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Fallen Comrades Half Marathon

Sun March 24, 2019 West Point, NY US 10996 Directions
Events

Half Marathon

$65 9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Registration ends March 22, 2019 at 11:59am EDT

Half Marathon- Cadets

$25 9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Registration ends March 22, 2019 at 3:45pm EDT

Half Marathon- Team (6 entries included)

$360 9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Registration ends March 22, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Half Marathon- RUCK

$65 9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Registration ends March 22, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Half Marathon- Cadet RUCK

$25 9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Registration ends March 22, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Half Marathon- RUCK Team (6 entries included)

$360 9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Registration ends March 22, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids 1 Mile

$15 9:20AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Registration ends March 22, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
Description

WEST POINT HALF MARATHON
Fallen Comrades Run, 13.1
Sunday, March 24th, 2019
13.1 Mile Run/Ruck 9:00 am
1 Mile Kids "rabbit run" at 9:20 am

2018 RESULTS: 

Half Marathon: http://www.novatimingsystems.com/results.aspx?race_id=11348

Ruck: http://www.novatimingsystems.com/results.aspx?race_id=11353

Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ocRm3FyanVtGYnNC3

 

Welcome to the West Point Half-Marathon - Fallen Comrades Run website! Lace up your running shoes to race with cadets, veterans, and supporters while touring a national historical site. You can view the course map and information at the bottom of this page. There is limited availability so register soon!

 

Fallen Comrades:  
This race is dedicated to those members of the Long Gray Line who have gone to war and paid the ultimate sacrifice.  Each mile marker will memorialize different fallen comrades from all of our nation’s wars as a tribute.  We honor them as individuals as we test ourselves on this challenging, beautiful course; we celebrate their memory as we build camaraderie through friendly competition.

 

Cadets: $25 online
General Entry: $65 online
Kids race: $15

Day-of Entry: $85, $45 (cadets),  $18 (kids)  
*****You MUST pay with cash or check on race day! Further, shirts are not guaranteed day-of!*****

  
The half marathon run/ruck will offer:
Chip timing
Race shirt
Finisher’s MEDAL!
Post-race snacks
Cadet and age-category prizes!
Packet pickup and race finish in Michie Stadium!
Bag Check - visitors locker rooms in Michie Stadium


 
Competitive Categories for Awards:

  • Individual Half Marathon
    • Top 3 Male/Female: overall
    • Top 3 Male/Female: age group
      • 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+
    • Top 3 Male/Female: cadets
  • Team Half Marathon
    • Top 3 teams (first four score)
  • Half Marathon Ruck
    • Top 3 Male/Female: overall
    • Top 3 teams (first four score)
      • Comrades (open entry)
      • Sandhurst

 

PACKET PICKUP:

  • EARLY 1: Friday, 22 March. 1235-1700, Arvin Gymnasium Lobby.
    • Cadets and USMA Faculty only
  • EARLY 2: Saturday, 23 March. 1600-1800, Outside the West Point Visitor's Center.
    • Open to the public
  • RACE DAY: Begins at 0730 inside Michie Stadium (very close to start line)


Race Day Guidance:
NOTE: you must allow additional time to get through security checkpoints as West Point is an active military post! In addition, if you have a drivers license from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, or  Washington you will need another form of government identification in order to access West Point due to the Real ID Act!

 

RACE DAY TIMELINE: 
        7:30 : packet pick-up inside Michie Stadium
        8:00: Mills Rd closed to vehicle traffic / AWP parachute team jumps into Michie Stadium (weather dependant)
        9:00: Race start
        9:20: Kid's race start
        1120: Awards ceremony
        1400: course closed
 

Parking: 
-Parking is available in A-lot, B-lot or Buffalo Soldier Field. A-lot is recommended, it is the parking immediately adjacent to the stadium.
-From Stony Lonesome gate (recommended): After entering the gate, continue along Stony Lonesome Rd down the hill and you'll see signs directing you to A-lot on the right near the NE corner of the stadium. 

 

*VOLUNTEERS NEEDED*
We rely fully on volunteers. If you are interested in supporting, please reach out to Kyle.Stacks@westpoint.edu. Thank you for your help!

Place
United States Military Academy at West Point
Michie Stadium
West Point, NY US 10996
Race Contact Info

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Questions?
FAQ

FAQs:

Q - Are walkers allowed to participate?

A - Yes.  The course will be open for 4 hours to accomodate ruck marchers and walkers. However please seed yourself accordingly - towards the back of the pack of runners.

 

Q - Can I use a jogging stroller and run with my children?

A - Yes. However, please seed yourself accordingly. There are some decent hills along the course so be prepared to push hard!

 

Q - If I am trying to watch the race, where is the best location to see the runners?

A - There are several great spots.  If you're at the stadium  you can see the runners 3 times (start, 9.5mi, finish).   The runners will pass by Trophy Point twice (2.5mi, 12mi) and you'll get a great view of the campus and the Hudson River.  Or if you live on base in Lee, Grey Ghost, or New Brick housing, you can just relax on your front porch because the route likely travels right down your street!

 

Q - If I'm a parent, can I run with my child during the kid's race?

A - Absolutely!  We'll have cadets at the corners to guide our young athletes around the turns, but you're welcome to run alongside or relax along the stone wall and watch them make the loop.

 

Q - Are pets allowed at the race?

A - Pets are allowed on post (on leash please), however, we can't have any furry friends running in the race.

 

Q - How can I get to West Point from NYC?

A - The Hudson Line runs from Grand Central to Garrison station and from there, all cab companies will be able to take you to West Point. There are hotels near West Point if you choose to stay overnight in Highland Falls, NY. The Thayer hotel is the closest to the race.   http://www.thethayerhotel.com/

 

Q - Are there activities for my family/friends while I run the race?

A - West Point is a beautiful historic area. There are many sights to see including Trophy Point, the visitors museum and tours which start right outside of Thayer Gate from the museum. See the link below for tour times.

 http://www.usma.edu/visitors/SitePages/Home.aspx

Team TAPS is about celebrating the lives of our heroes! When you join our team you not only get to challenge yourself with fitness goals but you do so in honor of the nation’s fallen heroes and for the purpose of supporting the loved ones they left behind. Team TAPS raises awareness and funds through Challenge, Commitment, and Compassion to benefit Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) programs helping surviving military families.

Team TAPS is a proud beneficiary of the 8th annual Fallen Comrades Half Marathon at the US Military Academy at West Point. Learn how to participate with Team TAPS, or sponsor a runner for the Fallen Comrades Half Marathon here:

  http://team.taps.org/site/TR/Events/General?sid=1040&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=1343

 

Course:

The scenic and challenging course starts and ends at Michie Stadium. Over 13.1 miles, racers tour nearly all of West Point's beautiful and historic campus. A couple loops will take you past Trophy Point, by the Hudson River, and past the famous granite buildings of Cadet Area. The course is best known for its challenging hills: the Hudson Highlands are not forgiving!

Don't take our word for it! Check out the race review from HalfMarathons.net: <https://www.halfmarathons.net/new-york-west-point-half-marathon/>

Key information:
Water stops: start/finish, 2.5mi, 5.5mi, 6.5mi, 8.5mi, 10mi, 12mi 
Latrines (5): start/finish at Michie Stadium, Shea Stadium, before the graveyard, Stony Lonesome, before Lusk Reservoir.

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