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Bataan Memorial Death March

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Distanz Marathon

Datum März

Über Bataan Memorial Death March

The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range, conducted in honour of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health and, in many cases, their very lives.

Miles & Miles of Nothing but Desert

PRAKTISCHE INFORMATIONEN

Altersbeschränkung

Minimum age to participate is 9 years old providing the individual is registered and marching with a parent/guardian or a member of the family who is 18 years or older. (Child MUST be with parent/guardian at all times when on the route)

Versorgungsstationen

There are 12 water points along the route. There are also several first aid stations.

Maximale Zeit

ALL marchers must be off the route at 8:00 p.m.

Bataan Memorial Death March Routenkarte

Bataan Memorial Death March Routenkarte

Start:

Youth Services Soccer Field (next to Bldg. 1316, Goddard Ave).

White Sands Missile Range, NM, USA

Ziel:

be located at the Frontier Club (Bldg. 1330, Martin Luther King Blvd).

White Sands Missile Range, NM, USA

SCHWIERIGKEIT

extreme

ÜBERBLICK

From the start line (blue star at the south end of the map), the routes go counterclockwise. The numerically-marked (1-12) blue drops indicate the water points. The red stars indicate medical stations.

The 14.2-mile route is essentially the lower portion of the 26.2 mile course.

On the 26.2-mile course, the route proceeds northwest from Water Point 4/8, circling a small mountain known as Mineral Hill. Returning to Water Station 4/8, marchers travel south along the paved road covered earlier in the route. The course then veers west along dirt and sand trails, coming up the backside of the White Sands community and returning to the finish line.

The area know as the “Sand Pit,” featuring deep sand, comes after Water Station 9. But, be aware, the dirt trails elsewhere along the route can be sandy and dusty as well. This is particularly true of the stretch between Water Station 1 and Water Station 3.

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