St. Paddy's Engineer 5 Mile Challenge

5 Mile, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Mar 12, 2016


Camp Lejeune, NC


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Running-5 Mile - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

Run/Walk-1 Mile - Individual Age group/open

$10 $15 Closed

About This Activity

The course was designed for Marines by Marines. As its name implies, it is a race that will test your strength and determination! The course includes a variety of obstacles and mud pits that will challenge your physical and mental endurance. You will get very dirty on this course! Not a course for speed. Delays may occur at obstacles. The St. Paddy’s Engineer Challenge is the 2nd race of the USAA Grand Prix Series Trifecta.

Event details and schedule

Event details and schedule

Race Date: Saturday, March 12th

Time: 5 Mile – Waves Start 8 a.m., 1-Mile - AFTER the last wave.

Location:  Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, NC

5 Mile

$30 Introductory Registration:           Friday, November 13, 2015 by Noon

$40 Early Registration:                      Friday, January 8, 2016 by Noon

$45 Regular Registration:                  Friday, February 12, 2016 by Noon

$50 Late Registration:                        Tuesday, March 8, 2016 by Noon

$60 Race Day Registration                Saturday, March 12, 2016 (Must have base access)*

1-Mile Fun Run (finisher medal only, no shirt or GPS points)

$10 Regular Registration                   Tuesday, March 8, 2016 by Noon

$15 Race Day Registration                Saturday, March 12, 2016

Must register by Fri, Feb 12 to guarantee shirt & size for St. Paddy’s Engineer Challenge.

*No race day registration for those without base access. If you do not have Base Privileges and would like to participate, you MUST register prior to the late registration date above. If you know someone with a car decal and they are attending the race, you may carpool with them to the event.  

Race registration fees are non-refundable

Race Start/Wave Time Information:

The race will begin at 8 a.m.  In order to alleviate congestion on the course, we will start in waves of 10-15 minute intervals.  There will be 150-200 runners assigned per wave with approximately 10 -12 waves.  Your wave designator will be indicated on your bib when you pick up your race materials. Waves will be determined by your average mile runtimeand by random selection, if a time is not available. We will trust that you place yourself in the correct wavePLEASE do not get into a faster wave than you can run as this will cause congestion on the course. If you wish to run with friends / team members or family in a wave behind yours, you may move backwards into that wave.   

1-Mile Fun Run: The fun run will begin AFTER the last wave.

RACE MATERIAL PICK-UP: Runners will receive race instructions, runner’s number, safety pins, and a commemorative shirt (register by Fri, Feb 12 to guarantee shirt). Those who have registered by noon on Tue, Mar 8 can pick up their race packet at the Wallace Creek Fitness Center on Fri, Mar 11 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. All racers can pick up their packets at the race site on the day of the event from 6-7:30 a.m.

FINISH/TIMING/RESULTS/REFRESHMENTS: Unofficial times are available immediately at the finish line on thedigital display clock. Finish times will be posted at the conclusionof each race. Complimentary refreshments will be available to allparticipants at the end of the race.

AWARDS: Awards will be presented to the top three male and female OVERALL and OVERALL MASTERS finishers, and to the following age categories: 9 and under, 10-12, 13-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over. Team awards will also be presented to the top team categories. Teams must have a minimum of 4 runners to score; husband and wife requires2 and mixed teams require at least 1 person of the opposite gender. The awards ceremony will be held after the last runner has finished. Awards will not be mailed.

Due to security aboard Marine Corps base, you must have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and a vehicle registration when entering the base.

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