|Q. What is the Mountain Man Memorial March?
A. “Honor through Action.” Simply put, this event honors the sacrifices of our American service members and their families. Nothing will give you a better appreciation of their sacrifice than to walk a mile, or 26.2, in their shoes and their weight on your back!
Q. When does registration begin?
A. You can register at link provided on the Home page of the MMMM website. If the link is not working e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register early to receive discounts. You can also register in person the morning of the event.
Q. How do I get assigned an honoree to march for?
A. If you have not already have chosen an honoree, you may ask for one to be assigned to you. A photo placard will be emailed for you to print out. Many participants choose to laminate or insert placard into a standard sized page protector to safeguard the placard from inclement weather.
Q. Who benefits?
A. Originally, The funds raised from the event provided several scholarship grants to Gold Star Family members. In 2012, the decision was made to begin donating to local organizations who supported our military and veteran community, MMMM provided the majority of funds needed to construct the first Gold Star Family Memorial Monument in Tennessee in cooperation with the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation. The MMMM has also made significant donations to the American Red Cross of East TN, the Gatlinburg Fire Department, the Gatlinburg Police Department and Wreaths Across American program.
In addition, The MMMM has made annual donation to the winning ROTC team program competing in the “Full Heavy” category and to the University of Tennessee Army and Air Force ROTC programs for their manpower assistance during the actual event.
FAQs 2021 (Virtual)
Q. Who can enter and what categories may I enter?
A. Anyone can participate. The team and individual categories are military heavy full, military heavy half, military light full, military light half, civilian light full, civilian light half. Please see the rules for these categories. Military categories are open to government and veterans organizations with uniforms such as police and fire departments, Department of Energy, etc. All military personnel may compete in any category.
Q. Do I have to wear a uniform if I’m entering a military category?
Q. How do you become a Sponsor?
A. If you would like to become a corporate sponsor, or if you wish to donate time or funding to this event, please contact us at email@example.com
Q. What does “service recognized” boots or equipment mean?
Q. Can I use a Camelback instead of the LBE with canteen?
Q. Do military heavy have to wear an LBE with the rucksack?
Q. What are the requirements for team categories?
Q. What is the weight requirement for the heavy categories?
Q. For JROTC/ROTC entries in the team categories, may the instructors march with the cadets as a team member?
Q. I’m entering a non-military category – what type of shoe/boot do you recommend?