Dear Friends and Family,
As a spouse of an Army veteran who serve two tours overseas, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, organizations who seek to improve veteran's lives are near and dear to my heart. Our service members, both military and first responders, give so much to protect their country and fellow Americans and deserve the best treatment for putting their lives on the line for our freedom.
On April 19th, 2020, I will be putting on my 15 pound ruck, and marching 26.2 miles for the men and woman my husband fought alongside, especially those who did not make it home or have since lost their lives. As well as all the other brave service members who gave their lives for the safety of others, we ruck for those who cannot.
All donations will support the Military Friends Foundation, a non-profit organization that help the men and women who serve our country and their families. Through grant programs and community outreach, Military Friends Foundation help those who have experienced hardship due to their service to our country. For more information, visit their website at https://www.militaryfriends.org/.
Thank you for your help in reaching my goal, your donation will help change the lives of military families in need.
- Cristina Allen
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.