Photo by John Caracoglia
pictured Jeff Bell
Race Info
The event is invite only

Potential entrants “Virgins” are invited by veterans only, and are required to complete an entrance exam to apply.
Completion of the entrance exam is not a guarantee of entry, it is simply an application. Entrants are permitted entry solely at the discretion of the RD

All participants veterans and virgins carry a standard 100 cartridge, .50 caliber ammo can (M2A1 .50 Cal) which must be carried on their person, in some fashion, at all times while making forward progress and It cannot be altered or damaged in any way

All virgins are subject to “virgin runner hazing” which includes (but may not be limited to) insertion of approx. 100 glass marbles inside the can which cannot be removed. Virgin can hazing is an MdM right of passage

An empty ammo can weighs slightly more than 5 pounds, while not heavy you may find it awkward and annoying, frankly, that’s this point

The MdM ammo will be personalized by the Wilson’s with a custom paint job unique to each participant

Once an ammo can is customized for a participant and a number is assigned and painted the number is forever retired. Your MdM can number from your virgin year is your number for life

Vets with ammo cans are asked to bring them back to future events to be carried again

Carrying the ammo can may be waived in certain circumstances solely at the RD’s discretion. When a carry is waived for a participant their can will make a lap of the lake PERIOD

No finish is recognized without the can making a lap of the lake even if a carry is waived (below is an example of this being done

Double Death March
Lap 1 will start at in front of Carawan’s Motel on the south side of the lake on Friday, August 14th at High Noon
The 1st lap will be run in reverse finishing at Fairfield Cemetery
You will be required to carry your original MdM can for both laps; it can be carried in the manner of your choosing but cannot be altered in any way. Your 1st can will contain be subject to 1st year runner hazing even for veterans for the duration of both laps
Lap 2 will start at the Fairfield Cemetery with all other MdM participants at 9am Saturday August 15th. Failure to make the start of Lap 2 with all other MdM participants will result in immediate disqualification

You will be required to HAND CARRY an additional ammo can in addition to your original can for the duration of Lap 2. The 2nd can must be carried as-is without modification. Lap 2 must be finished no later than 9am Sunday August 16th

The double is an extreme challenge designed to break you. It has not yet been completed within the rules. To date there have been 5 unsuccessful attempts