Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon
White Sands Missile Range, NM
Sunday, March 25, 2007

Introduction: this marathon is unlike any other. It is an experience, one you cannot find anywhere else you try the 26.2. The running becomes secondary to the opportunity to honor those who made history and stood for our freedom. There are a lot of pictures in this race report, because there is a lot to tell. Enjoy.

Getting there

Ross and Ron arrived at ABQ mid-day Friday, where we were welcomed to New Mexico by Murray and his lovely wife Julie. Lunch was at a local spot where law enforcement guys and gals are held in high honor - as they should be everywhere!.

Unfortunately, the weather was not favorable for ballooning - so instead we got a tour of The PIt - a place special in the hearts of Wolfpackers (like Ron) everywhere. It was nearly 25 years ago when Jim Valvano was running around on the court looking for someone to hug!

By Saturday morning, we had driven to Las Cruces and found the boys from Mobile. Then we headed to White Sands Missile Range for packet pickup. On the way Will and David grab a few groceries for the early Sunday morning wakeup call.

Besides packet pickup, we had the privilege of shaking the hands of true American heroes - veterans from the 1942 Bataan Death March. This is why we are here.

Touring the White Sands Missile Range museum.

Clint, Will, and David

 

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