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The Tough Ruck is the way I choose to honor the 344 FDNY & NYFP that were killed on September 11th while rescuing vicitims of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, as well as the 216 who have succumbed to 9/11 related illnesses .
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. Personally, I carry a retired Firefighter's SCBA (breathing apparatus) with the 344 FDNY & NYFP that were killed on Septemeber 11 2001 and the 216 that have died from Ground Zero Related Illness! There were over 3,000 killed on 9/11 but these Firefighters were my brothers!
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.