GORUCK offers many different styles of events each unique with their own challenges. The common ground between them all is that to be truly successful they must be trained for. If you want to jump right into the training here are some quick links to get you started.
GORUCK Challenges are the bread and butter of GORUCK events. These are team-based special operations inspired training classes led by GORUCK selected Cadre. GORUCK considers these events their foundation and you’ll want to take part in at least one to get the true, original GORUCK experience. Previously, these events were known as “Good Livin'” but after some rebranding they are now called GORUCK Challenges and the original “GORUCK Challenge” is now called the GORUCK Tough.
The GORUCK Light is an introduction to the team-based training found in the GORUCK Tough and Heavy. Completing a GORUCK Light is not a pre-requisite to the Tough or Heavy but it will give you a good idea on what to expect in a less grueling environment. If you are currently (or planning on) training for a GORUCK Light then check out the GORUCK Light training page for detailed information.
GORUCK Tough (Formerly Challenge)
The GORUCK Tough is the original GORUCK event and is still considered the standard. It is a team event and never a race. This means that you will be on a team (around 30 people) for the duration of the event. The best classes are those that start and finish together with no drops. If you’re currently training (or planning to train) for this event then make sure to check out the GORUCK Tough training page.
You will need to train hard for the most difficult single team event that GORUCK offers. Curious where to start? The GORUCK Heavy Training page is a great option.
All Day Ruckoff Training Articles
- The GORUCK Weight Requirement
- Ruck Plate: How To Secure GORUCK Ruck Plates
- Bricks: How To Wrap Bricks
- Sandbags: Revised Article Coming Soon
- Learn How to Ruck
GORUCK Selection is the pinnacle of GORUCK events. It is not a team event and is their most difficult challenge to date. If you’re training for Selection (or thinking about it) check out the Selection training page.