Your guide to packing for and surviving the Bataan Memorial Death March.

Your guide to packing for and surviving the Bataan Memorial Death March.

SSG Guy Hurd shakes hands with a Bataan Death March survivor during the Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico.

SSG Guy Hurd shakes hands with a Bataan Death March survivor during the Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico.

Tips and trick on how to survive the Bataan Memorial Death March. Essential information on how to have a great day while rucking with our military.

Tips and trick on how to survive the Bataan Memorial Death March. Essential information on how to have a great day while rucking with our military.

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.

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.

“American Survivor” – The Bataan Memorial Death March, And The Only Survivor Who Walks In The Event

“American Survivor” – The Bataan Memorial Death March, And The Only Survivor Who Walks In The Event

Course Profile for Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon from FindMyMarathon.com

Course Profile for Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon from FindMyMarathon.com

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A participant in the Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico carries a POW/MIA flag along the course March 25, to honor more than 76,000 prisoners of war and missing in action at Bataan and Corregidor during World War II. Most of the 16 Bataan Death March survivors attending the memorial march this year had to endure three years or more in POW camps after the 80-mile march. Photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel E. Liddicoet / Air Force

A participant in the Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico carries a POW/MIA flag along the course March 25, to honor more than 76,000 prisoners of war and missing in action at Bataan and Corregidor during World War II. Most of the 16 Bataan Death March survivors attending the memorial march this year had to endure three years or more in POW camps after the 80-mile march. Photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel E. Liddicoet / Air Force

ABOUT THE COURSE  During the Bataan Memorial Death March, you will experience miles & miles of high desert! Learn more about the course below! From the start line (blue star at the south end of the map), the routes go counterclockwise.  The numerically-marked (1-12) blue drops indicate the water points.

ABOUT THE COURSE During the Bataan Memorial Death March, you will experience miles & miles of high desert! Learn more about the course below! From the start line (blue star at the south end of the map), the routes go counterclockwise. The numerically-marked (1-12) blue drops indicate the water points.

The Bataan Death March Memorial in Las Cruces, New Mex., features American and Filipino Soldiers supporting each other during the march. Footprints leading to and from the statue "look back to what has passed, down to what is present and ahead to what might be," according to notes by the sculptor, Kelley Hestir. "The footprints are symbolic of the many soldiers who began the march and the few who finished. The impressions were made from the feet of those who survived," Hestir said.

The Bataan Death March Memorial in Las Cruces, New Mex., features American and Filipino Soldiers supporting each other during the march. Footprints leading to and from the statue "look back to what has passed, down to what is present and ahead to what might be," according to notes by the sculptor, Kelley Hestir. "The footprints are symbolic of the many soldiers who began the march and the few who finished. The impressions were made from the feet of those who survived," Hestir said.

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