Difference Between Light and Heavy Divisions

If entered into a light division, participants are not required to carry a 35-pound pack during the march. If entered into a heavy division participants are required to carry a 35-pound pack during the march. If a team is registered in a heavy division, all team members must comply to the 35-pound pack rule.

Difference Between Civilian and Military Divisions

Only participants with a valid military ID can register into military divisions. Participants entered into military divisions must wear their military uniforms. Retired military may enter the military divisions, but participants must be in accordance with current military uniform standards.

Military participants who do not want to wear their uniform during the march are welcome to register into the civilian division. Any civilian is welcome to register into the civilian division.

Registration Rules

No On-site Registration!

  • Any changes to registration can ONLY be done during in-processing on 23 or 24 March 2018.
  • Any changes to registration will incur a $50 fee. Read the section on registration changes below. 
  • ALL Marchers (Individuals, teams  &  honorary)  receive T-shirt, commemorative dog tag, certificate of participation, drawstring sports bag and post-event meal.
  • No packet pick up the day of the march. You will receive ONLY a bib with a chip attached. If you do not have this chip or a bib you can NOT do the march. If you do not have a bib you will be removed from the course by security.
  • Refunds will NOT be authorized once registered.
  • You can NOT start the course if you arrive late. Be sure you are in the lineup for the opening ceremony at 6:35 a.m., NO EXCEPTIONS for late starters.
  • When you  arrive at White Sands Missile Range please allow extra time while at the gate because of security procedures. All vehicles are subject to search. Be prepared to show photo identification, vehicle registration and proof of insurance (or rental car contract). We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Registration Changes

Changes may ONLY be made during in-processing/packet pickup Friday, March 23 or Saturday, March 24. All fees must be paid at that time.

There will be a $50 fee for any changes made to any registration. This includes:

  • Change to team members.
  • Transfer of a bib number from one individual to another. This also requires a confirmation number.
  • Converting a team to 5 individuals (change fee applies to each individual).
  • Changing an individual registration into a team registration will not be accepted at in-processing. In the event that you have registered individually and would like to form a team instead, you must forfeit your individual registration and re-register your team. You will NOT receive a refund for the individual registration and must also pay the team registration fee. THIS MAY ONLY BE DONE PRIOR TO THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE.

Registration Prices

No walk- in registration will be taken at Family & MWR facilities. You must register online.  All marchers must pre-register!

Mail-in registrations will not be accepted for the 2018 march (Exceptions will apply in cases where payment must be made with a purchase order.  In this event, please contact us via for mail-in forms and information.  Must be postmarked NLT 2 March 2018).

Early Bird Registration October 1st – December 31st

Early Bird Team Registration: $450

Early Bird Individual Registration: $95

Early Bird Honorary Registration: $95

Registration January 1st – February 11th

Team Registration: $500

Individual Registration: $110

Honorary Registration: $110

Registration February 12th – March 4th

Team Registration: $600

Individual Registration: $125

Honorary Registration: $125