March to the Brazos is the largest student-led fundraiser for the March of Dimes in the country. It is also the most successful, raising thousands of dollars for the organization each year. Each spring semester, the Corps of Cadets march nine miles to the Brazos River from their dorms on campus. Once at the Brazos River, the cadets participate in various athletic and military competitions, have a catered barbecue, then receive awards for those units that have raised the most money for the March of Dimes that year. The day concludes with the new leadership of the Corps for next year leading the nine-mile march back to campus.
March to the Brazos was always a unique time of the year for us. After the first year we always knew that we would come back sunburnt, exhausted, and drenched in sweat. But we always looked forward to it. There was no better bonding time with your outfit, to reflect back on the year while walking out, and to get excited about the prospects of our new positions for the coming year on walking back.