Rucking For Green Beret Foundation Fundraiser
Army Special Forces, also known as the Green Berets, are deployed to more than 100 countries at any given time, and remain constantly engaged in conflicts across the globe. Not just Iraq, or Afghanistan, or Syria -- all the conflicts you’ve never heard about, too.
Sometimes too often, Green Berets pay the ultimate sacrifice. Most recently, on October 4, 2017, 4 soldiers from 3rd Special Forces Group were killed in an ambush in Niger, Africa. Since 9/11, 173 Green Berets have fallen serving America.
Being a Green Beret is a risky and dangerous job done by highly trained professionals who are willing to sacrifice their lives for their country and for the men to their left and right. The Green Beret Foundation fills the support gaps for Special Forces soldiers and their families, in their times of greatest need. We at GORUCK are proud and honored to support the GBF, and have since our founding. Our founder Jason McCarthy is a former Green Beret and serves on the GBF Board of Directors. Our President Blayne Smith is also a former Green Beret, and over 75 Green Berets lead GORUCK Events.
This rucking virtual fundraiser supports the Green Beret Foundation and gets you out rucking, which is the foundation of Special Forces training. Pick your distance and do the work. Win win.
HOW IT WORKS
PATCHES WERE PRE-PURCHASED THROUGH NOVEMBER 15
Donation amounts were based on the distance pledged to ruck: 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2, 50 miles, 75 miles, and 100 miles.
COMPLETE YOUR PLEDGED MILES
You choose the weight (we recommend 20-30 lbs.) and complete the distance whenever you want (you’re on the honor system). Don’t forget to tag all your social media posts with #RuckingForGBF so we can keep up with all the action.
GET YOUR GEAR
The beginning of December you will be rewarded for completing your miles and all patches and tees will be shipped. Shipping and handling fees for patches cover overhead and the cost of the patch in addition to shipping.
The Green Beret Foundation Mission
The Green Beret Foundation serves the Army’s Special Forces, our nation’s most elite soldiers, by connecting them with the resources they need to succeed in the mission ahead.
We believe Green Berets are our nation’s greatest assets. Every day, we honor our commitment to Green Berets past and present, as well as their families, by connecting them with the right resources to prosper and thrive. Because when these soldiers meet powerful opportunities, our nation’s most elite soldiers become our nation’s best leaders.
100% of donations made to the Green Beret Foundation will pass through Java Forever, GORUCK’s 501(c)(3) non-profit. GORUCK will publish the donation amount upon completion of this virtual fundraiser.