“Last week myself and seven other cadets in the Army ROTC program from the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux Battalion road tripped for over 26 hours down to White Sands, New Mexico in order to run the Bataan Memorial Death March. The march is a a marathon ran each year to honor the fallen POW’s who suffered through the Bataan Death March in the Philippines during WWII.
We arrived at 4:30 in the morning on race day, and after the opening ceremonies the marathon actually started at 7:00 and me and my partner Olivia Hames ran through 80 degree temperatures (while it was -11 and a blizzard back at school), 30 mph winds, up and back down a three mile mountain, and a six mile sand pit that started on mile 20! But most importantly we had a blast the entire time, met many different people (like the group picture with german soldiers), and remembered to Keep Calm and Chive On.
In the months leading up to the race, myself and Olivia (who are both avid chiver/chivettes) had tried to get both the military tan and also the green chive shirts to represent on on race day. Unfortunately, every time they went on sale we couldn’t get to them fast enough, so i was wondering if we could put in a special order for either of the styles of T-Shirt in both large and medium. In three weeks we will be traveling to Kansas University to compete in an even more physical ROTC event and then running the Fargo marathon shortly after that. We would both love to represent not only our Battalion but also The Chive on these trips and would be ecstatic to send back more pictures!!
I have attached some pictures from the marathon starting from early in the morning with our fellow cadets, and some other people we had the pleasure of meeting; and we also captured some after pictures at the finish line and in the medical tent with some post run injuries.”
“24th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March.Our K-9 Section went the distance, 26.2 miles in the Military Heavy Category wearing our Keep Calm and Call K-9 Shirts. help us make the chive.”
“Ran into some fellow chivers at the Bataan Memorial Death March in White Sands, NM. 26.2 miles through desert with some ruck sacks, and they can still KCCO!”