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Mountain Man Memorial March
April 21 - April 22
The 2023 Mountain Man Memorial March will continue to offer both the March events and the Run events. We look forward to having everyone who can return to Gatlinburg in 2023, race the Mountain Man Memorial March!
In addition to in-person racing and the usual categories in the team march, individual march and run events, we will also continue to offer a virtual racing option in 2023. We believe many MMMM veterans want to return, but the virtual option will be there if you cannot make it to Gatlinburg, and you still wish to be a part of this tremendous event and mission. Virtual racers will still receive the race shirt and participant medal, but will not compete for placing since conditions will vary at each of their location. We hope this slight change to the format offering will accommodate all of our previous MMMM family and allow us to continue to grow the race in Honor of our Fallen and in support of the Gold Star Families left behind.
This year we’ve added two additional categories for JROTC teams. Both events for these JROTC teams will be at the half marathon distance and one will be heavy and the other light.
The run events include a full 26.2mi marathon, a 13.1mi half marathon, a 10K run and now a 5K run. The run events are further divided into categories based on gender and age.
The march events have two distances – the full 26.2mi marathon and the 13.1mi half marathon. The march event subcategories will be defined further as follows – an individual, as a team (5 members), in a civilian category or in a military qualification category.
Competitors in the Military category, whether competing as a team or as an individual, must be affiliated with a military organization or military type organization. Military teams or individuals may register in the civilian categories but civilians without military affiliation may not register in military categories. The March categories are further divided into Heavy and Light categories. Heavy categories and Light categories have uniform and ruck sack weight requirements. Individual march events will be further divided into categories based on gender and age.
See the official rules for complete breakdown of categories and uniform requirements.