Star Course


Star Course Patch
In 490 BC, Greek messenger Philippides ran from the battlefield in Marathon to Athens to announce the Greek victory over the Persians. Legend has it he ran the entire distance without stopping, bursting into the Assembly and crying out “We won!” before collapsing to his death.

Seeking to recall the glory of ancient Greece and create a popular event, the organizers of the first modern Olympics in 1896 came up with the marathon race we know today. Since then, the marathon has come to symbolize an impressive and humbling distance to cover, a personal achievement done collectively.


Echoing ancient Greece plus our own Special Forces inspiration, here’s a challenge for those of you who seek such things - The GORUCK 26.2-Miler Star Course, the first rucking marathon of its kind. Finishers earn the 26.2-Miler patch, which will never be for sale.





26.2+ Miles

This is not like a GORUCK Challenge and there are no push-ups or smoke sessions. You'll get a map and a list of waypoints. The route you and your team choose will be your own, so choose wisely.



Teams of 2-5

You must ruck in at least a team of 2. At each waypoint, you’ll be responsible for posting a picture of your team. This will serve as verification of your mileage, and by the end you’ll have a great album of photos to document the experience.



11 Hours

Or less to complete the 26.2 miles.




10 or 20 lb Ruck Plate on your back depending on your body weight, it’s called rucking. New to rucking? Check out the TRAINING PLAN.