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The valor and sacrifices of our ancestors who fought in Bataan, Corregidor and other parts of the Philippines during WWII are part of a great legacy that we must keep alive. Despite being abandoned early on during the war, the Filipino and American soldiers of the U.S. Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) fought gallantly in the Bataan Peninsula for 99 days without reinforcement or air support. But they managed to disrupt the 50-day timetable of the Imperial Japanese Army before their surrender, despite suffering from massive disease and starvation.
This is the real significance of the Bataan Death March. While their bodies were beaten, their spirits remained steadfast and true to the ideals of freedom and justice for all. As stewards of this great legacy, we have a great obligation not only to our ancestors but to future generations. So please spread the word and join us on April 8 to honor our heroes!
Join us on Saturday, April 8, 2017 in San Francisco, CA for an event like no other. The Bataan Legacy 7.5K Valor Run will be held to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Bataan Death March and to honor the Filipino and American service members who sacrificed their lives during this tragic moment in Filipino-American history.
Bataan Legacy 7.5K Valor Run
Early Bird Special - $40. Offer Ends 12AM on March 1, 2017.
Early Pricing - $45. Offer Ends 12AM on April 8, 2017.
Race Day Pricing - $50. April 8, 2017.
- Early Bird closes on 12AM, March 1, 2017. Price increase will take effect after.
- Online Registration closes on 12AM on April 7, 2017.
- You may register in-person at the Packet Pick-Up Area on Friday, April 7, 2017 or on Race Day, April 8, 2017.
Medals and Awards
The following will be awarded:
-Top 3 Males and Females (trophies)
-Top Military Male and Female (trophies)
-First place in each 10-year age group (merchandise)
Immediately after the race, please join us for a solemn commemoration of the Bataan Death March:
75TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION
10:00 AM – 21-gun salute and Flag Raising Ceremony at Pershing Square
10:20 AM – Commemoration Program at the Presidio Officer's Club, Moraga Room
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Runners will be doing three loops of this course. The course is mostly off-road so trail shoes are recommended and rain is forecasted for Friday and Saturday. You can get a pair of trail running shoes at packet pick-up at A Runner's Mind on Friday, April 7, if needed.
Location: A Runner’s Mind, 3575 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118
Date and Time: Friday, April 7, 2017, 12:00 NN to 6:30 PM
On race day, pick-up/race day registration will be from 7:00 - 8:00 AM.
Bag check will also be open from 7:00 to 8:00 AM. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check and security. Plan on bringing a towel and dry clothes to change into after the run.