April Rucking Challenge

Bataan 65

The Challenge:
Ruck 65, 6x5, or 6.5 miles

Let's do this

April Challenge

The Bataan Death March began on April 9, 1942. After surrendering at the Battle of Bataan, somewhere between 60,000-80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war were forced to march through the Philippines, following a 65 miles long journey in which untold numbers were brutalized, died, or were killed.

This April we will remember and honor these lost soldiers, and all that suffered through this horrible experience, by rucking a derivative of the 65 miles based on your current rucking abilities. 

Options for this challenge


Rucker 6.5 Miles.


Ruck 6 miles 5 times during the month.


Ruck 65 miles this month.

Ruck Clubs

While individual members can chose the challenge that is appropriate for them, we encourage you to schedule one 6.5 miles ruck this month.
(Bulk pricing is available. Email ryan@ruckingchallenges.com for info)

April Patch

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Got Questions?


What is Rucking?
Rucking is simply walking with a weighted backpack. If you'd like to learn more, here is an entire site devoted to the sport of rucking.

1. Why should I do this challenge?
Because doing hard things and earning patches is awesome.

2. What happens if I don't complete the challenge?
Well... nothing. You still get the patch. But, come on. It is gonna be awesome.

3. Why is the subscription price lower than the single entry price?
Because, we want you to sign up for the subscription.

4. I'm not sure I want to subscribe. What if next month's challenge is too hard or the patch isn't as cool?
We are designing challenges that can accommodate all level of ruckers. You can see our past events to get an idea of what we offer.

5. What if my Ruck Club wants to do this challenge?
Cool! If you want to make a bulk order, email us (see Q8).

6. Who is running this thing?
Rucking Challenges is part of The Rucking Collective, LLC. But, if you're asking about the human behind it, my name is Ryan. My email is in question 8 if you wanna ask me anything.

7. How do I cancel or update a subscription?
Email me at the address in question 8 and we will cancel your subscription ASAP.

8. I have more questions, need to update my shipping/billing address, want ice cream, or need to end my subscription. What should I do?
Email ryan@ruckingchallenges.com.

9. What do I do now?
Click the button below and sign up.

10. When do I get my patch?
It should be in your mailbox in early April or within 6 business days after you order (if you order in April). Time may be longer for international customers.

11. What about International folks?
We ship patches internationally at no additional cost. It just takes a while for them to get there.