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13th Annual Chesapeake Bataan Death March Memorial Walk

  • Presented By: VFW, SSG Jonathan Kilian Dozier Memorial Post 2894
  • 1246 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23322


The purpose of this annual run/walk event is to honor and remember all those who endured one of the most harrowing events in US and Filipino history. Our goal is to educate today's generation on the sacrifices of the greatest generation. All donations will be graciously accepted and used for the Chesapeake Bataan Death March as well as to support the VFW Post 2894's ongoing mission to serve veterans. The run/walk is a great family event or team building venue for your office or unit.

Historical displays, food sales, silent auction and raffle (MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN) and lots of family friendly activities.

Onsite Events:
16.6 mile run/walk 7:00 AM start
5 mile run/walk 10:00 AM
1 mile family run/walk 11:00 AM
Closing Ceremony 12:00 PM
Registration starts at 6:00 AM (Walk-on registrations are welcome)

Virtual Events: 16.6 mile, 5 mile, and 1 mile you can run or walk anytime, anywhere from February 5, 2024 to April 13, 2024. Participants will have all that time to complete the mileage they registered for (1, 5 or 16 miles).

The run/walk is on the honor system. No matter what, have fun! Participate with friends and family together or virtually. We encourage participants to post their results and videos on our Facebook page as you finish.

The event is open to all ages, families, sports teams, athletic and social clubs, JROTC, ROTC, Military, and First Responders.

$30 for adults 16 and over, $65 for Families of four with children (two adults and two children under 16) or registration for individual children under 16 is $20. Registration for the 1 and 5 mile run/walk participants will receive a T-shirt, for the 16 mile run/walk participants will a T-shirt and a commemorative medal.

We will mail T-Shirts out as quickly as we can, we will do our best to get them to you before the last day.

Event Info

  • Presented By: VFW, SSG Jonathan Kilian Dozier Memorial Post 2894
  • Dates: April 13, 2024
  • Location: Dismal Swamp Canal Trail - North Trail Head
  • Address: 1246 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Time: 7:00 AM
  • Price: See description for information.