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25TH Annual Bataan Memorial March

September 10

The 25th Annual Bataan Memorial March will be held at the Brainerd Armory, Minnesota at 9 am on Saturday, September 10th 2022.

The 1st Battalion, 194th Armor Regiment is the proud organizer of the event. This event serves to commemorate all the individuals that endured the Bataan Death March in April 1942. 78,000 individuals were forced to march over 60 miles, with little to no food or water, following the surrender of Allied Forces. Nearly 20,000 military and civilian personnel died or were killed during the march. Many of the 60,000 survivors suffered the remaining years of the war in Japanese POW camps. Soldiers from the Brainerd Army National Guard’s 194th Tank Battalion deployed to the Philippines in 1941, were attacked on the Bataan Peninsula by the Japanese on December 8th, 1941 (the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor), fought for five months in sustained combat, endured the Bataan Death March, and those who survived suffered the next three years in POW camps. This annual memorial march honors and remembers the amazing sacrifices of these incredible heroes. “Remember Bataan, Never Forget!!!”

This event is open to everyone, military or civilian, of any age group and ability level. Serious runners and casual walkers are all welcome. Participants can enter as an individual or up to a five-person team. Participants will select between a Half Marathon, Full Marathon, or a Half Marathon Ruck March. All participants entering, whether by team or individual, must be in the proper uniform as described on the website.
The march begins and ends at the Brainerd National Guard Training and Community Center (Armory). Half Marathon participants will complete one lap. Full Marathon participants will complete two laps. In order to complete the Full Marathon, participants must complete the first 13.1 mile lap in under three hours to continue. The course will be closed at 4:00 pm. Any individual still on the course at that time will be picked up and transported back to the Brainerd Training and Community Center.

0630 – 0800 March Day Check in at the Brainerd Armory where you will receive your race packet and number.
0800 – 0845 Open Ceremony
0900 – March begins
1100 – Spaghetti Dinner
1200 – Full Marathon participants must finish first 13.1 mile lap
1600 – Course Closes

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Details

Date:
September 10
Website:
http://www.brainerdbataan.com

Venue

Brainerd Armory
1115 Wright St
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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