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What is the Boot Camp Challenge

The Boot Camp Challenge consists of a 4.6 mile course aboard the famous Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego where Marines are made! Prepare yourself for 19 obstacles and challenges you will have to overcome used by United States Marine Corps Recruits. Some of these obstacles will include wall climbs, log hurdles, tunnel crawls, cargo net climbs, rope climbs, ammo can lifts, sandbags and more. To ensure you stay highly motivated, Marine Corps Drill Instructors await throughout the course ensuring you complete the obstacles and challenges along the way. The Boot Camp Challenge accepts all participants from beginners to the most experienced obstacle course racers. Are you ready for the Challenge?

For more information about the Marines, or to find a recruiter near you, click HERE.

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Sponsors

THE Boot camp challenge is proudly brought to you by the following sponsors:
For more information and to sponsor, call: 858.577.1696

Categories

The Race will begin at 9 a.m. Day-of registration  opens at 7 a.m. After the race, join us for our post-race festivities and award ceremony beginning around 11 a.m.

Open Category

This category is for those that wish to experience the Boot Camp Challenge while having fun, building camaraderie by helping other participants, and feeling proud for accomplishing a challenging event. Participants will conquer the obstacles and challenges at their own pace.

Competitive Category

Participants are required to complete all obstacles and challenges before proceeding to the next obstacle. An exercise penalty will be applied for failure to complete an obstacle, i.e. Jumping Jacks, Mountain Climbers and Push-ups to name a few. Awards for Individual Male and Individual Female will go to the top 3 finishers in the following age groups:

  • 15 – 19
  • 20 – 29
  • 30 – 39
  • 40 – 49
  • 50 – 59
  • 60+

Platoon Experience

The “Platoon Experience” is a unique opportunity to run the Boot Camp Challenge like never before. You’ll be placed in a platoon of 30 participants and run the course together. As a platoon, you’ll meet the challenges of the course, conquer the obstacles and finish together. Make no mistake this will be an intense and difficult, but not an impossible task. The platoon will be required to carry a team weight throughout the course. Along the course you can expect the platoon to stop and perform various exercises, i.e. Jumping Jacks, Mountain Climbers and Push-ups to name a few. To enhance this experience, there will be Drill Instructors assigned to your platoon. They will encourage, motivate and guide the platoon to the finish. Marines never leave a Marine behind!

Sign up, show up and take up the challenge!

Awards Categories

Awards will be give to the top 3 Males & top 3 Females in the following Individual Competitive Categories:

• 15 – 19

• 20 – 29

• 30 – 39

• 40 – 49

• 50 – 59

• 60+


Accept The Challenge

FAQ

What are the age requirements?

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

What do the proceeds of this event go towards?

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

How will I receive my race packet?

In order to receive your packets in the mail, you or your entire team must register by April 28. The packet includes your race numbers and course information.

Will there be a bag check available?

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.

What is the refund policy?

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.

What if I would like to change my category?

Request for category changes must be made no later than April 28. Contact bootcampchallenge@usmc-mccs.org

Are strollers allowed?

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.

Are pets allowed?

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

When will the results be posted?

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

Any additional questions?

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