WEST POINT HALF MARATHON
"Fallen Comrades Run"
Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at 9AM
Welcome to the West Point Half-Marathon and kids race website! In its 5th year now, this race has been a huge hit for the Corps of Cadets, but this year it’s now open to the public. This is your chance to lace up your running shoes and compete with the Cadets as you tour a national historical site.
Please remember West Point is a military base and there are entry requirements which may delay your arrival time. View the link below for more information about entry to West Point and be sure to allow some extra time for processing through the gate.
SPONSORS: We need your help! We support cadets and cadet Sandhurst Teams along with local police, fire and military with entry to our race. It costs $200 to support a team of 10! You can contribute to these folks as a way of saying 'Thank you' for all that they do! We will ensure you meet your sponsored team at the race.
A special Thank you to Matthew Bruschi for sponsoring the Bravo Company Sandhurst Team!
- Cadets: $20
- General Entry: $55
- Kids race: $12
- Race Day Entry: $25/$65 (cadet/general entry), $15 (kids)
*Online registration closes at 1200 (noon) on Friday, 27 MAR.
The race will offer:
- Chip timing
- Technical race shirt
- Finisher’s coin
- Post-race snacks
- Cadet and age-category prizes by gender (top 3)
Kids Races will take place at approximately 0920 for the following age groups: 7 and under, 8-9, and 10-12. We will have a 3/4 mile (1 loop) race around Lusk Reservoir with the finish line inside Michie Stadium! All kids will receive a finishers prize!
Individual Cadets: Plebe, Yearling, Cow, Firstie (Top three Male and Female)
Individual Runners: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+
Ruck: Individual or team ruck march the course. In order to be competitive for awards you must use a 40lb pack.
Teams: Military, Comrades, Police, Fire, Cadet Company: Four to ten members of your group - top four times will count towards competition.
Kid's race: 7 & under, 8-9, 10-12
Top three teams in each category are competitive for awards (Military, Comrades, Police, Fire, Cadet Company)
Ruck team Division: Open Cadet, Comrades, Sandhurst Teams.
WP Half-Marathon Route.pdf
Water Points: start/finish, 2.5mi, 5.5mi, 6.5mi, 8.5mi, 10mi, 12mi
Race Day Guidance:
0700-0845: packet pick-up inside Michie Stadium
0845: Mills Rd closed to vehicle traffic / parachute team jumps into Michie Stadium (weather dependant)
0900: Race start
0920: Kid's race start
1115: Awards ceremony
1300: course closed
Stadium Layout and entrance guidance.pdf
Parking: Parking is available in A-lot. This is the lot located directly west of the stadium and only 100m from the starting line. NOTE: The best route if you're coming from off-post is to enter thru Stoney Lonesome gate (along highway 9W). If you utilize a GPS, this is the gate most GPS's will naturally direct you towards. After entering the gate, continue along Stoney Lonesome Rd down the hill and you'll see the entrance to A-lot on the right near the NW corner of the stadium.
Packet Pick-up: Morning of Race day 0700-0845. We'll provide your bib w/ timing tag, pins, and a bag to use for gear turn-in. The pick-up location will be inside Michie Stadium on Blaik Field.
Bag Drop: Please use the clear bag provided at packet pick-up. The bag drop location is in the guest locker room in the tunnel on the east side of the stadium.
This race is dedicated to those members of the Long Gray Line whom have gone to war and made 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 and thru friendly competition.
“On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days and other fields will bear the fruits of victory.” - General Douglas MacArthur
Honorees BIO posters 2015.pptx
Cadet Training plans:
Not sure how to get ready for this race, cadets? Click below for a basic 8wk training plan designed around your schedule. We want to help you train smart, stay healthy, and still fit in all your other requirements.
WPHM Training Schedule 2015.xlsx
Q - Are walkers allowed to participate?
A - Yes. The course will be open for 4 hours (until 1pm) 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'm a cadet, can I wear something besides my Gym-A uniform?
A - Yes. The Brigade Tactical Officer has authorized the wear of Company Spirit shirts.
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.
* Cadets - if you have trouble opening with Internet Explorer due to the server, try Mozilla Firefox.
2014 PHOTOS: Huge thank-you to CDT Jason Hu and CDT Carolyn Grigsby for snapping 873 photos of runners! Check out the link below and see how many they took of you!
Home Event Sponsor: USMA Marathon Team
Event Officer-in-Charge: Mrs. Melissa Jackson
Event Cadets-in-Charge: CDT Ben Shields and CDT Danny Schlich
Questions/Suggestions? Contact us! We want to provide you the best experience possible.