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icon 2022 MCAF Virtual Challenges

SUGAR BEAR MEMORIAL RUN

Run, walk, row, or bike 10 miles on July 22nd, 2022 to honor the memory of LtCol Mario “Sugar Bear” Carazo. LtCol Carazo made the ultimate sacrifice on July 22, 2010 when his AH-1W Cobra was shot down while supporting Marines engaged in a firefight in Afghanistan.

The proceeds from the event will be split between the Marine Corps Association Foundation and the Sugar Bear Foundation, which supports Gold Star families and Surviving Spouses. 

The first 300 participants will receive an exclusive pin with the Sugar Bear Memorial Run logo.

CHAPULTEPEC CHALLENGE WOD

Inspired by the Marine Corps Workout of the Day (WOD), join us in the Chapultepec Challenge WOD.  The Marines conquered Chapultepec Castle, sitting at the top of a 200 foot hill, in September 1847.  The Marines suffered nearly 90% casualties in the battle, and Marine tradition says the red stripe on the side of Marines’ Dress Blues trousers represents a “blood stripe” honoring the many NCOs and officers lost at Chapultepec.

On September 12th, 2022 (start date of the battle) encourage your friends to join you in the Chapultepec Challenge WOD:

3 Rounds for Time
Sprint 200 meters
18 Burpees
Sprint 200 meters
47 Crunches


The first 300 participants will receive an exclusive pin with the Chapultepec Challenge WOD logo. All proceeds from the Challenge will support our Foundation’s programs for Today’s Marines.

THE RUN FOR MARINES 10K

Celebrate the 246th Birthday of the Marine Corps by running, walking, biking, or rowing 10 kilometers on November 10th,2022.  Happy Birthday, Marines!

The first 300 participants will receive an exclusive pin with The Run For Marines 10K logo. All proceeds from the Challenge will support our Foundation’s programs for Today’s Marines.

How to Track Your Miles:

  1. Go to the App or Google Play Store on your mobile device
  2. Download the app “Map My Run by Under Armour” (the app icon is blue with a white UA logo and is free)
  3. Create your account
  4. Add “Marine Corps Association” as your friend
  5. Your friend request will be accepted by MCAF in the following days
  6. You will then receive a notification that you have been invited to the Challenge you registered for
  7. Click on the notification then click on the green “Join Challenge” button
  8. Click here if you need help using the “Map My Run” app

    *Note – If you are already friends with Marine Corps Association on the MapMyRun app, we will send you an invite to the Challenge. Please email your username to mcaf@mca-marines.org.