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.
This year our team consists of some awesome people!
Christina Rowland: This will be my fourth Tough Ruck and I am thrilled to have my siblings and friends join me on what will be the ten year anniversary of losing my brother OSSN James "Jimmy" Pesente, United states Navy. I am passionate about the Military Friends Foundation becase they provide support to Military Families in their times of greatest need.
Royal Rowland: This will be Royal's third Tough Ruck! He sat last year out due to an injury but is ready to put on his pack and Ruck 26.2 for the Fallent agian this year!
Emily Mulla: Emily is a mom, wife and nurse living outside Boston. She feels strongly about mental health awareness especially for our first responders and military. She has always been active and into movement but these 26.2 miles will be a new challenge that she is excited to take on.