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Chesapeake Bataan Death March Memorial Walk

  • Presented By: VFW, SSG Jonathan Kilian Dozier Memorial Post 2894


The Chesapeake BDM will start registration on Saturday, 13 February, and continue until 1100 EST 17 April 2021. Participants will have all that time to complete the mileage they registered for (1, 5, or 16 miles). The March can be completed in one day or over multiple days depending on your time and physical ability until the last day 17 April 2021.

The run/march 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.

Registration will open on Saturday 13 February 2021. The registration fee of $30 will include T-Shirts and domestic shipping for 1 mile and 5-mile participants, 16-mile runners and marchers will receive an additional commemorative medal.

We will look for walker's and runner's progress on our Facebook page and share with your community. The Post will have a live closing ceremony at 1200 EST 17 April 2021.

This is about more than just honoring the Filipinos and Americans who fought and died during the Bataan and Corregidor Campaign it is about teaching our youth about the history of those who sacrificed for their country.

Runners and walkers can participate anywhere in the world between 13 February to April 17th, 2021. The event is open to all ages, families, sports teams, athletic and social clubs, JROTC, ROTC, Military & First Responders.

The run/walk can be done safely and at your own pace. Please follow local Covid protocols if participating as a group.

Registration:  $30 for adults 16 and over, $65 for Families of four with children (two adults and two children under 16), or the registeration for individual children under 16 is $20. Register for the 1- or 5-mile run/walk and receive a T-shirt, register for the 16 – mile run/walk, and participants will receive 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: February 13, 2021 - April 17, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Virtual
  • Time: Live Closing Ceremony - April 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM