When I participated in this event last year, I was blown away by the support and motivation that was posted throughout the course. There were so many amazing volunteers and businesses who gave their time and supplies to help make this event what it is. The spectators who cheered for hours and made signs for encouragement helped push through those tough last few miles. Finally, The gold star families who handed out medals upon crossing the finish line solidified the saying, “why we ruck”. I am honored to have another opportunity to carry the names of the fallen in support of the Military Friends Foundation. As the spouse of a military officer and police officer, I am grateful that programs like this exist.
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.