Last year I participated in the 2019 Tough Ruck. I had a blast, and it's by far the most strenuous thing I've done to date. I clocked in at 7:12:03 with >40 lbs in the heavyweight military/first-responders division. Best part of those 7 hours was having a kid from a family who had lost someone put the medal around my neck at the end. It's the most supportive event I've ever been a part of and I intend to do it for all four years of college, and time permitting, long after I graduate.
Last year I raised around $700, with an initial goal of $450. This year I want to raise at least $1500. With 1,000 bibs for the event and each individual raising at least $450 with a base fee of $125 each, this event brings in well over half a million dollars for military families in need. Even if I don't raise my goal, it will come out of my own pocket when the clock hits 12 on March 31st, 2020.
This really is a great event that supports so many, and I ask of as many people as possible to help me meet my goal. I'll be doing it alongside a bunch of friends, making the 7-odd hours go quicker, hopefully I can find something better than a 5 hour audiobook of The Handmaid's Tale like last year.
Here's the link to all the photos I could find from last year: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1l3A3vI8-ZYIiyzSe07gRfbBoP3mCHYBY?usp=sharing
Tough Ruck 26.2 is group of military and civilians whose sole purpose is to Ruck in honor and in memory of our Fallen Service Members, Police, Firefighters and EMTs, while raising funds to support military families in times of need. We will walk a 26.2 mile certified course with our Rucks and carry the names of our Fallen comrades with us.
On April 15, 2013, the Tough Rucker were at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and joined the first responders to help those that were injured by the horrific blasts. They truly exemplify the best of what our Nation is. Today the Ruck happens the Sunday before Boston Marathon Monday in Concord, Massachusetts on the original trails of the Revolutionary War. Tough Ruck is the only Ruck march partnered with the Boston Marathon and finishers are awarded the official Boston Marathon Medals and receive recognition from the Boston Athletic Association. Military Friends Foundation is the official charity of Tough Ruck.