If you’ve ever wanted to know what a Marine recruit experiences during bootcamp and whether you could keep up, now’s your chance to find out.
Registration is open for the 2015 Bootcamp Challenge, a 3-mile run and obstacle course that features similar physical challenges Marines Corps recruits encounter during their training. On Saturday, September 26, more than 3,000 participants will test their stamina and inner strength along the course, where nearly 40 obstacles — including log hurdles, tunnel crawls, wall climbs, cargo nets and push-up stations — are sprinkled throughout. The race is part of San Diego’s Fleet Week.
More than 60 USMC drill instructors will be stationed along the course to offer motivation. The event is designed for all fitness levels and offers participants behind-the-scenes access to the base. Proceeds from the event will go to the Quality of Life programs for Marines and sailor stations aboard the MCRD San Diego.
Registration is open online for individual, 3-person teams, and 5-person teams for this year’s Bootcamp Challenge. Registration for the event is $39 per individual, $117 per 3-person team, and $195 per 5-person team. All participants will receive official race T-shirts. 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.
The 2015 Bootcamp Challenge begins at 9 a.m. The race will begin in 5-minute waves, starting with the elite division, then individual men, individual women, 3-person teams and lastly, the 5-person teams. Day of race registration and T-shirt pickup begins at 6:30 a.m. The event will be followed by a post-race party featuring music, food and beer!
For more information and to register go to www.BootcampChallenge.com