Light Challenge: Tucson, AZ 01/18/2020 14:00

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Date & Time

Saturday, January 18, 2020 14:00
Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge

"Care must be taken in telling our proud tale not to claim for the British Army an undue share what is undoubtedly the greatest American battle of the war, and will, I believe, be regarded as an ever famous American victory."
– Sir Winston Churchill, addressing the House of Commons on January 18, 1945

In late 1944, during the wake of the Allied Forces’ successful D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, it seemed as if the Second World War was all but over. On December 16, with the onset of winter, the German army launched a counteroffensive that was intended to cut through the Allied Forces in a manner that would turn the tide of the war in Hitler’s favor. The battle that ensued is known historically as the Battle of the Bulge, which lasted from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. The courage and fortitude of the American Soldier was tested against great adversity. Nevertheless, the quality of his response ultimately meant the victory of freedom of tyranny. Take the opportunity to honor one of America’s greatest generations that are all but gone. Led by a Special Forces Cadre who will give you a history lesson like no other, this event will evoke the spirit, fortitude, mental, and physical challenges that America’s WWII soldiers endured during the Battle of the Bulge.

4-5 HOURS, 7-10 MILES. LIGHT = FUN ON A TEAM. AVERAGE COMPLETION RATE: 100%

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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SKU:
E015866
Event Type:
Light Challenge
Location Name:
Tucson, Arizona
State:
Arizona
Country:
United States
Registration Status:
Event Concluded
Cadre:
Cody G