28 Mile - March for the Fallen and 14 - Mile Hawk Watch Challenge
Participants will experience challenging routes, varying from asphalt road to rolling and steep mountain trails, consisting of dirt and gravel on the training lands of Fort Indiantown Gap. The course start point elevation is 500.77’ and climbs to 1239.43’ on Second Mountain of the Appalachian Mountain Range; low point elevation is 484.28’ and is within the first mile of the course. There are several water points, food points, medical stations and bathrooms along the courses. Both courses are looped routes with the 28 mile course proceeding further west and to a higher elevation before returning to the finish line. Miles 10 through 18 are especially challenging with the terrain and elevation presenting increasing challenges to the participant.
5K - Run for the Fallen
Timed races that are open to the public. The 5K sanctioned course is a relatively flat, but challenging out-and-back asphalt route through the cantonment area of Fort Indiantown Gap. There are water stations located at various points along the course and splits will be available at all mile markers. Kids 12 years of age and younger can participate in the 5K Run for free.
28 Mile - Wheelchair Division Race
The Wheelchair Division Race will be a 3.1 mile repeating course that will be executed 8 times around the track with a final lap around Strickler Field. The registration for this division will be capped at 50 competitors.
Schedule of Events
Friday, September 15, 2017
9:00AM – 7:00PM Participant Packet Pick Up
9:00AM – UTC Strickler Field Setup
5:00PM – 8:00PM Participant, family and friends free pre-event pasta dinner
Saturday, September 16, 2017
6:00AM – MFTF, Hawk Watch Challenge Sunrise Start for Wounded Warriors and physically challenged
7:00AM – Opening ceremony
8:00AM – Reveille; MFTF March Start
10:00AM – Hawk Watch Challenge Start
1:00PM – Armchair Division Start
2:00PM – 5K Run For The Fallen Start
3:00PM – Award Ceremony
TBD – Retreat/ closing ceremony