October 20, 2020

GORUCK, Official Sponsor of the 2020 CrossFit Games®, Presents Corn Sack Sprint for Final Stage of Games

Jacksonville Beach – The hardest test in CrossFit Games history, the second and final stage of the 2020 CrossFit Games®, will begin this week in Northern California. GORUCK, an official sponsor of the 2020 CrossFit Games®, will challenge the ten remaining athletes - five men and five women - with its sponsored event, the Corn Sack Sprint, which consists of a 320-m hill sprint carrying a weighty (50/30 lb.) corn sack (men/women).

Scheduled for Friday, October 23, the Corn Sack Sprint is the second event of the 2020 CrossFit Games® Finals and was released last week via Instagram. The CrossFit Games begins each year with the CrossFit Open, in which hundreds of thousands athletes worldwide compete for the chance to go to the Games. Athletes also could qualify through a series of regional Sanctional events. Because of safety and travel issues, CrossFit modified the Games format this year, so the competition began with an online first stage for the 30 men and 30 women qualifiers at their home gyms from which the top finishers advanced to the in-person finals in California.

The GORUCK + CrossFit collaboration began in 2019 when GORUCK was asked to be part of the Roque Invitational, a CrossFit sanctioned event, and helped develop a rucking workout with GORUCK’s Special Forces Cadre that challenged both the individual and team competitors on a whole new level. Since then, GORUCK has participated in the 2019 CrossFit Games, the Mayhem Classic and the Luce Hero WOD at Wodapalooza in February 2020. 

“The CrossFit Games cannot be matched in terms of notoriety in the fitness world and we are honored to be part of a community that calls attention to everyday people who are committed to bettering themselves and others through hard work, dedication, and training,” says Jason McCarthy, CEO and founder of GORUCK. “It’s also just really exciting to see more rucking in the fitness world and we are looking forward to watching the finals and cheering on these incredible athletes alongside our GORUCK community.”

Beginning this Friday, October 23, the 2020 CrossFit Games, including the Corn Sack Sprint, presented by GORUCK, will stream live across Pluto TV; games.crossfit.com; and CrossFit’s Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube channels. Sign up for the calendar reminders of all the events here.