VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Military members are running 246 miles to commemorate the 246th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Marines, sailors, civilian members of Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic began the 246-mile run at 3 p.m. on November 8.

The event is expected to be done at 7:50 a.m. on the Corp’s birthday on November 10.

A member of the unit will each run a mile starting at the EWTG building with a new member rotating every 10 minutes.