Do you have to be able to run 3 miles to join the Marines?
I’m a young guy and real passionate about joining the USMC and have been since I was in my young teens. Although I’m a very fit and active guy, I don’t think I’m able to run 3 miles yet. I’m able to do the other physical requirements (crunches, push ups, pull ups, etc) but I’m having trouble with the mile running. The most I can do now is probably 1.5 miles. Do they expect fast/sprint running or moderate-paced jogging? Also, should I enroll in the Delayed Entry Program? Will that help prepare me?
What can I do to prepare myself physically for the Marines? I’m very determined to meet the mileage requirements so I can serve. I’d appreciate any advice! Thank you
- The First DragonLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Ask your recruiter; if you haven't got one yet, you are not as serious as you seem to think.
Most people, even the most fit, have to do some extra training to qualify for the Marines. They will help you with this.
- RICKLv 76 months ago
Just like swimming
You don't need to be able to do either to join
But you need to do both to graduate recruit training
- Steven SLv 76 months ago
To become a marine you must endure “the crucible”. A 3 mile run is child’s play compared to this. It tests you physically, mentally and morally. Look it up or ask a recruiter about it. Hit the gym now and take yourself to the limit. It will benefit you.
- Free At LastLv 66 months ago
If you're young and you can't run 3 miles then you're not fit.
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- Anonymous6 months ago
Why do you keep posting this c.rap?
- hoarsemanLv 76 months ago
Just faster than the guy next to you ?
- DzeLv 76 months ago
be in good shape before you join and it will be alot easier trust me ...
- MagmaladLv 46 months ago
If you're determined, then you dont need answers from here. Just bust your *** running. Or join up and let them bust your *** for you.
- 6 months ago
Don't you worry. They'll teach you how to run.