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34th Bataan Memorial Death March

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Start training now because this is MORE THAN JUST A MARATHON!

Participate in the 34th Bataan Memorial Death March virtual option between March 19 to 26 at Fort Benning!

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 march was to mark a page in history that included many native sons and affected many families in the state. The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging and grueling march that tests both mental and physical abilities. For information and the full history of the Bataan Memorial Death March, please visit:

The 34th Bataan Memorial Death March is March 19 at White Sands Missile Range at New Mexico; Fort Benning offers a virtual option between March 19 to March 26 to complete their mileage. The March must be completed in one day with start and end point at Doughboy Stadium. Returning marchers will find they will only need to select their distance for the 2023 March, as multiple categories are not necessary in a virtual environment. Event organizers still encourage participants to march in their own way, to include in uniform or with a “ruck” if desired and safe. 

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Please contact Ashely Appell at for any additional information!

March Route