Alligator Preserves Episode 12: Bataan Memorial Death March

Poster signed by three survivors of Bataan.

“You pick a race with ‘Death’ in the title as your first marathon?”

Well, yes, I did, and there were many good reasons behind my decision. In this episode, you’ll learn a little World War II history and I’ll share the ridiculous series of events leading up to my first full marathon.

The Bataan Memorial Death March marathon is just one week away, March 25, 2018. If you live within driving distance of White Sands, NM, you should check it out.

Signatures of survivors of the Bataan Death March
Another signature of a survivor of the Bataan Death March


Show Notes:

  • Laurel talks about her physical fitness background and training philosophy and reasons for participating in the marathon
  • A bit about the historic Bataan Death March
  • Laurel shares her article (published in Colorado Central Magazine March 1, 2012) about the race and her thoughts afterward
  • Encouragement to donate to the Wounded Warriors Project
  • Next episode: Why I missed a chance to go to a trampoline park


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Laurel lives and laughs and publishes and podcasts in Colorado's Rocky Mountains! She has published several multi-genre books and hosts the podcast "Alligator Preserves," where she interviews fascinating people, talks about the human condition, and shares scary stories from her "Dark Ebb" collection.

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