Why am I doing this you ask? I am doing it for those who cannot. I wish to honor those who have sacrificed their lives - Service Members and First Responders - so that we may be safe. Me walking 26.2 miles with a Ruck is nothing compared to what they have given and compared to what their families have given. It is the least I can do and it is such a small way to say thank you.
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 Sunday 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.