This is the patch from the first GORUCK Challenge that I ever did. Notice how it was their old logo (basically the Tough Mudder logo minus the person and adding their branding.) This was by far the toughest patch for me to earn as I had no idea what to expect going into the event. After I received it I wore it on my GR1 daily and it appears that I may have spilt something on it. Now it can usually be found hiding out with the rest of my patches in my binder so that it will stay safe. I feel very lucky to have earned one of these before they switched over to their new tough patch and feel like I hold a piece of GORUCK history when I look at it.
Honestly I’m glad that GORUCK switched away from their Tough Mudder style branding into their own logo as I feel it better resembles the company. Either way it’s still fun to look back at this and remember Brian “Fire God” barking orders at us as we attempt to figure out just what the hell we’re supposed to be doing. I hope to run into him again at a future challenge as he was a great cadre to have.