MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California — The 6th annual Marine Corps Trials, hosted by the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment, will take place at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 2-9.

The Marine Corps Trials is an 8-sport adaptive sports invitational involving more than 200 wounded, ill, or injured Marines, sailors, veterans, and international competitors. Participation in the Marine Corps Trials is open to active duty, reserve, and veteran wounded, ill, or injured Marines and sailors of all skill levels. Organized into three competing teams, participants represent Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, Wounded Warrior Battalion-West, and an international team of wounded warriors from Colombia.

The Marine Corps Trials provide an opportunity for all wounded, ill, or injured Marines, sailors, and veterans to further the rehabilitation of their mind, body, and spirit through competition and camaraderie. For some, the Trials are a milestone in their personal athletic goals. For others, it is an opportunity to experience new activities and connect with their fellow wounded warriors. For all of the participants, the Trials are a chance to come together and focus on their abilities, not their disabilities.

Participants will have the opportunity to compete in archery, cycling, field, shooting, swimming, sitting volleyball, track, and wheelchair basketball. In addition to these, events participants will have to opportunity to participate in a bowling tournament, golf tournament, and rowing competition. More than 30 coaches will be on hand to train and coach the participants. Beginning March 3, all participants will receive training and coaching in their respective events with competitions starting on March 4. Training and coaching will continue throughout the entire Trials.