As the coronavirus continues to spread across the U.S., local closures and restrictions are being implemented to help prevent high-risk situations. The 2020 Marine Corps 17.75K, scheduled for March 28, and the accompanying Motivational Dinner, have been canceled. Registrants for the event will still earn "Access Granted" for a guaranteed spot in the 45th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in October 2020, if their registration with the Guaranteed Access code was completed by Tuesday, March 17 at 2359 ET.

Registrants will not receive a refund of registration fees, however, they can choose one of the following alternative options at no additional cost:

  • Defer entry into next year’s Marine Corps 17.75K in March 2021.
  • Switch 17.75K participant category to “Virtual Run” and complete (and submit a detailed record or screenshot from a tracking device of) an 11.03 mile run by the original event date to receive participant shirt and finisher medal.
  • Transfer entry to the Belleau Wood 8K in June 2020 or the Quantico 12K in August 2020.

Instructions have been sent to the e-mail address provided by participants during registration.

So far, there have been no additional changes to Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) events scheduled for later in May and June, including the 2020 Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon on May 17, 2020. The organization will continue to adhere to federal, state, and local government policies and provide updates as quickly as possible during this rapidly evolving situation.

More information may be found on the Marine Marathon website, and all questions may be directed to For more COVID-19 information and resources, visit the MCCS Coronavirus page.