Department of New Jersey Events

Event Submission

To submit your events to the calendar, send info to: Event listings are updated twice a month on the 10th and the 20th.

Marine Corps Run for Freedom 5k
Aug 22 all-day

5K Run, Walk or Ruck

  • $35 Includes Custom Marine Corps Raider Shirt
  • $40 Day of Race
  • Chip Time Course starts and ends at iPlay America
  • Race starts at 9:30am
  • Race day registration and check in starts at 7am at the Runners High Store adjacent to IPlay America where you will recieve your bib number and shirt.
  • After party $1 Drafts with purchase of Marine Corp Mug

Package pick up will also be available the night prior to the race between 4pm and 7pm at Runners High.

Rain or shine. Sorry no refunds.

Registration and Parking will be available at IPlay America parking lot at 110 Schanck Rd, Freehold Township, NJ 07728

View more information here:

20th Annual Lakeland Detachment Golf Outing @ Preakness Valley Golf Course
Sep 11 @ 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Below is the download link for the 20th Annual Lakeland Detachment Golf Outing registration form. 

Details are as follows:

Event Location:

Preakness Valley Golf Course 
209 Totowa Road
Totowa, NJ 07470

DATE: Friday September 11, 2020

TIME:  7:30 AM Register & Breakfast – 8:30AM Shotgun Start

COST:   Includes Green Fees, Cart, Breakfast and Buffet Lunch Plus Beer & Soda, on Course; Prizes for All

$135 per golfer if paid on or before August 28, 2020
$145 per golfer if paid after August 28, 2020

Payments: Cash, Check or Credit Card

Reservations – ASAP (to reserve your space)



Lakeland 744 20th Annual Golf Outing Registration Form (14 downloads)
19th Annual Leadership School @ National Guard Training Center
Oct 3 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

We are pleased to announce that the Department of New Jersey will assemble its 19th Annual Leadership School to be  held on the new date of 3 October 2020 at the Modern Learning Center located in Sea Girt.

The class will begin at 0800 and conclude at 1600. Lunch will be provided. It is suggested and recommended that you arrive 30 minutes early.

The course outlines and curriculum will facilitate a greater understanding and working knowledge for the attendees while covering general and operational aspects of the Marine Corps League and its members.

It is strongly encouraged and recommended that all newly elected and or appointed officers attend. Please note that the attached application is a “FILLABLE PDF” Form.

The cohort will be limited to 30 members. Should an opening become available, accommodations will be made on a first come first served basis.

It is advisable to register early as the class fills up quickly.

The cost is $40.00 and is Non-Refundable upon commitment.

Download the Leadership School Application.


A check for $40.00 should be made out to Department of NJ MCL and mailed to:

Leadership School Dean
c/o Michael Waluk
201 Westfield Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854-5539

If you have any questions, please contact me at (732) 689-0034 or email at

New Jersey Department Staff Meeting @ New Jersey Army National Guard (Sea Girt)
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Department Meeting/Mini Convention


2020 Mini Convention Delegate Registration Form

$5 Pre-Registration Fee/$10 at the Door
4 October 2020, 0830-1630
National Guard Training Center
100 Camp Dr, Sea Girt, NJ 08750

We will be holding our next Department Meeting on 4 October 2020 at Sea Girt starting at 0830 and going until approximately 1630. For all intents and purposes this will be our Convention, so I ask all Detachments and Districts to send Representatives. The Department will be providing lunch that day.  We will have our normal meeting to include Awards and Recognition in the AM and after lunch will be holding Nominations, Elections and Installation of Department Officers.  This will be in accordance with the 2020 Emergency Plan for Elections and Installations for Departments as approved by the National Board of Trustees on 1 April 2020.

NOTICE TO ALL:   To enter the property you will need to have in your possession a valid ID such as a Veterans ID card, NJ Driver’s License with Veterans noted on the face.  They will also have a full roster of our membership if needed at the front gate. Remember when entering … Let them know you are with the MCL attending a meeting at Building #42.

New Jersey Pack Growl @ Freehold Elks
Oct 17 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Bring Your Bones!

We will be holding our next NJ Pack Growl on 17 October 2020 starting at 0830 at the Freehold Elks in Freehold NJ.  This will be an extended Growl so please bring your gear.  We will be holding Initiations of all Pups moving up to Devil Dogs and all Devil Dogs that received Special Dispensation to be initiated to the degree of Pedigree Devil Dogs.  I will be barking with our Mad Dog to go over the details.  All newly Advanced Devil Dogs will have a date of 11 July 2020 as the date of Advancement so they are eligible to move up to PDD if they so choose to in Springfield, IL in 2021

Happy Birthday Marines
Nov 10 all-day

United States Marine Corps Birthday


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