CANCELLED

Out of an abundance of caution for public safety, precautionary measures are being taken to ensure the health and well-being of all Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego (MCRDSD) personnel, recruit population, families and our communities. As a result, MCRDSD will be cancelling the 2020 Boot Camp Challenge.

There are no known cases of COVID-19 here at MCRD San Diego, and we must remain cautious and focused on the public’s safety while continuing to make Marines. We apologize for any inconvenience, but these measures have been put in place with everyone’s best interests in mind. Thank you for your understanding.

Refunds will be issued in the upcoming weeks to all Challengers who have already registered.

Do you have what it takes to be a Marine?

The boot Camp Challenge
Obstacle Course Race

Marine demonstrating an obstacle in the Boot Camp Challenge

What Is the Boot Camp Challenge?

Prepare yourself for San Diego’s toughest obstacle course race, with 20 obstacles used by United States Marine Corps Recruits.

The Boot Camp Challenge consists of a 4.6 mile course aboard the famous Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego where Marines are made. 

To ensure you stay highly motivated, Marine Corps Drill Instructors await throughout the course ensuring you complete the obstacles and challenges along the way. 

Choose Your Race

“The [Platoon Experience] was a love/hate relationship. I hated it while I was doing it, but loved it when we completed it. And Yes, I signed up again this year.”
– Dana
Man competing in obstacle course race

The Obstacle Course

This 4.6 mile obstacle course race will test your speed, strength, and mental fortitude. 

You’ll conquer 20 REAL obstacles utilized by Marine Corps recruits throughout the course, including wall climbs, log hurdles, tunnel crawls, cargo net climbs, rope climbs, ammo can lifts, sandbags, and more.

Each obstacle will test your endurance and determination to see if you have what it takes to be a Marine. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Register online at bootcampchallenge.com or runsignup.com.
  • Online registration will close on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 11:55 PM.
  • There is no race day registration.

You must be at least 14 years old on race day to participate.

  • Friday, September 16, 2022: Last day to register in order to receive race packets (race bibs and information) in the mail.
  • Wednesday, October 12th: Online registration closes at 11:55 PM. There is no race day registration.
  • Saturday, October 15th: Race Day
  • The proceeds from the Boot Camp Challenge go to Marine Corps Community Services, which supports Marines and their families by providing morale, welfare, and recreational programming.
  • Individuals and Teams registered by Friday, September 16, 2022 will receive their race packets (race bibs and information) in the mail.
  • Each five-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 after September 16, 2022, your bib with your timing tag will be available for pick-up on race morning beginning at 6:30 AM.
  • If you registered before September 16, 2022 and did not receive your packet in the mail, please see customer service on race morning.
  • Boot Camp Challenge participant shirts will be available for pick-up at the t-shirt tent on race morning. You must use the 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 desire, we unfortunately cannot make any guarantees.
  • Yes, gear check will be available at the bag check area.
  • Plastic bags will be provided. We discourage bringing any valuables to the race.
  • There will be shuttles that take you approximately one mile to the main obstacle area where you can watch participants run the course.
  • There will be portable restrooms located at the event venue and along the course.
Your entry fee is non-refundable, but your bib number can be transferred to another participant at no additional cost.
  • Individuals to Team: Have all participants register online as individuals, then the team captain can email bootcampchallenge@usmc-mccs.org with the team name (12 characters only) and each team member’s name along with the team category you wish to compete in. A Boot Camp 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. The Customer Service tent opens at 6:30 AM the morning of the race.
  • Two water stations will be located on the racecourse.
  • There will be a medical tent and staff stationed throughout the venue and on the course.
  • Two water stations will be located on the racecourse.
  • There will be a medical tent and staff stationed throughout the venue and on the course.
  • No, baby strollers, jogging strollers, and children under the age of 14 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 racecourse or venue.
  • Official race results will be posted one business day after the race.