On April 9, 1942 tens of thousands of American and Filipino Soldiers were surrendered to Japanese forces and were forced to march more than 60 miles in the scorching heat through the Philippine jungles.  Thousands died and those who survived faced the hardships of prisoner of war camps.  The POWs would not see freedom until 1945 when U.S.-Filipino forces recaptured the lost territory.  During the Bataan Death March, approximately 10,000 men died.  This year marks the 79th Anniversary of the Bataan Death March. 

Team RWB - Fort Irwin Chapter is hosting the 34rd annual Bataan Memorial Death March on March 25, 2022. This challenging course will take you through the high desert terrain of Yermo, California.  The location was chosen for ease of access to I-15, hotels and restaurants as well as the proximity to Fort Irwin and Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow.

Marchers choose between the full 26.2 mile marathon length or a 14.2 mile honorary distance. Participants register for the march at https://bataanmarch.com/.  Registration on Bataan Memorial Death March includes access to It’s Your Race Virtual Mobile app which will automatically track participants pace, distance and overall time and post it to the Bataan Memorial Death March results page.

Fort Irwin Team RWB is always looking for ways to give back to the community.  This year we ask that participants "Ruck" with the toy weight for the Inland Mopars Toy Drive! This toy drive supports the Fort Irwin Community, and surrounding areas! 



  • KICK OFF- 7:30 AM

Google Map Link: Team RWB Bataan March Live Map


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