Light Challenge: Albuquerque, NM 01/18/2020 14:00

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Date & Time

Saturday, January 18, 2020 14:00
The Great Raid

The Great Raid

"It’s going to be extremely dangerous,” he said. “Some of you might not make it back."
— Lt. Col. Henry Mucci

On January 30, 1945 one of the most daring raids conducted in Pacific theater, during World War II, was executed by the United States Army Rangers along with Filipino Alamo Scouts. The Raid at Cabanatuan, also referred to as The Great Raid, would to this day be marked as one of the most daring raids in the history of the war. The Great Raid liberated more than 500 Allied POW’s from the Cabanatuan Prison Camp. Many of these POW’s were the survivor from the Bataan Death March. The Raid at Cabanatuan also marked some of the intense campaigns that were led by the U.S Army Rangers, most notably the 6th Ranger Battalion who was lead Lt. Col. Henry Mucci.

Come out and learn why the Rangers continued to live and earn their Motto “Rangers Lead The Way,” as well as how this raid set the standard for conducting deep penetration raids, still conducted by today's modern 75th Ranger Regiment soldiers. Your Cadre will provide you an inside experience to a moment in history that will give you a better understanding of what the Greatest Generation endured and what modern Ranger traditions are still practiced today. This event is for everyone military and non-military so come out learn a little history, be physically, and mentally challenged by a combat experienced Special Operation Cadre.


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 on following dates:
    • 6 Months
    • 90 Days
    • 60 Days
    • 45 Days (Final Notice)
  • **GORUCK reserves the right to cancel an event at any time

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Specs & Materials
Event Type:
Light Challenge
Location Name:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
New Mexico
United States
Registration Status:
Event Concluded