This is the Official Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range. The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging 26.2 mile march through the high desert terrain of New Mexico. There is also an option to do the 14.2 mile honorary march. This Memorial March is held 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 lives. This event is more than just a marathon. Plan on staying the whole weekend Thursday through Sunday to meet survivors, attend historical seminars, and more. Are you registered yet?