Bataan Memorial Death March

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2022-03-20

Mar 20, 2022 at 6:00 AM

Bataan Memorial Death March

Calico Blvd.

Yermo NM, 92398

USA

Entry Fee $95
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $125
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no

Distance(s):

  • 26.2M
  • 14M

Type: Trail

Starting Elevation: 4100

High Point: 5300

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 60%

First Year of the Event: 1989

Description:

The 32nd annual Bataan Memorial Death March will be hosted virtually for the first time in event history. Marchers will be able to participate anytime between April 9 and April 18, 2021. The decision by White Sands Missile Range to host the event virtually allows leadership to keep COVID safety the top priority for participants, volunteers, staff and community supporters. It also gives participants the flexibility to choose a date and route that works best for them, while honoring the memory of World War II heroes.

On April 9, 1942 tens of thousands of American and Filipino Soldiers were surrendered to Japanese forces and were forced to march more than 60 miles in the scorching heat through the Philippine jungles. Thousands died and those who survived faced the hardships of prisoner of war camps. The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging and grueling march that tests both mental and physical abilities. For the 2021 virtual experience, marchers are encouraged to choose a challenging stretch of road or trail in honor of the historical march. Marchers can choose between the full 26.2 mile marathon length or a 14.2 mile honorary distance.

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Past Event Dates

Held on Mar 20, 2022

Held on Apr 09, 2021

Held on Mar 23, 2014

Held on Mar 24, 2013

Held on Mar 25, 2012

Held on Mar 27, 2011

Held on Mar 21, 2010

Held on Mar 29, 2009

Held on Mar 30, 2008

Held on Mar 25, 2007

Held on Mar 26, 2006

Event Results

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