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Washington D.C. Region

Operation D.C.

From Maryland to D.C. and back. A flat, fast 10 +/- mile course with 10, 25, or 50 lbs.

Operation D.C.
Operation D.C.

Time & Location

Feb 08, 2025, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Washington D.C. Region, Meadowbrook Local Park

About the Event

Operation D.C.

February 08, 2025 | Near Washington D.C.

Distance: 10 +/- miles

Weight: 10 / 25 / 50 lbs dry

Elevation: 679 +/- elevation gain

Brief Start Time: Saturday, February 08, 2025 at 0800 hrs

Event Start Time: Saturday, February 08, 2025 at 0830 hrs

Start Location: Rock Creek Trail Parking Lot

Event Finish Time: Saturday, February 08, 2025 at 0800 hrs

Finish Location: Rock Creek Trail Parking Lot

Situation

Operation D.C. is a 10-mile loop just outside Washington D.C., featuring well-maintained trails and a manageable 650-foot elevation gain. This event offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the nation's capital while taking on a challenging physical test. Participants can choose to carry a backpack weighing 10 lbs, 25 lbs, or 50 lbs, allowing for a personalized level of difficulty.

Mission

Operation D.C. LIGHT. Candidates must carry 10 lbs (dry weight) and complete the 10 +/- mile route in under 4 hours to pass and under 2 hours to earn the GBF Operation D.C Dog Tag.

Operation D.C. Candidates must carry 25 lbs (dry weight) and complete the 10 +/- mile route in under 4 hours to pass and under 2.5 hours to earn the GBF Operation D.C Dog Tag.

Operation D.C. HEAVY. Candidates must carry 50 lbs (dry weight) and complete the 10 +/- mile route in under 4 hours to pass and under 3 hours to earn the GBF Operation D.C Dog Tag.

Execution

Candidates will meet at the Rock Creek Trail Parking Lot. At 0800 hours, GBF Staff will give an event brief before answering any questions and releasing the candidates to begin the route at 0830 hours.

Service Support

Mapping. GBF events use the AllTrails app for navigation. To download the route from AllTrails, you will need to sign up for a membership. GBF suggests candidates have a paper map, compass, and GPS too.

Route. Ensure you download the map for offline use. Cell service is not guaranteed. The route for Operation D.C. is here.

Weight. Candidates must carry a minimum of 10 / 25 / 50 lbs dry (i.e. without food and water) in a backpack. Weight vests or sandbags are not permitted.

Equipment

Mandatory Equipment

Strongly Recommended

Dress. Candidates' dress will be a personal choice.

Checkpoints. There are no checkpoints on this route.

Water. There will be bottled water at the finish point. Candidates should carry enough water to last the route distance plus 2 additional miles, in case they get lost.

Rations. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 energy bars and 0.5 liters of water as emergency rations.

Medical. Every candidate requires a personal medical kit. GBF Staff must be made aware of any medical conditions before starting the event.

Transportation. Transport to and from the event will be at the candidate's arrangement.

Command and Signal. GBF HQ: 941-993-9432

The Fine Print

Numbers. Maximum number of candidates 30. Minimum number of candidates 10.

Refunds. Refunds will be in the form of a GBF voucher to use towards future events. Refunds must be requested 30 days before the event start date.

Event Changes. Slight changes to any event including, but not limited to route changes, brief times, start locations, and other details are under the discretion of GBF Staff.

Tickets

  • Operation D.C.

    $75.00
    Tax: +$5.25 Tax
  • Operation D.C. LIGHT

    $75.00
    Tax: +$5.25 Tax
  • Operation D.C. HEAVY

    $75.00
    Tax: +$5.25 Tax

Total

$0.00

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