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The Athletics Department provides organized sports opportunities for Marines, Sailors, authorized patrons and youth athletes at Camp Pendleton. The athletics program provides our customers, regardless of skill or experience level, an opportunity to take part in a competitive sports program of varying levels including Intramural Sports, Varsity Sports, All-Marine Sports, All-Armed Forces Sports, international-level competitions and Youth Sports. This program helps promote combat readiness, esprit de corps, leadership, teamwork and loyalty.

The athletics program helps identify the highest-caliber athletes with exceptional skills at Camp Pendleton who have the potential to continue on to higher levels of competition. The athletes that compete in our programs directly represent Camp Pendleton with an opportunity to represent the United States Marine Corps in All Armed Forces, international competition and Youth All-Star tournaments. For information on intramurals, Varsity Sports, athletics special events and All Marine Sports, call 760-725-6806. For Youth Sports leagues and special events, call 760-725-4188.


The Hard Corps Race Series (HCRS) consists of 13 race events providing organized athletic competitions for Marines, Sailors and local civilians held throughout the year at various sites on Camp Pendleton. Races include running, cycling, triathlons, the Marine Corps World Famous Mud Run, mountain biking, water competitions and a virtual run. Races are suitable for beginner athletes to advanced racers. The HCRS events focus on sportsmanship, camaraderie, fitness and competitive sports to promote health and fitness and provide competitive opportunities to all participants. For more information, call the race office at 760-725-RACE (7223) or email


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