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Memorial to Monument Run

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

In partnership with our neighbor, the City of Watertown, we invite you to participate in the second annual Memorial to Monument Run. The 11-mile run will kick off at Fort Drum Memorial Park on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 9:00 am. Enjoy a beautiful course along the Black River as you make your way to the 10th Mountain Division Monument in The City of Watertown Thompson Park.


Anyone wishing to purchase a T-shirt with their registration must sign up no later than 11:30 pm on August 23, 2019, when all advanced T-shirt sales end. T-shirts may be purchased after August 23 at the finish line, as supplies allow.

Non-DoD card holders can register online for the 11-mile event without a T-shirt up to 11:30 pm on September 8, 2019.

DoD card holders can register online for the 11-mile event without a T-shirt up to 2:00 pm on September 11, 2019.

Day of registration will be offered at the start line for the 11-mile event for DoD card holders only. CASH ONLY.

*** No refunds for this event. ***

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
We invite all Soldiers, Family members, and civilians to participate in our Memorial to Monument Run! Runners age 17 and under participating in the 11 mile event must have a sponsor and be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older throughout the entire course.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

DoD ID card holders living off post should facilitate their own travel to the starting line on Fort Drum. Non-DoD civilians living off post will park at The City of Watertown Thompson Park and take a shuttle to Fort Drum. All non-DoD civilians must provide full name, date of birth and a phone number to conduct a background check for approval to enter Fort Drum.

Civilians running in the 11 mile event need to be checked in no later than 6:45 am at Thompson Park on the morning of the run to board the shuttle to Fort Drum. The shuttle will depart for Fort Drum no later than 7 am. Shuttles bringing runners back to Fort Drum after the run will start at 11 am.

What can I NOT bring into the event?
No backpacks, bicycles, large bags, glass bottles, or pets are allowed. Service animals only on the course. You can however bring a stroller!

Can I have a bag with me at the start line?
A bag check will be offered at the starting line for the 11-mile event only – small bags only please. A ticket with your bib number will be attached to your bag, which will be brought to the finish line in Thompson Park for your retrieval. Therefore, all runners must wear their numbered bibs to ensure they can easily retreive their bag. All bags and contents are left at owner’s risk. Fort Drum Family and MWR and other event-day officials assume no responsibility for lost, damaged, stolen, or missing bags or items.

How long is the Memorial to Monument Run?
The Memorial to Monument Run is approximately 11 miles. If you would like to participate in the event but not in the mood to run the full 11 miles, there will be an alternate 5K route that will be conducted in The City of Watertown Thompson Park at 10:00 am.

Who do I contact if I have questions?
You can email us at fortdrumfmwr@gmail.com or contact the Special Events Coordinator at 315-772-7864.

What’s the refund policy?
There are no refunds for this event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
We recommend that you bring a printed ticket to the event. However, you should be able to pull up your information on your phone to show to the registration table when you sign in.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
The name on the ticket or registration MUST match to the identification provided at the check-in table.

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 as well. 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 the day of the event, those with completed 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.

How do I get my bib or T-shirt if I pre-order?
For those pre-ordering t-shirts: DoD ID card holders may pick up their t-shirts and/or race bibs at Magrath Sports Complex during normal operating hours, 5:30 am to 10 pm, on Thursday, September 12 or at the starting line on the day of the event. All DoD ID card holders still need to check in the starting line on event day (to receive wristband) regardless of picking up t-shirt or bib early.

Non-DoD civilians may pick up t-shirts and/or bibs at the Fairgrounds YMCA (585 Rand Drive, Watertown) between 12 pm and 8 pm on Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September between 8 am – 1 pm or at check in at Thompson Park on event 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.


September 14
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Fort Drum
10000 10th Mountain Division Drive
Fort Drum, NY 13602 US
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