Norwich Team competes and wins at this year’s Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon

By Saraa Kami, NU Director of Communications

Norwich would like to congratulate the NU Bataan competition team on their recent win at this year’s Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon. NU sent two teams to compete in the full marathon (26.2 miles), which took place on March 19, 2023, at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

Norwich's Team A took first place in the ROTC division, and came in 2nd place overall for all teams competing in the heavy divisions. Both units competed in the Team, Heavy and ROTC categories, which included finishing the course donning a 35# military ruck, boots and ACU's. The five-person team had to stay together for the entire route and cross the finish line within 20 seconds of each other.

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). 

Media contacts:

Saraa Kami 
Director of Communications 
Norwich University 
158 Harmon Drive 
Northfield, VT 05663

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