USAA Grand Prix Returns to Camp Lejeune

07/19/2018 - 16:14

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC — The 2019 USAA Grand Prix Series will return with the anticipated races in 2019. The USAA Grand Prix Series is the area’s most extensive race series that offers elements that no other running series does:

Compete with America’s toughest fighting force, United States Marines;
Run trails and training courses used by Marines; and
Give runners a taste of the Marine Corps lifestyle.

What to look for in 2019!
Races – the 2019 Series will consist of four core races:

Xtreme Endurance 12K+ Challenge – This race kicks off the Series with a European Cross Country style course. Runners battle obstacles provided by Mother Nature!
St. Paddy’s Engineer 5-Mile Challenge – This race truly tests a runner’s strength and endurance as they tackle natural terrain, mud pits, and man-made obstacles.
Marine Raiders Mud, Sweat & Tears 5-Mile Mud Run – This is our premier mud run. Runners struggle their way across challenging mud pits.
Marine Corps Half Marathon/5-Mile – The Marine Corps Half Marathon returns. This flat fast course makes it ideal for runners of all skill levels and is stroller friendly.

New/Additional Obstacles for St. Paddy’s Engineer Challenge – you asked for additional obstacles for St. Paddy’s Engineer Challenge to help with bottlenecking…you got them! We will be adding additional and larger obstacles to the race to help decrease wait times at obstacles.

2019 USAA Grand Prix Series Ultimate Challenge – Run all four races during the 2019 calendar year and you will receive a fifth commemorative medal.

Heroes Mile – Heroes Mile made its debut in 2016 at the Marine Corps Half Marathon (13.1 mile distance option). We have partnered again with the Jacksonville Tourism Development Authority to return in 2019.

Run For the Swag! New shirt, finisher medal, and age group award medal designs for each race. All medals and shirts will be on display on the race website

Awards – 1st, 2nd, 3rd place by age groups, overall masters (male & female), and overall male and female winners will be crowned for each race.

2019 Race Schedule

Feb 9 | X-treme Endurance 5-Mile Challenge | Marine Corps Air Station New River
Mar 15 | St. Paddy’s Day Engineer 5-Mile Challenge | Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune
Apr 27 | Marine Raiders Mud, Sweat & Tears 5 Mile Mud Run | Stone Bay
Sep 14 | Marine Corps Half Marathon, 10K/5 Mile | Camp Lejeune

Registration is currently open for the 2019 X-treme Endurance 12K+ Challenge. For additional race information and registration details, visit

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