July Rucking Challenge

Freedom Ruck

The Challenge:
Ruck 17.76 Miles with an American Flag.

More details below, including a note for our international participants.

Let's do this

July Challenge

Celebrate freedom and independence this July by rucking 17.76 miles while carrying an American Flag.

Flag Details:
Full size flags are recommended, but smaller flags attached to your ruck are also acceptable. If rucking with a group, only one flag is required (though more is better).

International Participants:
We encourage you to ruck with the flag of your country. Freedom is something we believe in and hope it is something that all men and women can enjoy fully.

Serious Rucker: All 17.76 Miles in one ruck. All Other Ruckers: Accumulate 17.76 Miles in as few rucks as possible.

Rucker's Choice.

July Patch

Everyone who signs up gets a patch.

Patch design by Jason Hendrickson.


Blisters Suck! They can stop you dead in your tracks.  They can scuttle a mission. They certainly drain all the fun out of the challenge.  So, don’t get them.  Use what Marines, Army Rangers and Navy SEALs use.  Use FRICTION SHIELD.  Use it during training.  Use it when you ruck, Use it when you break in new equipment.  But just use it.  Because Blisters and Chaffing Sucks!  And FRICTION SHIELD works. Just ask the winners of GORUCK Team Assessment.


Combat Ready Tactical Body Tape is giving away some sweet gear to some randomly selected ruckers. Schwag includes:

2 x FRICTION SHIELD Long-Range Blister Prevention Kits,

2 x BRAVO Kits and a ALPHA Kit, CHARLIE Kit and DELTA Kit

2 x Combat Ready T-shirt

That’s some awesome gear to help you STAY in the FIGHT, and look cool doing it.


Use the code 1776 to get a 17.76% discount on any Combat Ready Tactical Body Tape order from now thru July 31, 2019.

Choose your own adventure

$12 - Single Entry

$10 - Subscription



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Got Questions?


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

2. Do I have to carry a US Flag?
If you're not an American, you can carry the flag of your country. If you are an American, we think you should carry the American flag. Though, it is a "Freedom Ruck" so you can carry any flag you want. I guess that's kinda the point.

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

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

5. I'm not sure I want to subscribe. What if next month's challenge is too hard or the prize isn't as cool?
The more people that sign up and subscribe, the more cool stuff we can give away. And, we are designing challenges that can accommodate all level of ruckers.

6. Is Combat Ready Tactical Body Tape sponsoring this challenge?
Yup. They are sponsoring the July challenge. Show them some love and visit their site.

7. Who is running this thing?
My name is Ryan. I run Ruck.Beer, Ruck.Training, and Rucking.com. I kinda like rucking. My email is in question 9 if you wanna ask me anything.

8. How do I cancel a subscription?
Email me at the address in question 9 and we will cancel your subscription ASAP.

9. I have more questions and/or I want to be a sponsor. What should I do?
Email ryan AT ruckingchallenges.com.

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

11. When do I get my patch?
It should be in your mailbox before the end of July.

12. What about International folks?
We ship patches internationally at no additional cost. If you win any schwag, you may be responsible for shipping cost and/or any associated taxes or fees.