Memorial to Monument Run

Date: Sep 29 2018, 9 a.m.

Memorial Park

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. Thompson Park 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.

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. Shuttles will begin leaving Thompson Park for Fort Drum at 5:30 a.m. and continue to run until the last shuttle leaves at 8 a.m. 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.

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Call (315)772-0789.


$5 to enter either race, or $15 with a T-shirt (plus a small service charge). T-shirts may be available for purchase at the finish line, if supplies allow.


Registration Info

Register on through August 31. 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 from September 24 through September 28 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. from September 24 through September 28 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.