School of Ruck | AUG 31

Free event! Registration required. Register here!

Why: School of Ruck has two meanings:

  1. Ruck School: Opportunity to get people, including children, involved in the rucking community.

  2. Bring school supplies and a backpack to be donated to children in need.

What: Free family friendly team-paced 6K ruck. Start as a team, finish as a team (Training for the main Ruck ‘N’ Run event)

When: August 31, 2019 | Showtime: 8:30 am. Step off: 9am.

Where: Three options...

  1. Springfield, MO - Galloway Trails- Meet at the Pershing elementary school parking lot.

  2. Washington, DC - From the U.S. Capitol to the Washington Monument and back, twice.

  3. Shadow - Compete where you choose.

Who: Open to all.

Springfield location: At the halfway point, we will be at a park. The children can take a break and play. Adults can knock out a work out describe below.

Additional info:

5th Annual Ruck ‘N Run

  • Don’t forget to register for our 5th annual Ruck ‘N’ Run event in November.

  • Register here for the 5th annual.

In Their Honor Fund

  • Please consider donating to help us grow our "In Their Honor" fund. (Donate here)

  • The “In Their Honor” fund will provide assistance to families when a U.S. Service Member passes away.This can help offset the cost of food, lodging, transportation, and other unforeseen incurred expenses.

***Please invite people through Facebook here.***

  • Springfield, MO Route: Start at Pershing School parking lot near the Galloway Trail head. Then ruck the Galloway/Greenway Trail for 2 miles or until we arrive to Sequiota Park. Break, knock out a workout, children play on the playground and ruck back.

  • Washington, DC Route: National Mall - Showtime: 8:30 am. Step off: 9am. We’ll walk as a team from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln and back, twice.

  • Shadow: You choose.

Completion: Start as a team, finish as a team. Once we have completed the ruck let’s meet at…

  • Springfield, MO: Andy’s ice cream on S. Glenstone south of IHOP

  • Washington, DC: TBD

Cost: Free!

This is a free event but registration is required. After you register, please click on the cart and check out. Just leave the credit card info blank. Donations will go towards the Ruck 'N' Run "In Their Honor" fund to help families of Service Members that pass away. We'll also have t-shirts available for purchase, which will also help with the "In Their Honor" fund.

Make sure to share this event with Veterans and Veteran organizations. Spread the word!

Gear: Available for purchase here.

Where to meet:

  1. Springfield, MO: Pershing School parking lot.

  2. Washington, DC: Far east side of the U.S. Capitol (the level above the visitor center)

  3. Shadow: Gather you team and compete where you live!

Overall Distance: 6K OR 4 miles

Ruck weight: Please note, your ruck weight is your preference, choose what feels more comfortable. Easiest 20lbs, moderate 35lbs, advance 45lbs, elite 50lbs+

Exercises: Half way we will take an exercise break

Adults : knock out 25 of each; push-ups, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, squats and burpees.

Children: play on play ground

Fitness level: Novice

What to bring: Must bring your own rucksack,backpack or weighted vest, weight, nourishment, hydration, motivation, and a positive, good attitude. Teamwork!

Children: Kid friendly

Pets: Only Official Service Dogs are welcomed.

If you bring your pet, please make sure your dog is well-behaved and safe around strangers. Bring water and nourishment for your dog. Be mindful, respectful of any waste your dog may leave. In other words, clean up after your dog please. Must be on leash.

Venue: Please be sure to respect and follow all rules, policies and regulations of the venues or areas we ruck and/or pass through.

Safety: You’re encouraged to bring your own first aid kit. There is no designated medical personnel. Communication is by cell phone. Ruck 417, club participants, and Ruck ‘N’ Run are not liable to any injuries, illnesses, and/or causes of death. There is no lifeguard on duty, meaning, each participant is responsible for their own well-being. In the event of a medical issue, we will do our best to assist with seeking professional help. This is not a closed course. Be mindful of traffic and the general public.

Media Release: We take group photos and videos of our events. If you do not wish to be in any media format, please let us know, prior to the event.

Ruck 417: If you live in the 417 area and you haven't joined the Ruck 417 Facebook group, be sure to do so. This is a great way to stay up to date, and learn some more about rucking. Click here.

Ruck 'N' Run: If you haven't heard of Ruck 'N' Run, check out our Mission and our Videos. We’re doing some amazing things with our Veteran community and honoring those that serve(d).

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John Medvec