The Northern Michigan University Wildcat ROTC battalion is sponsoring the "Frozen Chosin Military Endurathon." NMU cadets will compete against cadets from five other universities in a 26.2 mile race down the Noquemanon trail in honor of the soldiers who fought and died in the battle of the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea.
Participating schools include Eastern Michigan, Ferris State, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan and the University of Michigan.
The event kicks off with a spaghetti dinner for participants at 6 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the 1075th National Guard Armory in Marquette. After dinner, the cadets will receive a historical briefing on the Chosin Reservoir battle from U.S. Army Col. (Ret.) George Rasula, who serves as its historian and commanded a company during the battle in North Korea.
The race will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 22, next to the Berry Events Center (YMCA side) and end at the Superior Dome. Most runners are expected to arrive at the Dome between 2 and 4 p.m. The race will be followed by a BBQ and medal presentation.
For more information, contact the NMU military science department at 227-2236.