August Rucking Challenge

Beat The Heat

The Challenge:
Ruck 4 miles before the sun rises (or after it sets).

Let's do this

August Challenge

The dog days of Summer are upon us. As the temperatures rise, it gets harder and harder to get on your ruck and go put in the miles.

To solve the problem, this month’s challenge is to ruck 4 miles before the sun (and temperature) rises.

If early mornings aren’t your thing, that’s ok. There is an option to beat the heat by getting your 4 miles after the sun (and temperature) goes down.

BE CAREFUL – Of course, we recommend you take extra caution when rucking in the dark. Wear bright clothes, use headlamps or flashlights, and stick to well lit areas if you’re in an urban environment. And, always double check when crossing the road.

For this challenge:


Ruckers Choice


All: 4 miles

Ruck Clubs

Do the challenge as a group. If going for the morning option, end the ruck with breakfast for an extra good time. If evening, start with a light dinner or a fun spot to meet before the sun sets.

(Bulk pricing is available. Email for info)

August Patch

Choose your own adventure

$12 - Single Entry

$10 - Subscription



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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?

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 near the start of the month or within 6 business days after you order (if you during the month of the challenge). 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.