Ruck Events

Bataan Memorial Death March

Perhaps one of the more well-known rucking events is the annual Bataan Memorial Death March. Held at the White Sands Missle Range in New Mexico, this event 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.”

Event Details

The Bataan Memorial Death March is a 26.2-mile march through the high desert and will be held on March 17, 2019.

There are several categories, divisions, and weight options (all listed below) for those wishing to participate.


Non-military categories are open to anyone, whether you are military or civilian. If you are in the military but wish to enter a non-military category you are allowed to do so.

Military categories are only open to certain military ID card holders. Eligible cardholders include Active Duty Military, Reserves, National Guard and Retirees. All individuals in a military category must comply with AR 670-1, “Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia.”


Individual division is for people going solo.

Team division will have a team consisting of 5 members, no more, no less.


Heavy requires participants to ruck with at least 35# of weight.

Light has no weight requirement.

More Information

For more information and to register, visit

Posted by is managed by Ryan Burns and is a part of The Rucking Collective, LLC. Ryan discovered Rucking through GORUCK and has completed numerous GORUCK events, including their 50-mile Star Course. You can reach him at

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