July Rucking Challenge

Star Spangled Ruck

The Challenge:
Ruck through twilight. Ruck through dawn's early light.

Let's do this

July Challenge

In honor of July 4th, we’re remember all the American flag stands for as we look to it during this Star Spangled Rucking Challenge.

With flag in hand, on your ruck, or at the start/end point, your first ruck will start before sundown and continue through “twilight’s last gleaming.” Your second ruck will begin in the darkness of night and end “by the dawn’s early light.” 

There are two options for this challenge


The rucks are to be completed back-to-back, though you are allowed to sleep between them. That means, go perform the evening ruck, starting before sunset and ending when it gets dark. Go home, get some sleep. The following morning you will wake up while it is still dark and ruck from darkness through sunrise.

The rucks should be performed as one ruck. Start before sunset and continue rucking until sunrise. 

July Patch
-- It Glows! --

Choose your own adventure

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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?
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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?
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10. When do I get my patch?
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11. What about International folks?
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