Date: Sep 29 2018, 9 a.m.
In partnership with our neighbor, the City of Watertown, we invite all Soldiers, Family members, and civilians to participate in the first Memorial to Monument Run! The run will kick off at Fort Drum Memorial Park on Saturday, September 29 at 9 a.m. Enjoy a beautiful course along the Black River as you make your way to the 10th Mountain Division Monument in Thompson Park in Watertown. Run the course and then enjoy an after party in the park. New York State Zoo will be on site for concessions, or pack your own picnic. Plus on race day only, show your race bib and receive 1/2 price zoo entry for you and your immediate family!
The route is approximately 11 miles. There will be an alternate 5K course conducted in Thompson Park starting at 9 a.m., with assistance from Watertown YMCA.
DoD ID card holders living off post should facilitate their own travel to the starting line on Fort Drum. Non-DoD civilians will park at Thompson Park and take a shuttle to Fort Drum. Access to Fort Drum will only be granted upon completion of a successful background check — see the Registration Information section below. Civilians running in the 11 mile event need to be checked in by 7:45 a.m. at Thompson Park on the morning of the race to board the shuttle to Fort Drum. Shuttles bringing runners back to Fort Drum after the race will start at 11 a.m.
Strollers will be allowed on the course. No bicycles, backpacks, large bags, glass bottles, or pets allowed. Service animals only.
$5 to enter either race, or $15 with a T-shirt (plus a small service charge). T-shirts will be available for purchase at the finish line.
New York State Zoo will be selling food and beverages at the finish area. Options include veggie and regular hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, popcorn, dippin dots, and drinks. Cash and card will be accepted.
Register on Eventbrite.com.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE 11 MILE RUN (NO SHIRT) FOR DoD ID CARD HOLDERS ONLY UNTIL 3 PM on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 - NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION WILL BE OFFERED FOR THE 11 MILE EVENT.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 5K (NO SHIRT) WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 3 PM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21. RACE DAY REGISTRATION WILL BE OFFERED FOR THE 5K ONLY IN THOMPSON PARK UNTIL 8:30 AM - CASH ONLY.
No refunds or transfers for this event.
For non-DoD civilians registering for this event:
You must include your full name as it appears on your legal identification, date of birth, and a valid phone number when registering. Your name that you use on Eventbrite must match your ID. This will be used to conduct a mandatory background check for access to Fort Drum. You will be contacted by phone if there are issues with your background check. On race day, those with complete and successful background checks will receive a wristband at Thompson Park. This must be worn at all times while traveling to and on Fort Drum property.
Packet pick up:
DoD ID card holders may pick up their T-shirts and/or race bibs at Magrath Sports Complex during normal operating hours, 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Thursday, September 27 or at the starting line on race day.
Non-DoD civilians may pick up T-shirts and/or bibs at the Fairgrounds YMCA (585 Rand Drive, Watertown) between 12 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 27 or at check in at Thompson Park on race day. All non-DoD civilians still need to check in at Thompson Park on race day (to receive wristband) regardless of picking up T-shirt or bib early.
- Tel: +1 (315)772-9670
- Military DSN Tel: (315)772-9670