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March 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Team Foster’s first Ruck March is HERE. Throw some weight on your back and hike with us. All money raised funds service dogs for local injured veterans. This rain or shine event is designed to test your body and your mind. And when you complete your mission, toss off that ruck and enjoy a couple beers courtesy of our friends at Dogfish Head brewery.
What is a Ruck March?
A Ruck March is the way our troops get from point A to point B on foot. Soldiers carry their own gear and move themselves to their destination under their own power. A “Ruck” is the military’s version of a backpack. The backbone of military movement, Ruck Marches have been used as training exercises since the inception of the military.
Why do we Ruck?
Ruck Marching was one of Captain Erick Foster’s favorite activities. Though he did not have the size of some of his peers, his sheer will and determination always kept him at the front of any ruck march. We Ruck to honor Erick’s memory and keep his legacy alive.
How far do we Ruck?
Tackle the 5 mile or 10 mile course.
How much do we carry in our Ruck?
Participants are encouraged to carry 15% of their body weight as your personal “combat load.” A standard combat load is approximately 35 pounds. However, you’re not going to combat. A scale will be available at the start point to weigh-in, if you choose. This is purely an honor system – carry as much or as little as you want.
How do I register?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Registration is $25 per participant.
Do I walk or run with the Ruck?
Most people walk. However, if you’re up to the challenge, do a ‘forced’ ruck and run. Hooah!!
What sort of bag or pack do I use as a Ruck?
Any backpack or hiking bag will do. Stores like REI, EMS, or I Goldberg have great options.
What do I fill my Ruck with?
Anything you want! Sandbags or gallons of water are popular choices. Dense, heavy items mixed with sheets or clothes to stabilize your load are great options, too.