University of Southern Indiana
Norwegian Foot March participants

Norwegian Foot March

The 17th Annual NFM is hosted on the beautiful campus of the University of Southern Indiana on 3 November 2018. 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 U.S. 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.

This year's event is made possible through the support of the University of Southern Indiana, its faculty, the USI Student Veterans Association and the students of Eagle Company of Wabash Battalion Army ROTC.

Point of Contact for the NFM is CPT Adam Balbach at (812) 461-5304 or .  Ability to provide timely response will be delayed from 8 June through 30 July 2018 due to supporting Cadet Summer Training.  Alternate POC during this time is SSG Gavin Brothers at

CLICK HERE to register for the 2018 Norwegian Foot March

Norwegian Foot March


NOTICE:  The Norwegian Foot March Badge is listed in Chapter 9, Appendix D of AR 600-8-22 as of 30 March 2018 as approved for wear.  USI ROTC will provide the Certificate, Pin and initiate the DA form 4187 for Service Members. It is the participants responsibility 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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