Dear Friends and Supporters of Sandhurst Military Stakes Competition 2013:
Welcome! The Department of Military Instruction at the US Military Academy, West Point has planned another physically and mentally challenging (and fun!) military stakes competition which seeks to achieve, in order, the following four outcomes:
1. Leader Development
2. Showcase military excellence
3. Build Relationships
The Competition will occur over two days on 19 and 20 April 2013. Visitors must be aware of the following:
1. For Sandhurst ’13 due to some fiscal constraints, Camp Buckner will not be used. This means that all Sandhurst events will stage out of, and end in the Cadet Area.
2. Parking at West Point is limited, and in most areas, by permit only. For competitor safety, visitors are directed to park in the following locations:
a. Buffalo Soldier Field (vicinity Thayer Gate)
b. Along Thayer Road
c. Michie Stadium “A” Lot
d. Post Exchange (PX) Parking Lot
e. North Dock
f. Trophy Point
3. There are no shuttle buses or transportation services available for the Sandhurst ’13 Competition; visitors are invited to park in authorized areas then move on foot to view the events.
4. There will be several events on both days, but most will have limited access. Recommended viewing locations and times are:
a. Friday: The first team will start at 0545hrs from within the Cadet North Area with a 5-minute staggered start, last team will start at 1045hrs. Teams will cross the finish line, throughout the day from approximately 1030hrs to 1700hrs. All teams will randomly draw their starting order on Wednesday, 17 April at 2000hrs and this result will be posted on our web-site. The marksmanship event will take place on Friday starting at 0700hrs at Ranges 5. Again, there is NO transportation available to and from the marksmanship site; if you elect to go, you must park on shoulder of the road and walk to the range, (500m from the main 293 road). Another competitive event on Friday will take place vicinity South Dock and the River Courts from 0900-1700hrs.
b. Saturday: Teams will again start at 0600hrs from the Cadet Area. Teams will cross the finish line from 1030hrs to 1700hrs…….depending on fast they travel. Again, start times for teams will be randomly selected and posted on the web-site by 2000hrs Friday, 19 April. The “DMI-Challenge” Event will occur on Daly Field from 1000-1700hrs on Saturday, 20 April.
5. This year’s competition is significantly different from past years and due to its design and purpose, unfortunately, does not offer as many spectator viewing opportunities as in years past. The competition is based on a scenario in which teams are given a mission and ordered to conduct a ‘Combat Patrol’. This patrol will take the teams over a route of very rugged and varied terrain. Along the route the teams will be asked to perform certain mentally and physically challenging events that will afford them the opportunity to show-case their military skills and exercise leadership. The competition route does not offer any comfort facilities nor is it fully accessible to non-tactical vehicles. For these reasons, for the safety of our competitors, and to maintain the integrity of the competition we will not permit fans, supporters and spectators to accompany their teams on their ‘Combat Patrols’.
6. No unauthorized/civilian personnel will be allowed into the Cadet Central Area on either day.
7. An information center will be available in the ‘First Class Club’ located between Trophy Point and Ike Hall. This will be open 0900 to 1700 on Friday and 0600 to 1700 on Saturday.
Directions to West Point?
Follow this link to the "directions" page on the official USMA Homepage.
How do I get around West Point?Print this map of West Point to help guide you around the campus.
Awards Ceremony following the competition:
Following the competition, refreshments will be served at Ike's Riverside Cafe, in Eisenhawer Hall, with the award ceremony immediately following. West Point is a United States Army installation that enforces 100% identification verifications and security checks for all personnel wishing to enter the premises. Thus, it is important that you are properly prepared. Once you are on campus, you will be directed to specific areas DMI has set up for the ceremony.
Drive east from Washington Gate 1.7 miles to Eisenhower Hall, it will be on your right. Parking is available to the left of Eisenhower Hall.
Below are some notes and tips for your visit:
Keep some sort of identification on you at all times
Be prepared for inclement weather (wet, cold, or hot weather). We strongly suggest attendees check the daily weather forecast the day of the competition to be best prepared.
Be prepared to have your vehicle searched if your vehicle does not have any military identification tags.
If you have any questions concerning the Sandhurst Competition 2013, please contact MAJ Paul Martin, SANDHURST OIC.