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Camp Shelby Norwegian Foot March & 18.6 Mile Run

Sat March 4, 2023

Hattiesburg, MS 39407 US Directions

WE WANT YOU to Ruck or Run for a CAUSE


Ruck 18.6 miles


Run 18.6 miles





Run the Norwegian Foot March course - 18.6 Miles

alongside 600 + soldiers
earning your medal

Signed up today to run the 18.6 mile Norwegian Foot March Course that will take place in conjunction with the Norwegian Foot March.


Ruck the Norwegian Foot March - 18.6 Miles

with a 25 lb rucksack
earning the Norwegian Foot March badge

Registration opens on November 1,2023.


Norwegian Foot March Details 



First held in 1915 as a test of marching endurance for soldiers in the Norwegian Military. A strategic goal was to be able to move larger units of troops over a great distance swiftly and in a manner that enabled them to efficiently be combat ready even after the march (rucksack/weaponry of 11 kg). 


The test consists of a 30 km march (march/run) with rucksack. 


Military Service members who complete the Foot March to time and uniform standards will receive the Marsjmerket badge that is authorized for wear on the Army Service Uniform.


NFM Rules





All military participants will wear the Army Combat Uniform in the OCP camouflage pattern, or the equivalent service component uniform. This includes the blouse and pants. Combat shirts, unit shirts, or any other top is prohibited--If you cannot wear it to drill, do not wear it here.  The Army OCP-ACU patrol cap or the AR-670-1 compliant fleece cap (with gloves)  are the only authorized headgear for this event. All other head coverings or hats are prohibited to include boonie hats and baseball caps.  Civilian participants will wear appropriate attire  to include military style pants and boots. The rucksack/backpack is to be military grade and with contents is to weigh 25 pounds.  If you have any questions, please contact us at

Age/Time Brackets


Marathon in Green
Ruck in Red
Orange is common to both events


Check out last years race

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