Mountain Man Memorial March is a marathon march held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, honoring First Lieutenant Frank Walkup who was killed in Iraq in 2007. The marathon consisted of 26.2 mile marathon and a 13.1 mile half marathon.  Those participating in the heavy marathon must wear a 35 pound rucksack for the entire race.

John Carroll University participates in this event every year, and it now serves as an opportunity for cadets to challenge themselves physically and accomplish a task of which they may have thought themselves incapable.