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Marathon : HalfMarathon

"Fallen Comrades Run, 13.1"
Saturday, March 26th, 2016
(Kids races 9:20)



Welcome to the West Point Half-Marathon and kids race website! In its 6th 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.


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.
To sponsor a team or for more information:




Cadets: $20

General Entry: $55

Kids race: $12

(If Available) Race Day Entry: $25/$65 (cadet/general entry), $15 (kids)


The race will offer:

  • Chip timing
  • Technical race shirt
  • Finisher’s MEDAL! (New design this year!)
  • Post-race snacks
  • Cadet and age-category prizes!
  • Packet pickup and race finish in Michie Stadium!
  • Bag Check - visitors locker rooms in Michie Stadium


Kids 'Rabbit Race' 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! This year we will have a Rabbit Race with Spring themed event!! More to follow!




Individual Age Groups Top 3 Male and Female in each: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+
Overall Top 3 Male and Female        
Cadets Top cadets 3 - Male and Female  
Team Half Marathon Top 3 teams (first four to cross) with two categories Comrades / Cadet
Individual Civilian Ruck Top 3 Male and Female  
Individual Ruck Top 3 Male and Female        
Team Ruck Top 3 teams (first four to cross) with two categories - Comrades / Sandhurst
Kids Run Top 3 Male and Female in each category: 7 and under, 8-9, and 10-12


Team Competition:

Top three teams in each category are competitive for awards (Cadet category and All other racers)


Course Information: 

WP Half-Marathon Route.pdfWP Half-Marathon Route.pdf 

Water Points: start/finish, 2.5mi, 5.5mi, 6.5mi, 8.5mi, 10mi, 12mi

Latrines: start/finish at Michie Stadium, Shea Stadium, before the graveyard, Stony Lonesome before Lusk Reservoir.


Race Day Guidance:

Please ensure you allow additional time to get through security checkpoints and park!! In addition if you have a drivers license from these states:  Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico and Washington.  You will need another form of government identification in order to access West Point due to the Real ID Act!


        7:30 : packet pick-up inside Michie Stadium

        8:00: Mills Rd closed to vehicle traffic / parachute team jumps into Michie Stadium (weather dependant)

        9:00: Race start
        9:20: Kid's race start
        1120: Awards ceremony
        1400: course closed


Stadium Layout and entrance guidance.pdfStadium Layout and entrance guidance.pdf

Parking: Parking is available in F-lot or Buffalo Soldier Field.  

From Stony Lonesome gate: After entering the gate, continue along Stony Lonesome Rd down the hill and you'll see signs directing you to F-lot on the right near the NE corner of the stadium.

From Thayer Gate: Parking is available by Buffalo Soldier field on your left as you enter or you can continue on making a slight Left uphill on Mills Rd and then a left on Howze Place. Signs will direct you towards parking in F-Lot if available.


Fallen Comrades: 

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.

  honor.pdf2016 Honorees


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.

 Training Schedule 2016.xlsxTraining Schedule 2016.xlsx



Q - Are walkers allowed to participate?

A - Yes.  The course will be open for 4 hours 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 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.


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.


Link to Results for the 2015 Half:


Home Event Sponsor: USMA Marathon Team

Event Cadets-in-Charge: CDT Christopher Boyle & CDT Travis Chewning-Kulick

Questions/Suggestions? Contact us! We want to provide you the best experience possible.