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Army ROTC at the University of Southern Indiana is proud to announce the 20th annual Norwegian Foot March in partnership with Dr. Nils Johansen and the Norwegian Military! 

This years event will be held on November 16, 2024.  Registration for this year's event will open in early June.  

The Norwegian Foot March 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. 

Weight is based on non-perishable items. See Rules and Safety tab.  Participants are encouraged to pack 25 pounds of non perishable food items to be collected by the Student Veteran's Association at check out and donated to local food banks.

The 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.

Rules and Safety


Note:  We are not hosting remote or virtual events this year.

Point of Contact for the NFM is Mr. R. Ethan Allen


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

 TOP FEMALE - SPC Eva Perry,782nd MI BN at Ft. Gordon, GA - 2:35:39 (2019 overall winner and new USI Norwegian Foot March Female Record - broke her record from 2018)

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