The 35th Bataan Memorial Death March is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 7 a.m. at White Sands Missile Range. It's the first time the race will take place on a Saturday.

Official Date Announced for the 2024 Bataan Memorial Death March

The 35th Bataan Memorial Death March is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 7 a.m. here at White Sands Missile Range. It's the first time the race will take place on a Saturday.

The Bataan Memorial Death March is a weekend filled with commemorative events that culminate with a 26.2-mile standard route or a 14.2 honorary route taking marchers through tough, hilly desert terrain and the dreaded sand pit obstacle. After the race, participants and supporters can enjoy an exclusive concert and choose from a variety of food trucks provided by local vendors.

The Bataan Memorial Death March is held in honor of a group of heroes who were surrendered in the Philippines on April 9, 1942, at the outset of World War II, and forced to march in the scorching heat 65 miles over treacherous terrain. Thousands of Americans, to include members of the 200th Coast Artillery, New Mexico National Guard, and Philippine Soldiers died along the route and in prisoner of war camps.

White Sands Missile Range will provide further information on the registration opening date, early bird specials, and an exclusive discount for past participants of the 2023 race.

The 2024 Bataan Memorial Death March will be live and in-person with no COVID restrictions.

For more information visit bataanmarch.com

Vanessa Flores, White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs