June Rucking Challenge

Operation Neptune

The Challenge:
Ruck 5 Miles Wet.

Let's do this

June Challenge

While D-Day was an ultimate success for Allied Forces, not everything went as planned and there was much loss.

Operation Neptune was the code name for the naval phase of the Allied Invasion of Normandy during World War II and it focused on amphibious landings at 5 main beaches, each facing their own difficulties. 

At Omaha beach, one particular tragedy for the first landing crews was after battling rough seas and incoming fire, they were dropped off their boats in too-deep water. Being heavy laden with gear, many of them simply sunk to their death.

This, along with so many other difficulties, caused the Omaha Beach landing to be the most significant loss of Allied lives.

To remember and honor those lives lost, we will “get wet” before heading out on a 5 mile (distance of Omaha Beach) ruck.

For this challenge:

Get Wet:

Use a hose or any body of water to get drenched from head to toe. If that’s too much for you, grab a water bottle and douse yourself.

Note: Going into a body of water with your ruck on can be dangerous and, in most cases, not recommended.


After getting wet, find some sand and roll around in it.

Ruck Clubs

Do the challenge as a group. Nothing bonds a group like hosing each other down.
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