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Registration Deadlines and Prices

Oct 1 – Dec 31

Jan 1 – Feb 12

Feb 13 – Mar 6

The 34th Bataan Memorial Death March will be held March 19, 2023

  • Teams must consist of 5 members, no more, no less.
  • For civilians that wish to march as a team as well as military personnel that do not wish to march in uniform.
  • Participants are not required to carry a 35 pound pack during march.
  • All team members must cross finish line within 20 seconds of each other.
  • Minimum age to participate is 9-years-old, and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or a member of the family who is 18 years or older.
  • If you do not have a bib you will not be able to march and will be removed from the course.

Bataan Safety Tips

Your safety is important to us! We recommend downloading and studying-up on our Safety Tips carefully before the march. Click the link to download the PDF.

Safety Tips

Below you will find information on the most frequently asked about topics.

What Is the 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.

What Is the 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. 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!
  • No packet pick up the day of the march. You MUST pick up your packet and bib during our packet pick up dates. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you do not have 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 nor will they be issued due to inclement weather or cancellation of the march. Specific situations such as military deployment or medical emergency will be taken into consideration, however the individual must contact us directly and provide appropriate documentation.
  • You can NOT start the course if you arrive late. Be sure you are in your appropriate wave for the opening ceremony at 6:30 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

After March 6, changes may ONLY be made during packet pickup. All fees must be paid at that time.

There will be a $50 fee for any changes made to any registration after March 6. 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).
  • Switching from one category to another. Also switching from full to honorary and vice versa.
  • Changing an individual registration into a team registration will not be accepted at packet pickup. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions


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 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?
A. No.

Packet Pickup Dates and Times

March 16, 2023

2pm – 6pm

March 17, 2023

8am – 6pm

March 18, 2023

8am – 6pm

For more information relating to the march and your category visit our Rules page and our FAQs page.

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