Feel Like a Marine Corps—Run the 11th Annual Bootcamp Challenge

The popular three mile obstacle course event returns to San Diego Sept. 29.

The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) will host the 2012 Bootcamp Challenge, a popular and competitive athletic event taking place annually during San Diego's Fleet Week, on Saturday, September 29.

The three mile run is part obstacle course, featuring the very same physical challenges that Marines Corps Recruits encounter during their training.  In addition, more than 60 United States Marine Corps Drill Instructors will be on hand to encourage participants as they tackle the course. 

The course will take place on paved roads and hard-packed dirt.  Participants will face more than 40 obstacles, including hay jumps, tunnel crawls, log hurdles, six foot walls, trenches, cargo net walls, and push up stations throughout the race.  Awards will be handed out to the top three finishers in each of the 29 categories divided into different age groups, individual performances, and team performances.

Those interested in signing up for the Bootcamp Challenge may do so as an individual, a 3-person team, or a 5-person team.  Registration for the event is $39 per individual, $117 per 3-person team, and $195 per 5-person team.  Registration is available online at bootcampchallenge.com.  All participants will receive official race t-shirts.  Proceeds from the event will go to the Quality of Life programs for Marines and Sailor stations aboard the MCRD San Diego.

The 2012 Bootcamp Challenge begins at 9 a.m.  The Elite Division will be the first to begin, followed by individual men, individual women, 3-person teams, then 5-person teams.  Day of race registration and t-shirt pickup begins at 6:30am.  The event will be followed by a post-race party, featuring music, food, and drinks.

Deanne Goodman October 02, 2012 at 03:02 AM
This was definitely a fun but challenging race! If you didn't go this year, be sure to put it on your race next year.


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