WEST POINT HALF MARATHON
"Fallen Comrades Run"
Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at 9AM
Welcome to the West Point Half-Marathon and kids 1/2 mile 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.
SPONSORS: Support a local team or cadet runner! For more information contact the race director for more information. WPhalf@yahoo.com
- This is one of the most affordable races you’ll ever find!
- 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 1/2 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: Black Knight alley closed to vehicle traffic (starting line area)
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
Memorial Mile Markers.pdf from 2014 - new honorees will be listed soon!
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.
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.
* 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.