick-up opens at 6:30am race morning. Please plan accordingly!


BootCamp Challenge participant shirts will be available for pick-up at the T-Shirt Tent. You must use the shirt tag on your bib number to pick up your shirt. While we will do all we can to ensure you receive the shirt size you request, unfortunately we cannot make any guarantees.

There will be convenient parking options available along the Parade Deck. There will be a shuttle from the parking lot to the venue throughout the morning until the race starts. Carpooling is always recommended!

All vehicles and participants must enter through Gate 5 (Washington Street exit). We recommend that you arrive at the gate at least 1 ½ hours prior to the race start.

Yes, gear check will be available at the Bag Check Area. Plastic bags will be provided and all belongings must fit inside the bag. We discourage bringing any valuables to the race.


There will be portable restrooms located at the event venue.

Your entry fee is non-refundable but your bib number can be transferred to another participant at no additional cost. If you have any questions, please email bootcampchallenge@usmc-mccs.org.

Request for category changes must be made no later than Wednesday, October 4th.

Individual to Team: Have all participants register online as individuals, then the Team Captain can email us at bootcampchallenge@usmc-mccs.org with the team name (12 characters only) and each team member’s name along with the category you wish to compete in. A BootCamp Challenge representative will make the necessary changes.

Team to Individual: Entry fees are non-refundable but your bib number can be transferred to another participant at no additional cost. You may choose to replace your teammates, or elect to run as an individual. Email us with your decision at  bootcampchallenge@usmc-mccs.org and we will issue a new race bib(s).

Day-of Changes: Visit the Customer Service Tent for any changes that need to be made, to include team categories, substitutions, etc. Customer Service Tent opens at 6:30am race morning.

Water stations will be located at mile 1 and 2 of the race course. There will also be a Medical Tent and staff stationed at the event venue and on the course.

For your safety and the safety of your fellow participants, you are encouraged NOT to use iPods, MP3 players, or similar devices during the race.

No, baby strollers, jogging strollers, and children under the age of 15 are not permitted on the course. However, they are welcome in the expo spectator areas.


Though we love animals, dogs or pets of any kind are not allowed on the race course or venue.

Individual Male
Individual Female
2 Person Team
3 Person Female
3 Person Male
3 Person Co-Ed (must include at least 1 female)
5 Person Female
5 Person Male
5 Person Co-Ed (must include at least 2 females)
5 Person Corporate
5 Person ROTC

Official race results will be posted one business day after the race.

Please send an email to bootcampchallenge@usmc-mccs.org.


Please email all questions to bootcampchallenge@usmc-mccs.org

3800 Chosin Avenue Bldg. 5 West

San Diego, CA 92140-5196