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Bataan Death March Memorial Walk April 7th 2012 at the Dismal Swamp Trail, Chesapeake Take a part in a walking event commemorating the 60 th Anniversary.

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1 Bataan Death March Memorial Walk April 7th 2012 at the Dismal Swamp Trail, Chesapeake Take a part in a walking event commemorating the 60 th Anniversary of the Bataan Death March of World War II. Honor the 90,000 US and Filipino Servicemen who suffered and endured one of the most harrowing events in history. The March is open to all Three events (See back page for details) 06:00 walk to the NC border and back (16.6 miles) 10:00 5 mile walk 11:00 1 mile family walk 12:00 Closing remarks honoring the veterans Participation is free, there will be an opportunity to donate to Mountain Eagles © and ANCOP © two nonprofit charities who help poor Filipino children and wounded warriors after the event. Register on-line at

2 Rules and Safety Tips Safety Tips Drink plenty of liquids - DRINK BOTH WATER AND SPORTS DRINKS. Do not drink only water. Water will be available at the water points. If you march and sweat for a long time and drink only water, you can dilute your body's electrolytes, which can lead to weakness, nausea and confusion. Remember, by the time you are thirsty, it's too late! Listen to your body! See a medic if you are not feeling well. Listen to your feet! Take care of hot spots before they turn into nasty blisters. Use sunscreen. Sunburn can occur within 10-to-15 minutes. Watch your step. Beware of rough terrain. Be respectful of wildlife along the route. If you see a marcher who needs aid, help them. Report injured or ill marchers to walk officials. There are four water points along the route - make sure you drink plenty of liquids. The greatest danger to walkers is dehydration because of the humid climate. DO NOT drink alcoholic beverages the night prior to the march. We encourage you to alternate between water and sports drink that will be available at water points. Anyone who becomes injured should remain on the route until medical attention arrives from the nearest water point to avoid further injury. Anyone who witnesses an unsafe act or an injured marcher will immediately report the situation to the nearest water point or roving patrol. "Keeping your feet clean and dry throughout the march will help avoid blisters. Change sweaty socks during the walk and consider using a quality foot powder or even antiperspirant on your feet to help control sweating. Above all, don't try anything new (e.g., new shoes, new type of socks, new insoles or flexible orthotics) on the day of the march. If you have not trained with it, do not use it. "Good pace, common sense and proactive hydration will help ensure that your participation in the Bataan Memorial Death March is a safe and memorable experience." Listen to your body! Rules Everyone who is participating must be in the proper shape and have on good footgear and sensible clothing. No child under 18 is allowed to participate with out a parent Respect other people on the trail keep to the side so bicycles and runners may pass Register NLT 30 minutes prior to an event for safety accountability Be safe always EVENTS Register on-line at or on site prior to your event, just send an with names and intended event LONG MARCH miles Participants can walk individually or in teams, teams are encouraged. Military can march individually or in a group, field utility uniform boots and ruck sacks with no more than 45 lbs can be worn for this march. Children under 18 are not recommended for this march, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult MID MARCH – 5 Miles Participants can walk individually or as a team FAMILY MARCH – 1 mile Anyone can partake in this event

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