From the course rules, all members must cross several checkpoints and the finish line together (in the spirit of no man left behind). This is different from a marathon relay.
For Bataan, that each member runs the entire 26.2, which all Los Alamos Bathtub Brewery Team members did including, Katie Bahran, Rian Bahran, Kendra Van Buren, Tim White and Jesson Hutchinson
“The result of our team that trained together, was an effort that pushed each one of us to get a Personal Record (PR) for the course, i.e. the four members that had run this course before several times, never ran it this fast,” Rian Bahran said. “We also had a lot of fun, with our own personalized signals for slowing down, speeding up, and keeping steady. We also had a ‘bird call’ we invented in case a runner started to lag too far.”
“In any case, it was a great day (perfect weather) and we loved being greeted by family and race supporters at the finish line,” he said.
The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range, conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health and, in many cases, their very lives. Since its inception, the memorial 26.2 mile march has grown from about 100 to some 6,500 marchers from across the United States and several foreign countries. Check back at ladailypost.com for competition results.