Must Know Information
No On-site Registration!
Any changes to registration
can ONLY be done
during in-processing on 20 or 21 March 2015.
Refunds will NOT be authorized once registered.
ALL Marchers (Individuals,
T-shirt, commemorative dog tag, certificate of
participation, Bataan Memorial Death March timing chip (the timing
chip is yours to keep as a souvenir -
you do not have to turn it in
at the end of the race),
drawstring sports bag and post event meal.
No packet pick up the day of the march. You will receive ONLY a
chip and bib. If you do not have this chip or a bib you can NOT do the
march. If you do not have a bib you will be removed from the
course by security.
You can NOT start the course if you arrive late. Be sure
you are in the line up for the opening ceremony at 6:35 a.m., NO
EXCEPTIONS for late starters.
Are you a member of a team? Have a friend you want to keep
in touch with? Have your teammate's cell phone numbers if you
want to track them on the route. The March Officials only
track medical emergencies and DQs for official purposes.
arrive at White Sands Missile Range
please allow extra time while at the gate
security procedures. All vehicles are subject to search. Be prepared to
show photo identification, vehicle registration and proof of insurance (or rental car
contract). We appreciate your patience and cooperation.
IN-PROCESSING WILL BE CONDUCTED AT
YOUTH SERVICES (BLDG. 1318)
**Want to avoid Saturday's lines? Pick your
packet up on Friday instead!**
Friday, March 20,
a.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Youth Services (Bldg. 1318)
and teams (the team captain or a representative) must in-process and
pick up their packet (which includes timing chip, bib number,
T-shirt, dog tag, certificate and drawstring sports bag) at the
Youth Services (Bldg 1318) on Friday or Saturday.
REGISTRATION CHANGE FEES (Changes may ONLY be made
during in-processing/packet pick up on Friday, 20 March or Saturday,
21 March. All fees must be paid at that time):
There will be
a $50.00 change fee for any change made to any registration.
- Change to Team Members
- Tranfer of a bib number from one individual to another.
This also requires a confirmation number
- Converting a team to 5 individuals (change fee applies to
- Switching from one category to another. Also switching
from full to honorary and vice versa.
- Changing an Individual registration into a Team registration will
not be accepted at in-processing. In the event that you have
registered individually and would like to form a team instead, you
must forfeit your individual registration and re-register your team.
You will NOT receive a refund for the individual registration and
must also pay the team registration fee. THIS MAY ONLY BE DONE
PRIOR TO THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE OF MIDNIGHT (MST) ON 10 MARCH
- You may pick up a packet for another marcher, but be sure
you know their category and age division. Please also bring their
confirmation number if possible.
BRING YOUR COIN
Back by popular demand! Since this was
such a success last year, during this year's Death March, show your
unit's participation and pride. Bring your unit's coin and have it
displayed throughout this year's in-processing. Coins will be
displayed on a special made coin rack. After Bataan, the coins and
coin rack will be moved to the White Sands Museum to be displayed in
their special Bataan Memorial Death March section.
DAY OF MARCH - SUNDAY, 22 MARCH
MARCH STARTING LOCATION:
Youth Services Soccer Field
(next to Bldg. 1318). Finish Line will be
located at the Frontier Club (Bldg. 1330, Martin Luther King Blvd).
No registration or packet pick-up on march day!
- Plan on
arriving at White Sands Missile Range by 5:00 a.m.
be DARK when you arrive - consider packing a pen-light for
the early morning hours.
report to the start area by 6:00 a.m.
ceremony is at 6:35 a.m.
march starts at 7 a.m. with marchers in the following order:(subject to change)
1. Wounded Warrior Soldiers
2.Civilian Team *Heavy, Civilian Team Light, Civilian Individual
*Heavy, Civilian Individual Light
3. Military Individual Light, Military Team Light, ROTC Team
Light, National Guard Team Light, JROTC Light, Military Coed Light
4. Military Individual *Heavy, Military Team *Heavy,
National Guard Team *Heavy, ROTC Team *Heavy, Military Coed Team
5. Honorary March Participants
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.
- Any individual on the course without a bib will be removed.
You must have a bib and timing chip to participate.
Weight For Your Backpack (Heavy
For the heavy category please consider
bringing beans, rice, nonperishable items, cans, macaroni, pasta,
etc. to use as weight in you backpack. At the conclusion for the
march, you can drop your items in the food bin, located at the
finish line, and it will be donated to Roadrunner Food Bank. Last
year brought in nearly 21,000 lbs of non-perishable food items! It
is our hope that the individuals that will be packing heavy will
consider packing non-perishable food items once again in an effort
to increase the total donated from last year.
tip from previous years, please don’t open bags of food and put those
items into your own zip lock bags, unfortunately items donated
without their original wrapping or completely encased in duct tape
cannot be reused, ingredient labels must be present.
Roadrunner Food Bank is the largest Food Bank in New Mexico and with food donations from food drives such as the Bataan Memorial Death March, Roadrunner is able to provide food to the six counties we serve in Southern New Mexico out of the Las Cruces Branch.
In Southern New Mexico, Roadrunner Food Bank provides over 400,000 pounds of food each month to churches, food pantries, homeless shelters, group homes and victims of domestic violence. In addition, Roadrunner supplies food to individuals facing an emergency crisis, such as fire, loss of employment, victims of violent crimes or any natural disaster. Those of you traveling, who are authorized commisary privileges can purchase these items at the White Sands Commissary or local grocery store once you arrive. Save on packing extra weight in your suitcases.
Medals are awarded to first and second place in each category of each division of the 26.2-mile course. No awards are given for the 14.2-mile honorary course.
Medals will be awarded to the Overall 1st and 2nd place finishers for male and female, National Guard travelling trophy and ROTC (if times are available). All other medals will be mailed to individuals and teams after MWR has verified all times per category. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
For the day of the event only, Sunday, 22 March 2015, photography will be allowed along the Bataan Memorial Death March route (participants, workers, volunteers and news media). Additionally, participants may take photos in the main cantonment area throughout the weekend for all Bataan Memorial Death March activities.