Saturday, September 12, 2020 • Camp Lejeune, NC • Course Map
Note: The 2020 race is a virtual event. Registration details are included below.
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.
The series 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 the half marathon and the 5-mile race (for those not ready for the half marathon).
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 race day (Sept. 12), the average low is 64ºF and the average high is 84ºF.
- $45 – $70 for the half marathon
- $30 – $50 for the 5-miler
To reserve your spot in the 2020 virtual running of Camp Lejeune’s Marine Corps Half Marathon race, register online at Chronotrack.com here.
Official Race Website
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