Hey y'all. We're a team of ruckers, from Beantown Ruck Club (in Boston) and Rucking nerds (in Philly) coming together to do something bigger than all of us.
To me (Alex), rucking was never about the activity (though I really adore it). It was about the community. The people I get to spend time with, the exciting things we do, and the important causes we get to support through our rucking. And this Tough Ruck is a perfect example of all three.
For those who know me - I'm a cop's kid, a military sister and granddaughter; and supporting first responders runs through my blood. I'll be rucking in honor of a list of people, who gave their life doing what they were called to do. And I'm proud to be doing so. If you are called to do so, please support me in this endeavor!
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.