In 2018 GORUCK decided to partner with the Travis Manion Foundation on their 9/11 Heroes Run series. This is both an amazing decision and a huge step for rucking. How is it a huge step for rucking? Their partnership includes adding a rucking division to every single 9/11 Memorial 5k event around the country!
This partnership has been in the works for some time now… Blayne brought it up the last time we interviewed him and GORUCK mentioned it a number of times on their show.
We are still a long ways out from the events but GORUCK has released the patch that you will receive if you take part in and complete the ruck division at the event.
The 5k does conflict with a number of 9/11 GORUCK events being held around the country. It would be amazing if the cadre for those events could work out a way to include the ruck into the GORUCK Tough. You could pretty easily ENDEX right at the start of the Travis Manion event OR have the 5k ruck be the last task the team has to complete and ENDEX at the finish line. Lots of potential ideas here and If that’s something that interests you I’d recommend reaching out to the cadre for your 2018 9/11 GORUCK Tough event… chances are they’ll be receptive to the idea.
If there isn’t a Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run/Ruck in your area then either cross your fingers and hope you get one or reach out to someone at the foundation and see what needs to happen for your city to have one. From their website the events are put on by local volunteers so I’m sure the community could help make that happen.