Hello everyone! It is that time of year again. Last April, I participated in the Tough Ruck Marathon, and I have signed up again for 2019. This year, however it is much more personal. The purpose of this Marathon is to honor fallen first responders and servicemen. Within the past year, I have lost two partners, one from natural causes, and the other from suicide. Alan Merchant and Isaac Greenlaw respectively. I will be walking for them this year.
Tough Ruck 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 course with our Rucks and carry the names of our Fallen comrades with us.
On April 15, 2013, the Tough Ruck members 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 Saturday before Boston Marathon Monday in Concord, Massachusetts on the original trails of the Revolutionary War. Tough Ruck is the only Ruck partnered with the Boston Marathon and finishers are awarded the official Boston Marathon Medals and receive recognition from the Boston Athletic Association.