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The NPS Marines invite you to

The 243rd Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Date and Time

9 November 2018, 1800-2300


McNitt Ballroom, Herrmann Hall


$90 per ticket

Ticket Sales

Marines: 27 August 2018

NPS Community: 1 October 2018

Guest of Honor

MajGen Matthew Glavy, CG MARFORCYBER


Tickets can be purchased at the following link: https://npsmarines.thundertix.com/events/133769


Timeline Of Events


1630-2230: Ben Kaatz Photography opens for formal photos in La Novia Room (Basement of Herrmann Hall)

1630: Trident Room will be open for drinks (Basement of Herrmann Hall)

1800: Cocktail Hour Begins on Quarterdeck

·         Bar will be located on quarterdeck throughout the night

·         The Executive Briefing Room (EBC) will be open for guests to socialize in order to reduce congestion

·         The Welcome Center (entrance of Herrmann Hall) will also have history of Hotel Del Monte video going if Marines wish to show guests

·         The balcony will be open for guests to take informal photos and socialize

1845: Guests proceed to McNitt Ballroom / Bar will stop serving drinks

1855: Doors Close to McNitt Ballroom

1900-1930: Birthday Ball Ceremony

1930-2300: Dinner served, dance floor open, and bar re-opens

1930-2230: Peninsula Photobooth open for guest use in El Prado Room (Basement of Herrmann Hall)

2230: Last call for formal photos and bar will close down

2300: Event ends

NPS Marines Halloween 5k and 1k Fun Run


Date: 27 October 2018


0815-0850: Registration Check-in (Front of Herrmann Hall)

0900-1000: 5k (Run/Walk - 2 Laps on course route)

1000-1015: Kids 1K (1 Lap)

1020-1030: T-shirt and Goodie Bag Distribution

1030: Top 3 Male/Female Prizes, Raffle Prize, and Costume Prizes


Course Route Links:

NPS Halloween 5K:https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/add_to_website/2291764939 

NPS Halloween Kids 1K: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2291760022


Notes about the Race: 

  • Participants can park in the Herrmann Hall Parking Lot
  • Water bottles, bananas, oranges, and granola bars at finish
  • The Kids 1K start time will go following completion of 5k (this may be slightly before or after proposed 1000 timeline)
    • We encourage all runners to watch/cheer on the kids in the 1K race route
    • Parents more than welcome to run/walk 1K with kids
  • Prizes includes: 
  • $50 Restaurant Gift Cards for the Top 2 Male and Female 5K participants
  • $25 NEX Gift Card for 3rd Place Male and Female 5K participant
  • Gift Card for Raffle Winner (day of - does not need to be present to win)

Halloween Gift bags (Best Costume Categories)


Additional Notes

·         UOD: Mess Dress, Dress Blue “A” or service equivalent, and civilian black tie

·         Covers/gloves not required

·         MST Shuttle Transportation routes to La Mesa and Fort Ord will be sent out the week prior to the ball.

·         Don’t forget to take your commemorative gift home and please refrain from taking centerpieces off the tables.

·         Complimentary beer/wine during cocktail hour.  Once provided beer/wine is used, the bar will require cash or credit card.

·         No guest photography during ceremony/silence cell phones.

·         Absolutely no outside alcohol allowed.


For more information, please contact the NPS Ball Representative Captain Chelsea Scott at crscott@nps.edu