MCRD Parris Island Amazing Race
Uncle Sam is looking for a few good teams! Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is hosting a Marine basic training and common skills themed “Amazing Race” that couples navigation, physical fitness, and problem-solving in one 4+ mile event. 50 2-person teams will race aboard the historical Parris Island Recruit Depot and experience a fun and challenging event on the actual grounds where Marines are made. Expect to compete on tasks associated with recruit training as well as other skills that all Marines must know. With clever clues and Depot landmarks to guide you, navigate smartly between detours and roadblocks choosing between varying physical and mental tasks that best suit your team’s skills.
You must choose wisely as a mental task chosen and executed well at one detour may save you physically for another. Or, pushing through consecutive physical events may give you the edge you need to win. The choices and paths (and total race length) to you finishing first, are yours! Do you have what it takes? The race is open to all DoD service members, DoD civilians, and DoD Dependents in the Tri-Command area (the Depot, Naval Hospital, and Air Station). Each Colonel-level command will have several team spots reserved in effort to promote unit competition; these will revert to open team spots if not filled by 25 Aug. All racers will receive an event-themed shirt and customized race bib as a part of the entry fee. The 1st Place Team will receive two $100 gift cards to the MCX. Food and beverages will be available on site. *Participants must be 13 years or older. Opening ceremonies begin at 0800 at the Commanding General’s Building 154 with the race starting right after. The first team that crosses the finish line wins with final closing ceremonies happening at 1230. MCCS will be hosing a FREE Amazing Event Family Fun Run at 0800 on the same day. Entrance is $80 per team; Must register as a 2 person team.