The University of Virginia’s Naval ROTC unit will conduct a conditioning hike with artificial weapons Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m.
The midshipmen will be wearing camouflage uniforms, full packs and artificial rifles with orange tips. The roughly 3.5-mile route they will take includes Alderman and McCormick roads, Maury and Fontaine avenues, Mimosa Drive and Observatory Hill. The hike will begin and end at Maury Hall.
The midshipmen, accompanied by an escort vehicle, will be running on the sides of the roads and in a two-column formation unless terrain dictates otherwise.