After speaking with Fergus (the head of TRVLSQD) it has come to my attention that GORUCK is giving us (the PNW) the green light for a GORUCK Heavy in March. This doesn’t sound too impressive or insane except for the following set of facts… it starts on Thursday (March 27th) at 6 pm and ends on Friday around 6 pm. Friday, March 28th, at 9 pm (just 3 hours after Heavy ends) a GORUCK Challenge will be kicking off in Seattle. On March 29th, the following day, there will be a GORUCK Light in Seattle starting at 2 pm. You heard that right… people will be attempting the GORUCK Trifecta in one sitting.
Let’s put this in a list so that you can see and understand it better.
- March 27th, 6 pm: GORUCK Heavy starts
- March 28th, 9 pm: GORUCK Challenge starts
- March 29th, 2 pm: GORUCK Light starts
From the knowledge I’ve been given GORUCK will be hosting the Heavy as a non-custom event that will not sell out. I believe it will hit the official GORUCK events page in a few weeks time. That means if you’re thinking of flying in for this madness start looking at plane tickets and buy when they release the event officially.
As all of us know Selection is the hardest individual event that GORUCK offers. What TRVLSQD is looking to do is host the hardest team event possible. This idea was presented to Jason when he came to visit us and I’m very excited to see it actually happening. I’ll leave the following quote here for your reading pleasure… this is not an event to miss.
This will be a HEAVY in winter, so make no mistake about it, it is going to be a serious undertaking. The agreed upon HEAVY location – our beloved Cascades, the Snoqualmie area, the hallowed grounds of SELECTION 008. Bert and I agree – it will be a TEST. From the mountains, the GRC & Light will then pick-up in downtown Seattle. There will be ample time to leave the mountains and be in town for the GRC & then Light. I’ll be coordinating with GRHQ in the design of an entirely new patch that will only be available to anyone that can complete all three events in the same weekend. There may be a “new” ceremony or tradition regarding the “patching” of these folks. SELECTION is THE EVENT for an individual, we are creating a “NEW” Category regarding TEAM MEMBER Achievement, reaching the pinnacle of TEAM Events. – Fergus
If you would like to read more on this event you can check out the post written by Fergus for the TRVLSQD website. If this is something that interests please post in the comments with a valid email address and I’ll send out some updates as I receive them.