Ruck Events

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Rucking events are a great way to keep the motivation going and meet new people in your community! Whether you’re looking for a new challenge, or are rucking to pay respect for our soldiers, check out our comprehensive list of rucking events to find the closest one near you.

Rucking events are different, while a lot of them are hosted by GoRuck, the things you’ll do may vary. Some rucks is strictly focused on getting from point A to point B, while others include other activities in your ruck. Learn more about each event.

Learn more about the rucking events in 2023:

Rucking Events in March 2023

Rucking Events in April 2023

Rucking Events in May 2023

Rucking Events in June 2023

How Long Are GoRuck & Rucking Events

GoRuck events can range from 3 hours to more than 24 hours. This all depends on the type of rucking event or challenge you choose to participate in. Here’s a quick breakdown of how long you can expect to ruck for in GoRuck events:

GoRuck Challenge Event

Challenge TypeApproximate Duration
Light4 Hours
Tough10 – 12 Hours
Heavy24+ Hours

GoRuck Star Course Event

Challenge TypeApproximate Duration
5 km1 Hour
10 km2 Hours
15 km3 Hours

How Many People In GoRuck Event?

Each class or event is about 30 people. However, with the current climate and the ongoing pandemic, GoRuck and other organization are practicing social distancing and other measures to ensure safety which may change the typical amount of people in a class.

If you’re looking for toughest ruck march event known to man, check out our guide on the Norwegian ruck march. We’ll be sure to add any of those ruck march events here should we come across one.

If you’re looking for something more casual, you may want to look into joining a ruck club, they’re not always involved with rucking events and they’re more local. Find a ruck club near you and find out how to join one.

Recommended Gear for Most Ruck Events

We’ve outlined a complete list of Rucking gear to help you get through solo and ruck events, but here’s a quick breakdown:

If you’re joining a ruck event as a form of training for ruck marching in the military, check out the ruck march packing list to get an idea of what is typically packed in a military ruck march.

Looking to list your rucking event with us? Contact us at [email protected]

Rucking Events in March 2023

Event NameDateLocationTimeEvent Information
GORUCK Basic Challenge10/03/2023Savannah, GA6:00PMGORUCK
J&J Race & Trail Running
10/03/2023Rocksprings, TX6:00pmTejas Trails
Star Course – 12 Miler11/03/2023Savannah, GA6:00AMGORUCK
Star Course – 262 Miler11/03/2023Savannah, GA6:00AMGORUCK
GORUCK Heavy Challenge17/03/2023Fayetteville, NC6:00PMGORUCK
Until Valhalla Ruck March18/03/2023Gulport, MS12:01PMAllevents
Rufus HDT Knockout18/03/2023Indianapolis, IN7:00AMCRRC
GORUCK Tough Challenge18/03/2023Fayetteville, NC10:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Basic Challenge19/03/2023Fayetteville, NC1:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Tough Challenge31/03/2023Cincinnati, OH9:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Tough Challenge31/03/2023New York, NY9:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Tough Challenge31/03/2023Philadelphia, PA9:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Tough Challenge31/03/2023San Diego, CA6:00AMGORUCK

Rucking Events in April 2023

Event NameDateLocationTimeEvent Information
Hells Hills Trail Race01/04/2023Smithville, TX6;30AMTejas Trails
GORUCK Basic Challenge01/04/2023Cincinnati OH2:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Basic Challenge01/04/2023New York, NY2:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Basic Challenge01/04/2023Philadelphia, PA2:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Basic Challenge01/04/2023San Diego, CA2:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Light Challenge02/04/2023Cincinnati, OH8:00AMGORUCK
GORUCK Light Challenge02/04/2023New York, NY8:00AMGORUCK
GORUCK Light Challenge02/04/2023Philadelphia, PA8:00AMGORUCK
GORUCK Light Challenge02/04/2023San Diego, CA8:00AMGORUCK
Eagleton Trail Challenge08/04/2023Lock Haven, PA9:00AMEagleton
Star Course – 50 Miler28/04/2023Rockford, IL9:00PMGORUCK
Star Course – 12 Miler29/04/2023Rockford, IL6:00AMGORUCK
Star Course – 26.2 Miler29/04/2023Rockford, IL6:00AMGORUCK

Rucking Events in May 2023

Event NameDateLocationTimeEvent Information
GORUCK Light Challenge05/05/2023Atlanta, GA6:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Light Challenge05/05/2023Columbus, OH6:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Light Challenge05/05/2023Indianapolis, IN6:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Light Challenge05/05/2023Seattle, WA6:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Light Challenge06/05/2023Atlanta, GA8:00AMGORUCK
Star Course – 50 Miler06/05/2023Washington, DC9:00PMGORUCK
Spider Mountain Trail Race13/05/2023Burnet, TX4:00PMTejas Trails
Star Course – 12 Miler19/05/2023Washington, DC9:00PMGORUCK
Star Course – 26.2 Miler20/05/2023Washington, DC6:00AMGORUCK
GORUCK Tough Challenge26/05/2023San Diego, CA6:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Tough Challenge26/05/2023Naperville, IL6:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Tough Challenge26/05/2023Hartford, CT6:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Tough Challenge26/05/2023Virginia Beach, VA6:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Basic Challenge27/05/2023Naperville, IL11:00AMGORUCK
Star Course – 12 Miler28/05/2023Hartford, CT7:00AMGORUCK
Star Course – 12 Miler28/05/2023Naperville, IL7:00AMGORUCK
Star Course – 12 Miler28/05/2023San Diego, CA7:00AMGORUCK
Star Course – 12 Miler28/05/2023Virginia Beach, VA7:00AMGORUCK

Rucking Events in June 2023

Event NameDateLocationTimeEvent Information
Star Course – 12 Miler02/06/2023Normandy, France6:00AMGORUCK
Star Course – 12 Miler02/06/2023Toronto, ON6:00AMGORUCK
Star Course – 26.2 Miler02/06/2023Normandy, France6:00AMGORUCK
Star Course – 26.2 Miler02/06/2023Toronto, ON6:00AMGORUCK
GORUCK Tough Challenge02/06/2023Memphis, TN6:00AMGORUCK
GORUCK Tough Challenge02/06/2023Tacoma, WA6:00AMGORUCK
GORUCK Tough Challenge02/06/2023Wilmington, NC6:00AMGORUCK
GORUCK Tough Challenge02/06/2023Jacksonville Beach, FL6:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Tough Challenge03/06/2023Boston, MA6:00AMGORUCK
GORUCK Tough Challenge03/06/2023Memphis, TN6:00PMGORUCK
GORUCK Tough Challenge03/06/2023Normandy, France6:00AMGORUCK
GORUCK Tough Challenge03/06/2023Tacoma, WA6:00AMGORUCK