University of Southern Indiana
Norwegian Foot March participants

Norwegian Foot March

The 16th Annual NFM is hosted on the beautiful campus of the University of Southern Indiana on 4 November 2017. It is an 18.6 mile foot march while carrying a 25 pound ruck sack.  Participants have no more than 4.5 hours to finish.  Those who complete the event to standard will earn the Norwegian Foot March pin authorized for wear on US Military Uniforms.

This year’s event will be limited to 500 participants in order to ensure our ability to provide a quality and safely executed event for the participants. Registration is a first-come-first-serve availability for participation.

The event is made possible through the support of the University, its faculty, and the Eagle Detachment of Wabash Battalion Army ROTC.

CLICK HERE to register for the 2017 Norwegian Foot March

Point of Contact for the NFM is CPT Donald Tanner @ (812) 228-5005 or

Norwegian Foot March


NOTICE:  Milper Message # 16-303, dated 20OCT16, has reinstated the authorization to accept and wear the Norwegian Foot March Pin.  Authority for approving approved Foreign Service Medals is delegated to Commanders at the O6 level.  USI ROTC will provide the Certificate, Pin, and initiate the DA form 4187 for Service Members.  However, it up to the participant to gain approval from their commander for the authorization for awarding and wearing the NFM pin on their service uniform. 


 TOP MALE - Elijah Durian, Xavier University - 2:30 / 2011

 TOP FEMALE - CDT EMILY NORDT, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology- 3:19 / 2013

 TOP TOP TEAM - USMAPS (Civilian Team), 3:28 / 2013 (Kauffman, Lawson, Olivo, and Wagner)

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