Because the difference between a hard target and an easy target … is everything.

12 Patch
GORUCK Constellation
10-12 Hours

GORUCK Constellation trains you to be a hard target and a protector of what you hold dear. This is not an "offensive" event by design. Firearms and combatives training are not part of this event. You and your cell will move throughout the city with a rucksack of supplies and learn what escape and evasion looks and feels like in a time of chaos. Once you see the constellations, you know exactly how to find them no matter where you are. This knowledge makes you a hard target. Upon successful completion, you’ll earn the GORUCK CONSTELLATION patch, which will never be for sale.

24 Patch
24+ Hour Advanced Constellation // Washington, DC - November 4
Alumni Only

The 2016 Constellation schedule will conclude with an Advanced 24+ Hour scenario in and around the greater Washington, DC area. Alumni only means we can get right to the point, faster.You can register at anytime, just ensure that you bring the GORUCK Constellation mindset, and the patch you’ve already earned in 2017, to the start point.




Natural disasters wreak havoc, manmade catastrophes strike terror, and chaos reigns. You’re forced to escape and evade with a ruck on your back, and those dearest to you by your side. The question you have to ask yourself is, are you a hard target … or an easy one?

GORUCK Constellation is a scenario-driven event led by GORUCK’s Special Forces Cadre, all experts in urban survival. You and your small cell will move through a series of tasks and checkpoints–the stars that form the constellations in the urban terrain. You’ll learn how to prepare and plan for chaos and how to connect the dots of your city, on the move. The goal, of course, is to sharpen your mind into the greatest weapon you have.

Because the difference between a hard target and an easy target … is everything.


How It Works

Scenarios are based off of natural and manmade disasters such as hurricanes in Florida, earthquakes in San Francisco, or riots anywhere. There is no "cookie-cutter" Constellation event, and no two are alike.


You will be broken down into cells of no more than 8 members. You can choose your cell or your Cadre will assign you to one at the start. The members of your cell may evolve depending on ground truths at the Cadre’s discretion. Complacency is the enemy.


There are multiple instruction modules taught by your Cadre, all done in the field. This is not death by powerpoint, this is essential how-to knowledge of skills that may save your life and the lives of those you love, on a day not of your choosing.


Following Cadre Instruction Modules, your cell will execute a series of tasks as outlined by the Cadre to ensure that you "get it." You learn best by doing, not just listening. So you’ll do and do some more.


The Cadre rotate from cell to cell, checkpoint to checkpoint, and provide feedback on the go. Any/all questions welcomed. If necessary, the Cadre will shadow you and your cell until you “get it.”


Your Cadre’s job is to instruct and provide feedback to any and all who show up. You will operate autonomously, as a cell, for much of the event. More effort on your part leads to more lessons, same as with everything in life. All local laws are in effect at all times.


Moderate/Low. This is a 10-12 hour “gentleman’s course” with a rucking component. No push-ups, no logs. You will be on the move throughout, each task further sharpening your mind. You move at your own pace, via various methods.


The required packing list is minimal. You can customize your ruck according to your personal survival needs.