Holiday running event occurs November 18 on Marine Corps Base Quantico
QUANTICO, VA (November 2, 2017) – The Marine Corps Marathon Organization holiday tradition returns with the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile on Saturday, Nov. 18 on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.
The event begins with the Mile at 9:30 a.m. Runners will start near installation headquarters at Lejeune Hall. Turkey Trot 10K runners will launch at 9:50 a.m., with the 10K course travelling through tree-lined, winding roads that follow along the scenic Potomac River.
Registration is available at www.marinemarathon.com.
The Turkey Trot 10K is open to runners age eight and above at a cost of $40. The Mile is open to everyone for $15 per registration. Strollers are permitted on the Mile course, enabling the entire family to participate.
All participants will receive a long-sleeve technical shirt with festive turkey cammo design (right), commemorative Turkey Trot bib and a bounty of post-event hospitality.
The Turkey Trot includes a finish-line petting zoo with live turkeys and more than 12 activity and giveaway booths.
Frozen turkeys and pies from Wegmans will be presented to top Turkey Trot 10K finishers and to those runners winning among their age group. The award ceremony will be held in the Turkey Trot finish area at 11 a.m.
In addition, more than 180 runners will receive the Distinguished Participant Award given to those who have completed MCM Events throughout the year including any of the three Marine Corps Historic Half events in May; the Run Amuck mud run in June; the Quantico Tri, or Quantico 12K in August and the Turkey Trot or Turkey Trot Mile. The medals are courtesy of VA Runner, the runner specialty store located in Woodbridge and Fredericksburg, VA, and Always Advancing.
Packet Pick-up for the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile will occur Nov. 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at MCM headquarters, Fowler Hall.
The 2017MCM Event Series, coordinated by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization, is sponsored by Brooks, GEICO Military, National University, Sentara Healthcare, Virginia529, Two Marines Moving and Wegmans. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement implied.