The Deach March route is up to you! 

We post a list / map of cemeteries for you to visit, each of which has a time bonus. There are five mandatory cemeteries, which do not give a time bonus. You must reach all five to be an official finisher. Three of these are announced here on the web page by March, and two more are announced five minutes before the race start. Two additional checkpoints will be drawn and declared "dead" - of no value for that day's race. The list of checkpoints and bonus times is subject to changes up through March 1.

"Sweet Sixteen Bonus" - An additional 16 minute bonus is given to teams that ride to all 16 valid check-points.

NO MAPS will be given to you at the start. The best known map of the area is the National Geographic Trails Illustrated "Hoosier National Forest" map, available at Midwest Trail Ride and other outdoor retailers / outfitters in the area. You may also use electronic devices to navigate, but user beware of errors and omissions.

Most signs are located along the road and not inside cemetery grounds.  If a sign is known to be missing, we will place a temporary sign at the cemetery. Please be respectful of cemetery signs, property and headstones.

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Online registration has closed. You may register in person Saturday morning.

2019 checkpoints and time bonuses will be posted and considered final on March 1, 2019.

Death March Google Map

Possible Death March Checkpoints




Possible 2019 Check Points:

Allen's Creek Cemetery - 25 Minute Bonus


Cain Cemetery - 40 Minute Bonus


Callahan Cemetery - 45 Minute Bonus


Chrisley-Hillenburg Cemetery - 15 Minute Bonus

Careful! There are two cemeteries in this area with similar names.

Cornett Cemetery - MANDATORY 2019 & SAG Station location


Covey Cemetery - 15 Minute Bonus


Elkinsville Memorial Sign - 80 Minute Bonus

Careful! This is NOT the cemetery!

Fleetwood Cemetery - 20 Minute Bonus


Gorbits Cemetery - 45 Minute Bonus

Henderson Creek Church - 15 Minute Bonus


Hickory Grove Cemetery - 10 Minute Bonus

Hickory Ridge Fire Tower - 25 Minute Bonus (10 Minute Bonus for photo at the bottom)

*Both team members must have their picture taken at the TOP of the tower in order to earn full full credit.


Lutes Cemetery - 20 Minute Bonus


McKinney Cemetery - 20 Minute Bonus

Meadows Church Cemetery -


Robertson (Robinson) Cemetery - MANDATORY 2019 & SAG Station Location

Robertson is mis-labeled as Robinson on the National Geographic map.


Thompson Cemetery - 25 Minute Bonus


Todd Cemetery - 15 Minute Bonus

*Time bonuses will not be awarded for mandatory check-points, including those drawn the morning of the event.