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Bataan Memorial Death March 24th Annual

Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 7:00 AM (MDT)
White Sands Missile Range White SandsNM  88002
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 7:00 AM (MDT)
White Sands Missile Range White SandsNM  88002

About This Activity

Online Reg. Closes

March 6, 2013 12:00 AM MST. NO registrations will be accepted after 6 March-NO EXCEPTIONS! THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE REGISTRATION!

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Team Registration

The Team Contact will select the Team Registration Category.
You will first fill out a form as the "Contact person" and then you will fill out another form as a member as well as one for each member of your Team.

Day of Event

Plan on arriving at White Sands Missile Range by 5 a.m.

  • It will be DARK when you arrive - consider packing a pen-light for the early morning hours.
  • Marchers must report to the start area by 6 a.m.
  • Opening ceremony is at 6:35 a.m.

    March Order

    The march starts at 7 a.m. with marchers in the following order:

    1. Individual Light

    2. Team Light

    3. Individual *Heavy

    4. Team *Heavy

    5. Honorary March Participants


    6. *It is suggested that marchers in the heavy categories leave their backpacks and rucksacks off until 10 minutes prior to departure as they will be the last out.

    The Course

    The 26.2 mile memorial march route starts on the White Sands main post, crosses hilly desert terrain, circles a small mountain and returns to the main post through sandy desert trails and washes. The elevation ranges from about 4,100 to 5,300 feet. Remember you are in the desert southwest - it is dusty, sandy and dry.

    Training

    Train hard (this is not an event for the out-of-shape) and we will see you at White Sands Missile Range!

    Registration Includes

    -T-shirt
    -Dog tag
    -Certificate
    -Commemorative timing chip
    -Sports bag
    -Finishers meal
    -Awesome stories to tell
    -Blisters
    -Some wind burn and tan
    -Bragging rights you finished the toughest march ever!

    Inprocessing/Packet Pick Up Times are

    15 Mar (Fri) 9AM-9PM
    16 Mar (Sat) 9AM-9PM
    At the Community Center
    Bldg 460, Flagler St.

    Category changes

    NEW THIS YEAR: There is a $50 change fee for ANY changes. -Change in team members
    -Transfer bib numbers to another individual(need confirmation number)
    -Team to an individual
    -Changes in categories'
    -Changes from FULL to HONORARY
    Changes can not be made from an individual to a team!

    Changes can not be made prior to packet pick up on Fri 15 Mar and Sat 16 Mar.
    All fees will be paid at that time.

    Strollers & pets

    No strollers or pets allowed on the course and No pets are allowed at the start/finish line.

    AWARDS

    1st and 2nd place in each age division receive medals except in the Honorary March there are no awards given. Awards will will be mailed to top finishers.

    History:

    The Bataan Memorial Death March honors a special group of World War II heroes. These brave soldiers were responsible for the defense of the islands of Luzon, Corregidor and the harbor defense forts of the Philippines.

    The conditions they encountered and the aftermath of the battle were unique. They fought in a malaria-infested region, surviving on half or quarter rations with little or no medical help. They fought with outdated equipment and virtually no air power.

    On April 9, 1942, tens of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers were surrendered to Japanese forces. The Americans were Army, Army Air Corps, Navy and Marines. Among those seized were members of the 200th Coast Artillery, New Mexico National Guard.

    They were marched for days in the scorching heat through the Philippine jungles. Thousands died. Those who survived faced the hardships of a prisoner of war camp. Others were wounded or killed when unmarked enemy ships transporting prisoners of war to Japan were sunk by U.S. air and naval forces.

    This year, participants entering the Bataan Memorial Death March may choose between TWO routes. The different routes are clearly marked with colors/signs directing marchers.

    The GREEN route is the full 26.2 mile Bataan Memorial Death March. Awards will be given to the top 2 finishers in each GREEN route category. Also, note that age divisions have been expanded based on marcher feedback. Those marching the 26.2 miles will be able to experience, in part, what the Soldiers endured during their long trek through the Philippines. Participants of this full march will follow signs clearly identifying the GREEN route.

    The NEW BLUE route is approximately 15.2 miles in length. This shorter march is designed for participates who would like to memorialize Bataan but do not wish to march the full 26.2 mile route. There are NO awards given for this march. Participants of this shorter march will follow signs clearly identifying the BLUE route.

    Individual Categories (Heavy and Light)

    Male Military Light, 26.2 Mile March:
    19 yrs of age and under
    20-29 yrs of age
    30-39 yrs of age
    40-49 yrs of age
    50 yrs of age +

    Female Military Light, 26.2 Mile March:
    19 yrs of age and under
    20-29 yrs of age
    30-39 yrs of age
    40-49 yrs of age
    50 yrs of age +

    Male Civilian Light, 26.2 Mile March:
    19 yrs of age and under
    20-29 yrs of age
    30-39 yrs of age
    40-49 yrs of age
    50-59 yrs of age
    60-69 yrs of age
    70 yrs of age +

    Female Civilian Light, 26.2 Mile March:
    19 yrs of age and under
    20-29 yrs of age
    30-39 yrs of age
    40-49 yrs of age
    50 - 59 yrs of age
    60-69 yrs of age
    70yrs of age +

    ROTC Light Male:
    19 yrs of age and under
    20-29 yrs of age
    30-39 yrs of age

    ROTC Light Female
    19 yrs of age and under
    20-29 yrs of age
    30-39 yrs of age

    Male Military Heavy, 26.2 Mile March:
    19 yrs of age and under
    20-29 yrs of age
    30-39 yrs of age
    40-49 yrs of age
    50 yrs of age +

    Female Military Heavy, 26.2 Mile March:
    19 yrs of age and under
    20-29 yrs of age
    30-39 yrs of age
    40-49 yrs of age
    50 yrs of age +

    Male Civilian Heavy, 26.2 Mile March:
    19 yrs of age and under
    20-29 yrs of age
    30-39 yrs of age
    40-49 yrs of age
    50 - 59 yrs of age
    60-69 yrs of age
    70yrs of age +

    Female Civilian Heavy, 26.2 Mile March:
    19 yrs of age and under
    20-29 yrs of age
    30-39 yrs of age
    40-49 yrs of age
    50 - 59 yrs of age
    60-69 yrs of age
    70yrs of age +

    ROTC Heavy Male:
    19 yrs of age and under
    20-29 yrs of age
    30-39 yrs of age

    ROTC Heavy Female
    19 yrs of age and under
    20-29 yrs of age
    30-39 yrs of age

    Team Categories

    Military, 26.2 Mile March:
    Male Military Light
    Male Military Heavy
    Female Military Light
    Female Military Heavy
    National Guard Light
    National Guard Heavy
    Co-ed Light
    Co-ed Heavy
    ROTC Light
    ROTC Heavy
    J ROTC Light

    Civilian, 26.2 Mile March:
    Male Light
    Male Heavy
    Co-ed Light
    Co-ed Heavy
    Female Light

    See you at In processing on either 20 or 21 Mar! See the website www.bataanmarch.com under “Must Know Info” for more details.

    Fees
    Individuals: $85 by 12/31, $95 by 3/6
    Teams: $425 by 12/31, $475 by 3/6
    No Refunds Provided

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    Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 7:00 AM (MDT)
    White Sands Missile Range White SandsNM  88002
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