"We ruck for those who cannot"
I am very excited, and proud, to say that this will be my very first year taking part in the Tough Ruck 26.2 event. I know that this is going to be one of my biggest challenges, and it is going to take me a lot of dedication, hard work and training to prepare for this, but it is nothing compared to the unimaginable sacrifices made by the men and women who serve our country and our communities...past, present, and future. It is because of their sacrifices that I have decided to take part in this event as a way to show my eternal gratitude for all that they do.
If you would like me to walk in memory of someone you know (military, police, firefighters, EMS), please contact me. Their name will be written on a ribbon, and attached to my backpack which will be carried with me on event day. It would be a great honor to carry the names of some of our Fallen Heroes for the 26.2 miles and across that finish line.
What is Tough Ruck?
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.
Proceeds will be going to the Military Friends Foundation, an organization whose mission is to help our military and first responders, as well as their families, during times of need. They organize events such as feeding homeless veterans, toy drives around the holidays for the children of military and first responder families, donate back to school supplies to the children, and so much more. It’s an amazing organization that serves those who serve for our country and communities. You can find out more by checking out their website or Facebook page—
Thank you all for your support and donations!