Choose Your Race

The Boot Camp Challenge accepts all participants from beginners to the most experienced obstacle course racers. Are you ready to take the Challenge?

Two women competing in the Boot Camp Challenge

Open Category

Have fun with the Boot Camp Challenge Obstacle Course Race either by yourself or with your friends in the open category. 

Participants will conquer the obstacles and challenges at their own pace in the open category. Have fun, build camaraderie by helping other participants, and feel proud for accomplishing a challenging event. 

Man crawling through an obstacle during the Boot Camp Challenge

Competitive Category

Compete for time and awards in the competitive category. 

Individual 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. 

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+

A Marine Corps drill instructor running with Boot Camp Challenge race participants

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. You’ll meet the challenges of the course, conquer the obstacles and finish together. 

To enhance this experience, there will be two Drill Instructors assigned to your platoon. They will encourage, motivate and guide the platoon to the finish.

"This is going to be my fourth time doing it but by far loved the platoon experience…great way to implement teamwork and love the way we get pushed by the DIs.”
– Felicitas

The Boot Camp Challenge Obstacle Course

This obstacle course is 4.6 miles in length and consists of 20 REAL obstacles utilized by Marine Corps recruits. It includes wall climbs, log hurdles, tunnel crawls, cargo net climbs, rope climbs, ammo can lifts, sandbags, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.
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.
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 April 28. Contact bootcampchallenge@usmc-mccs.org
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.