About

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.

Sponsors

Participant Sponsor:  $500
  • VIP Privileges
  • Up to 10 participant tickets
Corporate Sponsor:  $500
  • Logo on collateral
  • Logo on event t-shirt
  • Public address during event
  • VIP Privileges
  • Up to 20 participant tickets
For more information or to sponsor, call: 858.577.1696

Divisions & 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.

All runners in the competitive division will be required to complete all obstacles and challenges before proceeding. A time penalty will be applied for any skipped obstacles or challenges. There are no team options for the competitive division.

Individual Male & Individual Female age groups:

• 15-19

• 20-24

• 25-29

• 30-34

• 35-39

• 40-44

• 45-49

• 50-54

• 55-59

• 60-64

• 65-69

• 70+

All runners in the open catergory have the option of skipping obstacles or challenges as needed. If you encounter an obstacle or challenge that is too difficult you may go around and proceed with the rest of the course. The goal here is to enjoy the event and have fun. No awards will be given to the open division, all who complete the course will receive a “finisher’s medal”.

Individual Male & Individual Female age groups:

• 15-19

• 20-24

• 25-29

• 30-34

• 35-39

• 40-44

• 45-49

• 50-54

• 55-59

• 60-64

• 65-69

• 70+

2 person Team options:

• Male

• Female

• Co-ed

5 Person Team options: 

• Male

• Female

• Co-ed

• ROTC

• CORP

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

FAQ

Online Registration will open early 2019!

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

 

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!

 

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.

 

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.

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.

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

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

Contact

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

3800 Chosin Avenue Bldg. 5 West

San Diego, CA 92140-5196