North Carolina > Marine Corps Half Marathon
Camp Lejeune, NC • Saturday, September 21, 2013 • Course Map
Part of a series of running events known as the Semper Fi Grand Prix -- scheduled throughout the year, both here on the Marine Corps base in Camp Lejeune and around the southeast -- the Marine Corps Half Marathon takes runners on an out-and-back course that starts and finishes at the Russell Marine and Family Center and then winds through the paved roads around the base.
Described by the race organizers at Camp Lejeune as a scenic, fast and flat course, the race awards points to runners who have signed up for the Grand Prix series, which starts in January with the New Year's Resolution Run 5K on Onslow Beach at Camp Lejeune and finishes with the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., at the end of October and one final race, the Hampstead Turkey Trot in November just before Thanksgiving.
The starting time for the Marine Corps Half is 7:00 AM, and organizers note that the course is certified for five different race distances: the half marathon, the 20K distance, 10-mile, 10K and 5K.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled along North Carolina's Atlantic coastline, just over 50 miles northeast of Wilmington and roughly 130 miles southeast of Raleigh, the Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune typically sees September temperatures that average between 64°F and 84°F, while rainfall totals average just over 6.2 inches, making September its third-wettest month of the year.
On the day of the race (Sept. 21), the average low is 63°F and the average high is 83°F.
View the race route map for the Marine Corps Half Marathon
$45 for the half marathon, if registered by August 23, 2013 at 12:00 PM
$55 between Aug. 24 - September 6 at 12:00 PM
$65 between Sept. 7 - 18 at 12:00 PM
To reserve your spot in the early fall 2013 running of Camp Lejeune's Marine Corps Half Marathon race, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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