On April 19th for the second year I will be rucking the Boston Marathon with www.toughruck.org !!! I am so excited and honored to be a part of this special event!
This event raises money for the Military Friends Foundation right here in Massachusetts for our fallen service members, police, firefighters, EMTs and our veterans.
For 26.2 miles I will be carrying the names of numerous fallen soldiers who have either died in combat or from the invisible wounds of war after they returned home.
Although I carry their names when I run, they have carried me through the long hard miles of a marathon and of life thinking about their sacrifice.
The rucksacks are weighed at the start and finish line and must weigh between 15 and 35 lbs. I will be carrying 22 lbs representing the 22 veterans a day that commit suicide due to the invisible wounds of war.
Many years ago, a group of veterans were brought into my life that changed the course of my life. Since then, it has been my mission to honor these men through their brothers in service by running. I have run hundreds of miles and raised thousands of dollars for them through running. Please help me to continue to honor these men and their families and help me meet my goal!
Thank you!! XOXO
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 Ruckers 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.