November Hard Hitter Rucking Challenge
GORUCK is excited to team up with Green Beret Foundation for our November Hard Hitters #RuckingChallenge. The Green Beret Foundation provides direct and continuous support to the Green Beret Community and its families. They facilitate the transition of Green Berets and their families whether that transition is from wounds sustained in combat, illness, injury or from numerous deployments and/or retirement.
Join us in supporting them by pledging miles and participating in our interactive rucking challenge. Choose from 4 levels: 10 miles, 25 miles + 1 Workout, 50 miles + 2 Workouts, & 100 Miles + 3 Workouts. The three hero WOD’s in this challenge are The Will Buddy Battle, 300, and the Robbie Miller. These are the same three that participants of the Hard Hitter event in Greenville, SC will execute. So if you can’t be there in person, the monthly rucking challenge is a great way to get a taste of the event!
+ 1 Workout
+ 2 Workouts
GOLD - EARN A PATCH & TEE
100 miles + 3 Workouts + Tee
How it Works
Pledge Miles by Ordering Your Patch
Pick from the 4 options and order your patch. Your donation amount is based on the number of miles & workouts you want to do.
Ruck Your Miles
Starting November 1, you're on the honor system to complete the miles. If you're new to rucking we recommend start with 20 lbs.
Get Your Patch
Once the challenge has ended in November, you will be rewarded for all your hard work. Patches will ship out during the month of December. We will be in touch once they ship out.
The 3 Hero WODs
The level that you choose, determines the number of workouts you will need to complete. Hit the button below to download your workout guide and learn more about the three workouts: The Will Buddy Battle WOD, 300 WOD and the Robbie Miller WOD.
About Green Beret Foundation
Casualty Support: When one of our brothers is injured in the line of duty, we send him and his family a $2,500 check and essential gear for a temporary hospital stay that is packed in a Special Forces-grade, durable, and versatile GORUCK GR1 backpack. These packs are generously donated by the GORUCK team.
Extended Support: The long-term health of a Green Beret’s mind, body, spirit, and family are of the utmost importance to the Foundation. We supplement the care that Veterans Affairs (VA) provides to ensure total wellness for the individual and his family.
Family Support: We know that one of the most important ways we can honor and assist our warriors is by giving their families a welcoming, supporting community. Gold Star and Surviving Families: The Green Beret Foundation considers our own Gold Star and Surviving Families to be some of the most important groups in our community. We have a duty to remain in close contact with those who have lost their Green Beret.
Our Gold Star and Surviving Family support includes: payment of funeral costs not covered by the military, continuous engagement with the families to identify gaps in resources, maintaining a close connection with the families, and ultimately fostering a lifelong bond to build a stronger Green Beret Family.
Steel Mags: The Steel Mags is an exclusive group and program provided by the Green Beret Foundation. They are the Quiet Professionals behind the Quiet Professionals. The group consists of Green Beret wives, sisters, mothers, and daughters who have faced challenges and adversity head on while continuing to demonstrate the warrior ethos and implementing it into their daily lives to continue to support their families and their Green Berets. Steel Mags serve to build each other up, force multiply their efforts to impact their local communities, extend a hand in times of need and innovate in their focus of the care and devotion for their Green Berets and each other.
Scholarships: We provide three scholarships for qualified children and dependents of Green Berets, DOL1 / DOL2 / DOL3 Scholarships – for the children or dependents of non-commissioned officers, warrant officers, and commissioned officers (respectively).
Transition Support: We can provide a focused, relevant, collaborative, and secure environment to guide Green Berets in transitioning. The Next Ridgeline program provides current and former U.S. Army Green Berets who are transitioning the tools and resources they need to be successful — while the OASIS Program provides Green Berets with a professional analysis of their disability claims in pursuit of Veterans Affairs benefits.
Previous Monthly Challenges
Previous Monthly Challenges
October: Marching for Veterans
We teamed up with United War Veteran’s Council to honor and support America’s veterans. You can still earn your patch through 11/11/19. Learn more here.
September: Ruck Your Colors
We teamed up with Team RWB to ruck miles to contribute to their mission of enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
August: Guerrilla Ops
The August #RuckingChallenge recognized the Green Berets who operated in the jungles, mountains and rice paddies of Vietnam.
July: Honoring Our Warriors
We teamed up with the Navy SEAL Foundation for the July Rucking Challenge to contribute to their mission to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families.
June: Return to Normandy
June's #RuckingChallenge honored America’s Greatest Generation, our most celebrated heroes from D-Day in Normandy. We partnered with the Best Defense Foundation to help these heroes return to the beaches of Normandy for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.
May: Honoring Service
May's #RuckingChallenge honored those who serve: Firefighters, Teachers, Law Enforcement Officers, EMS, & Military members. Each week we honored a different group that serves with a specific workout.
April: Lucky Number 7
Who doesn’t love the number 7? The April challenge was to complete 7 PT workouts by the end of the month.
March: Ruck Your Dog
March was the Ruck Your Dog Virtual Fundraiser benefiting Pets for Patriots. Ruck Your Dog is about getting some quality miles under a ruck with one of your best friends in the world.
February's challenge was 1 mile per day, for all 28 days straight. Hide the Miles. Each week, you had to add more weight (you pick) to your rucksack.
January: Resolution Ruck
We started with year off strong with the challenge to do 50 miles in 15 days. Almost 6,000 Ruckers completed the challenge for a total of 30,000 miles. Check out photos from #RESOLUTIONRUCK.
WHAT IS RUCKING?
RUCK•ING [VERB] Walking with a weighted rucksack (aka backpack). Rucking implies action, energy, and purpose. Rucking is the foundation of Special Forces training and can be done at any weight. Learn more about rucking here.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RUCK?
A virtual ruck is a rucking event that you do on your own time, at your own pace, anywhere you want. We recommend you find some friends or a local Ruck Club to share your miles with.
WHAT DO I NEED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE?
You only need 3 things to start rucking: a ruck aka backpack, some water, and your weight. When in doubt, start with 20 lbs. It’s better with friends and dogs and you can do it anywhere with anyone no matter their ability, or yours.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Participating in the #RuckingChallenge and the patch you earn upon completion is FREE.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T FINISH MY MILES?
You're on the honor system so that part's up to you.
WHAT’S A RUCK CLUB?
The mission of GORUCK Ruck Clubs is to inspire, promote, and support rucking and strengthen communities through rucking. A club in your area may be anything from a gym to a local crew, but all with the same goal - smiles and miles. Find your local Ruck Club here.
WHAT’S A CADRE?
GORUCK Cadre are rucking experts. They are all decorated combat Veterans of Special Operations who have served America, and Americans, honorably across the globe. Rucking is the foundation of Special Forces training and Green Berets are well versed in shouldering heavy rucks through cities, mountains, jungles and deserts, in war and in peace -- alone when they must, together whenever possible.
WHAT IF I'VE GOT MORE QUESTIONS?
No problem. Send us a note at email@example.com and we'll get you taken care of.