Bataan Freedom Run 2018

Freedom Trail 2018

  • March 24 – 25, 2018
  • Mariveles Bataan to Capas Tarlac
  • Multi-Day Event comprised of a 160KM Run Relay, Motorbike Tour, March, Float Parade, and Poster-Making contest awarding.

History

The Freedom Memorial Trail is the official commemoration of the Bataan Death March Route. It aims to instill the principles of Bravery, Sacrifice and Love for Country to our youth.

It honors our war heroes and survivors by involving members of our society in remembrance of their sacrifices. We have prepared different categories to accommodate both civilian, military and police units by running, walking or riding in two wheels.

The event shall recognize the importance of the ROTC Unit for their efforts and service during the war. It shall be a rallying point for ROTC cadet officers, NSTP Students, ROTC Alumni members, and Army Reservist. It relives the importance and historical participation of the ROTC unit during the war.

What's New

This year, to increase involvement of the public, a short program consisting of skits and public orations will be performed at the historical sites highlighting its importance to our history.

Poster-Making

A Poster-making competition among the different barangays that the trail shall pass from Bataan, Pampanga and Tarlac. This shall raise public awareness in the barangay level prior to the celebration of the Freedom Trail.

Exhibit

All winning entries shall be exhibited on the Capas National Shrine during the Veterans Week Celebration.

Event Categories

160KM Team Relay (Military, Police and Civilian)

competitive race, which requires eight member team for men and women. The fastest member to reach the Obelisk at Capas wins.

Ride for Valor

Open to all Big Bikers, non - competitive with historical stops at various sites along the trail.

Freedom March

Non - competitive event. A youth march led by ROTC Cadets Army reserve units, ROTC Alumni which shall relay the torch every 10KMs from one group to another until it reaches Capas.

Each Event Category will represent a fighting unit during the war
and they will wear singlet/shirts of their colors during the event