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

 

NOTE: THERE IS A $20 PICK-UP FEE FOR ANY TEAM NEEDING A RIDE BACK TO THE HORSE CAMP FOR REASONS OTHER THAN MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR MECHANICAL FAILURE.

 

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 -
MANDATORY 2019

 

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.