Q. Are Hi Tech boots allowed?
A. Yes. They are encouraged to help prevent foot injuries.
Q. Is water and first aid available along the route?
A. There are 12 water points along the route. There are also several first aid stations.
Q. Are there portable toilets along the route?
A. There are 180 portable toilets along the route. We do suggest that you bring a bottle of hand sanitizer and/or baby wipes.
Q. How old must you be to participate?
A. Minimum age to participate is 9 years old providing the individual is registered and marching with a parent/guardian or a member of the family who is 18 years or older.
Q. Are wheelchairs allowed on the route?
A. No. Due to the terrain we are unable to make the course wheelchair accessible.
Q. Are strollers allowed on the route?
A. No. This includes jogging and baby strollers.
Q. Are pets allowed on the route?
A. No. Pets are not permitted on the course or at the march site. Exceptions are made for working dogs.
Q. What is the maximum time allowed to complete the march?
A. ALL marchers must be off the route at 8:00 p.m.
Q. I’m entering a non-military category – what type of shoe/boot do you recommend?
A. It really depends upon your goal. If you are running for time, you want a solid running shoe. If you are walking, you might consider a lightweight hiking boot. What ever type of footwear you decide to wear, train in the shoes/boots you intend to use on the march. You should have at least 100 miles on your marching footwear.
Q. Can I use a hiking pole durring the march?
A. Yes, those entered into the civilian category are allowed to use a pioneering pole or hiking pole. Those entered in the military categories may not.
Q. What is the weight limit for the heavy divisions?
A. Ruck plus frame must equal 35 lbs.
Q. What is an acceptable way to reach the 35 lbs for my backpack?
A. For the heavy category, we would like to encourage you to bring beans, rice, non perishable items, cans, macaroni, pasta, cat/dog food to use as weight in your backpack. Clear tape MUST be used when wrapping food items for weight, food cannot be wrapped with Duck Tape, Gorilla Tape, Electrical Tape, etc. At the conclusion for the march, you can drop your items in the bin and it will be donated to the Community Action Agency Food Bank. You may not pack logs, water, rocks, sand, or anything that can be replenished along the route.
Q. What are the requirements for entering the team categories?
A. Teams must consist of 5 members – no more, no less. All members must cross the finish line within 20 seconds of each other.
Q. Do all team members need to attend packet pickup?
A. Only the team captain/representative is required to pick up packet.
Q. Is there a team category for the 14.2 mile route?