Heavy Challenge: San Antonio, TX (HTL) 11/10/2017 18:00

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Event Overview

Date & Time
Friday, November 10, 2017 18:00
Start Point
Your start point will be posted to this page and emailed to you at least one week before the event date.
HTL Weekend

This Heavy Challenge kicks off an HTL (Heavy, Tough, Light) weekend. Sign up for and complete all three Challenges to earn the coveted HTL patch and enter the pantheon of the most elite endurance athletes in the world.

Veterans Day
Veterans Day
"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 the occasion to honor those who signed a blank check to America. The action to the words “Thank You for your Service” is rucking around your city, learning about Veterans, and performing a Service Action in your community. Cadre and Ruckers are expected to bring a picture and bio of someone who served. Cadre will provide the opportunity for you to tell their story and honor those who have served.
What to Bring
  • A rucksack aka backpack (GR1 or Rucker recommended)
  • Ruck Plate = to your weight requirement
    • If you weigh >150 lbs = 30 lb. Ruck Plate (or equivalent)
    • If you weigh < 150 lbs = 20 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
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • One (1) Climbing Carabiner
  • Windbreaker
  • Dry Bag (or equivalent, such as a contractor bag) with a change of clothes. If you’re really cold, you’ll be really glad you have this. Be sure to bring one (1) pair of extra socks. You’ll carry this Dry Bag in your ruck.
  • Boots (worn) are recommended over sneakers, based on the support you need over all the miles and all the weight. Under no circumstances should you wear Gore-Tex or other “waterproof” boots or socks.
  • Food aka lickies and chewies. Just don’t bring the whole Thanksgiving feast, it’s only 24+ hours.
  • Photo ID and $20 cash just in case
  • As a team, you need one (1) 50 lb. team weight and one American Flag. No wheels will be attached to the team weight and it must be in compliance with Special Forces Rule #1: Always Look Cool. Use your event’s Facebook page to meet your team, organize training, and coordinate team weight details.
  • Flip-flops (not required) - upon completion of a GORUCK Heavy, 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.

Transfers & Refunds
  • Transfers to the same type of event are allowed if completed prior to seven days before the start of the event
  • Refunds are not allowed for this event

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Additional Info
Event Type:
Heavy Challenge
Location Name:
San Antonio, Texas
State:
Texas
Country:
United States
Cadre:
Brad, Roony
Registration Status:
Open