Get ready to get dirty because registration for the 2010 Hard Corps Race series is underway.
The Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command event tests the athleticism of California-based Marines and their civilian counterparts in a 10-part series that will kick off Feb. 27 with a 26-mile “Bulldog Bike Race” along the Camp Pendleton, Calif., coast. It’s the perfect warmup to the duathlon and triathlon to follow.
But you better hope you’re in top shape because the competition will get a lot tougher this year. The number of participates in the “World Famous Mud Run” is expected to double to 16,500 competitors, according to a Marine press release.
According to Anthony Carson, director of the Hard Corps Race Series at Pendleton:
This has to be one of Camp Pendleton’s most distinguished traditions, where individuals from all over can get together and have a great time competing.
Civilians have to pay an entry fee to participate but the race is free to all active-duty military members. The proceeds will go to Pendleton’s Marine Corps Community Services organization. Last year, the event raised $500,000, according to the release.
For more information about the event courses and registration, go to the Pendleton Web site or call Carson at 760-725-6289.