26 MILES OF HIGH DESERT, 26 MILES OF PURE PERSEVERANCE!
The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of the White Sands Missile Range. The memorial march is conducted in honor 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.
This trek through WSMR’s high desert terrain attracts thousands from across the nation and around the world each spring. Since its inception, the Bataan Memorial Death March’s participation has grown from about 100 to about 8,000 marchers. These marchers come from across the United States and several foreign countries. Participants may choose from a 26.2-mile course or a 14.2-mile course.
Directions to the White Sands Missile Range may be found here: https://bataanmarch.com/about-the-course/directions/
For more information on the Bataan Death march visit: https://bataanmarch.com