May #RuckingChallenge: Honoring Service
If there is a nobler calling than to serve others – your loved ones, your community, our nation – we’ve not yet found it, nor do we expect to. This month's #RuckingChallenge honors those who serve: Firefighters, Teachers, Law Enforcement Officers, EMS, & Military members. Each week we are honoring a different group that serves with a specific workout. Complete the 5 workouts anytime throughout the month to earn your free patch.
HOW IT WORKS
Sign up for Tips & Updates in Your Inbox
Participating in the #RuckingChallenge and the patch you earn upon completion is FREE. Sign up to get e-mail updates throughout the challenge and invite some friends to join you by entering their e-mail!
Do the Workouts
Starting May 1, you have the entire month to complete the 5 workouts. You choose the weight. Don’t forget to tag all your social media posts with #RuckingChallenge so we can keep up with all the action.
Previous Monthly Challenges
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. Still need claim your patch? Order here through May 8.
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. Claiming your patch at the end of the challenge is completely FREE, but you'll know if you didn't finish and that's no way to start 2019.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you taken care of.