Light Challenge: New York, NY (Veterans Honor Ruck) 11/09/2019 10:00

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Date & Time

Saturday, November 9, 2019 10:00

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"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
– President John F. Kennedy

Veterans Day is an occasion to honor those who signed a blank check to America. Please join us along with our Veterans Day Parade leadership as we pay tribute to veterans of all generations! This Honor Ruck March is a family-friendly event. Ruck weight is at your discretion (or you can opt to not carry a ruck at all). We will be visiting the following memorials: Start at Madison Square Park to the Vietnam Vets Memorial, WWII Memorial and Korean War Memorial ending at the WTC Reflecting Pools. If you participated in October’s monthly rucking challenge “Marching for Veterans” you can ruck the last 8.5 miles at the Honor Ruck.

2-4 HOURS, 8.5 MILES.


  • A rucksack aka backpack (GR1 or Rucker recommended)
  • Use your event’s Facebook page to meet your class, organize, and coordinate.

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What to Bring

  • A rucksack aka backpack (GR1 or Rucker recommended)
  • Ruck Plate = to your weight requirement
    • If you weigh >150 lbs = 20 lb. Ruck Plate (or equivalent)
    • If you weigh < 150 lbs = 10 lb. Ruck Plate (or equivalent)
  • Hydration Bladder: Source 3L recommended
  • Nalgene bottle (1L) or equivalent (electrolytes recommended)
  • Reflective Ruck Bands (or equivalent) on your ruck
  • First Aid Kit
  • Windbreaker (only if the temperature is expected below 60 ℉)
  • Photo ID and $20 cash just in case
  • As a class, you need one (1) 25 lb. class weight and one American Flag. Use your event’s Facebook page to meet your class, organize training, and coordinate team weight details.
  • Flip-flops (not required) - upon completion of a GORUCK Light, it’s one of the seven great feelings in the world to take your shoes and socks off and put flip flops on. It also makes the hell-yeah-I-earned-my-patch beer taste even better.

Event Cancellation Policy

  • Refunds are not allowed for this event
  • Transferring registration to a different participant is not allowed
  • Store credit in the amount paid for the registration will be issued if requested more than 30 days before the event (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • This event must have a minimum of 30 registered participants no later than 30 days prior to the start date
  • If your event is at risk of being cancelled, you will receive an email 60 days prior to the start date notifying you that your event is at risk

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Specs & Materials
Event Type:
Light Challenge
Location Name:
New York, New York
New York
United States
Registration Status:
Jason, Ricky V