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FREE Introduction to Kayaking Class
Saturday Sept 13, 2014 1 P.M. to 3 P.M.


 The Town of Quantico is pleased to partner with the Ft. Belvior/Quantico Chapter of Team River Runner in offering a FREE Introduction to Kayaking Class on Saturday September 13, 2014 from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. The class will cover the origins and history of kayaking, basic kayaking safety, the benefits of different kayak designs/models, types and uses of different paddle strokes, the physical and mental benefits of kayaking, and adaptive paddling options for individuals with limited physical or mental abilities. Kayaks, paddles and floatation devices will be provided. Class size is limited to 12 participants. This event is open to the public. Participants will be registered on a first come first serve basis with a limit of 2 persons per family. Children 8 years old and over are welcome to participate but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This event is being provided as a Free service by Team River Runner. This event will be held at Raftelis Potomac River Park 408 River Road Quantico VA 2213. Team River Runner (TRR), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, gives active duty service members and veterans an opportunity to find health, healing, and new challenges through whitewater boating and other paddling sports. Participants/individuals wishing to learn more about the mission of Team River Runner are encouraged to visit www.teamriverrunner.org. To register please contact Mayor Kevin Brown at cell/text (571) 334-3432 or mayor@townofquantico.org. Find out more about this and other town events by visiting www.townofquantico.org or by searching for "Town of Quantico" on Facebook.

Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Races
Saturday Sept 20,2014 from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M.


 The Town of Quantico is pleased to partner with the Ft. Belvior/Quantico Chapter of Team River Runner and the American Canoe Association (ACA) in hosting the 2nd Annual Blockade Run Kayak and SUP Races on Saturday September 20, 2014 from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. This event will include the following races: 1K kayak race, 1K kayak 4-person team relay race, 1K SUP race, 1K SUP 4-person team relay, 250M Kids kayak race and 250M Kids SUP race. An awards ceremony will follow the races. All equipment will be provided and is included in the registration fee. The registration fee for this event is $20 for adults, kids race for free. Same day registration will be available on race day. This event is open to the public. Children 8 years old and over are welcome to participate but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This event will be held at Raftelis Potomac River Park 408 River Road Quantico VA 2213. Team River Runner (TRR), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, gives active duty service-members and veterans an opportunity to find health, healing, and new challenges through whitewater boating and other paddling sports. Participants/individuals wishing to learn more about the mission of Team River Runner are encouraged to visit www.teamriverrunner.org. To register please contact Mayor Kevin Brown at cell/text (571) 334-3432 or mayor@townofquantico.org. Find out more about this and other town events by visiting www.townofquantico.org or by searching for "Town of Quantico" on Facebook.



The Cowles Auto 2014 Salute to Our Troops Music Series
Next Concert - Rose Between Thorns
Saturday Sept 20, 2014 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM


The Town of Quantico is proud to announce it will be hosting the Cowles Auto 2014 Salute to Our Troops Music Series.  This event series is being held in honor of all those who have and continue to serve in the United States Armed Forces.  The Cowles Auto 2014 Salute to Our Troops Music Series will consist of six (6) FREE family-friendly outdoor music concerts held at the town’s recently renovated Raftelis Potomac River Park located at 408 River Road Quantico Virginia 22134.  All music concerts will be held on Saturday's from 7pm to 11pm.  The Cowles Auto Group has multiple local dealerships in Woodbridge Virginia specializing in new Ford and Nissan autos as well as other select pre-owned vehicles.  You can find out more about Cowles Auto by visiting www.cowlesauto.com or calling (888) 407-9711 to reach the Ford Dealer or (888) 402-0908 to reach the Nissan Dealer.
Schedule:

Sat May 24th Tyler Tolliver
Sat June 28th The Sasparilla Band
Sat  July  19th The No Pressure Band
Sat  Aug 16th The James King Band (2014 Grammy Nominee) - CANCELLED
Sat Sept 20th Rose Between Thorns
Sat  Oct 18th The School Street Ramblers

Any questions or comments related to the Town of Quantico or this event should be directed to Mayor Kevin Brown at (571) 334-3432 or mayor@townofquantico.org.


History


Our town is rich in history; beginning in 1654 it was originally called Potomac for the river that flows along the town’s edge.   It was changed to Quantico, an Indian word meaning, “by the large stream” in 1872.  Incorporated in 1927 and chartered in 1934. The town is completely surrounded by the U.S. Marine Corps Base except for the Potomac River to the East.  According to the 2010 Census, the population of Quantico was 480.  We have a mixed population.  Retired and active duty Marines live in town among civilians.   Our town consists of 11 streets. We have a lot of visitors who tell us about the nostalgia of this small town America in the heart of urbanization.  For the retired Marines and their families who visit here each year for their reunion, it’s like coming home, bringing back old memories.

For further History and Directions Click Here to Download the Town of Quantico Brochure.

The Town of Quantico is located in Prince William County, Virginia, just 40 miles from Washington D.C. and 25 miles from the cities of Manassas and Fredericksburg.

   

Rules of Entry - North Gate Only - Picture I.D. - Random Screenings
There is a Marine Corps MP or sentry at the front gate as you enter Fuller Road, standing by to greet visitors. 

The Marine Corps was given exclusive jurisdiction by Virginia and the Congress to maintain and police Fuller Road when the Marine Corps acquired the land.

However, freedom of ingress and egress is maintained for the residents and visitors to the Town of Quantico.

Rules of Exit - North Gate Only
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