Here are some statistics about the Death March.
There is no agreed official length of the Death March. While the route has been more or less officially determined, various methods of measuring the distance have produced differing values. Also, there are things like visits to the Altar of Freedom or Parker Mesa that can skew the results.
Total Marchers Over the Years:
Day of the March:
While the lowest historical high temperature shows as 81°F for 1999, 2011, and 2016, a Strava data point on the 2016 March recorded a temperature of 68°F! Brrrrr.
Tom performed the fastest March in 2013 with a time of about 4 hours, 17 minutes, including lunch.
Hasen, Gil, and Justin hold the record of being the slowest Marchers to finish the March in 2010. Hasen‘s FiveFingers caused him to travel very slowly. Gil and Justin fashioned makeshift sandals to strap to his FiveFingers. In the end, they finished in about 12 hours.
Jeshii‘s 4 year old son attempted the March in 2013. He made it to Trippet Ranch (albeit he was carried up some of the hills…).
The youngest person to ever finish the hike was likely Roman in 2009 at age 13.
Shortest Failed March:
One person quit after the first hill in 2012.
2012 was likely the single biggest group to at least start the march together.
2001 and 2004 both only had 5 people.