3rd Annual Newport Beach 1st Battalion 1st Marines Beach Challenge
Start: Saturday, January 19, 2013 @ 8:00 AM (PST)
Newport Beach , CA 92660
Registration Closing Date
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 11:00 PM (PST)
Newport Beach - on the sand, 10-14 fitness challenges, a run/or walk around the back bay, many screaming Marines motivating you, sounds like fun?
Event will have 3 categories:
* Devil Dogs - 2K with 10 challenges
* Extreme - 5K with 14 challenges
* Devil Pups (Youth Course)
Can I do this?
Yes, we all can. The 2K and 5K course is for all fitness levels, 14 and over. For youth between 6 and 14 years we have a 1K course with 7 "not so easy" challenges!
The challenges will be a somewhat scaled down version of the "real" thing. You will still "enjoy" some sand in combat gear on the low crawl and back crawl, a good workout tossing grenades and dragging a litter, lifting amo cans, sand bag carry - all in the sand- while Marines are "motivating" you!
Online by 11pm PCT, January 17th (DAY OFF):
* Devil Dogs - 2K with 10 challenges - $40 ($50)
* Extreme - 5K with 15 challenges - $50 ($60)
* Youth Course - 1K with 7 challenges -$10 ($15)
* NO Team registration the day of. Only individual. Teams must register before the event, by 11:00pm on January 17th.
* If you are a YOUTH group / school with 10 or more wanting to participate, please email is for a 50% off discount code at firstname.lastname@example.org
Am I racing agains the Marines?
The Marines will set the time, in case you want to challenge them, BUT their time does not count in the overall race results. You are not racing against them, but feel free to try and challenge them.
Timing and Course Details
Timing: chip timing by Time Management
* 6:30am - 10:00am REGISTRATION IS OPEN
* 8:00am - Course Demo by the Marines (time set) Race is waves of 10 people every 2-3 minutes
* 8:30am - START - 5K
* 9:30am - START - 2K
* 10:30am - KIDS Course start
While you hang out: listen to live music, hands on cool static displays from the Marines at 1/1, browse sponsor tents, and chat with your Marines!
FOOD ** Bloody Marry's ** BEER (for purchase, bring $$)
Team or Individual Registration?
The event is open to BOTH.
Teams consist of 4 people. Sign up as individuals, and in the "Team Name" field add your Team Name. Scoring will be average of the 4.
NOTE: Team Registration is NOT available the day of the event. Teams must register online by Thursday, 1/17 11:00pm PCT.
More than 4 people in your club or group? No problem...just create two or more teams.
Sign up and leave Team Name blank.
Medals / Results / Raffle
Results will be posted after the event.
***Medals for all finishers: DOG TAGS!***
The age division categories for results are: 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70+
RAFFLE - after all races, use the raffle ticket on your bib, must be present to win.
Some of our Raffle Items: Balboa Bay Club stay ($445 value), Ritz dinner for 2, Massages at the Hyatt & Balboa Fun Zone Package, Back Bay Bistro gift card, 333 Brunch for 4 & more!
Race Packet Pick Up
DAY OF THE EVENT ONLY
Come early to register and get your packet, goodie bag and T-Shirt. Registration opens at 6:30am.
Parking is $5 flat rate, please bring CASH only. Enter either side, off Bayside Dr or Main Gate at Back Bay. Event Central is located closer to Bayside Dr entrance so we suggest you park that side. GATES OPEN AT 6:00AM.
Watch a video from last year and see photos visit our website
Event will include a 30m low crawl and 30m back crawl in combat gear, a run along the beach, a grenade toss, tire flip (40m), litter carry (150m), Sand Bag carry (150m), Amo Can Carry (150m), Amo Can lift, push ups, lunges and several other physical challenges that will leave you exhausted but motivated. All for time!
The various physical events that comprise the 1/1 Marine Challenge mirror what Marines use to maintain their strength and endurance conditioning. Although our version may not make you into a Marine, you will certainly feel as tough as one when you cross the finish line.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Newport Beach 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Foundation, a non-profit organization.