September Rucking Challenge

9/11 Memorial Ruck

The Challenge:
Ruck 1 mile
Ruck up 3960 stairs (220 stories)
Ruck 4 miles

Let's do this

September Challenge

This month we remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001. We'll ruck 1 mile representing the distance around the pentagon. The 3960 stairs equal the 110 stories in each of the twin towers. The 4 miles remember the 4th plane lost in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

Serious Rucker: Do it all in one ruck.
All Other Ruckers: Split up the rucks as needed.

Rucker's Choice.

September Patch

About the patch:

This patch is designed to cause quiet reflection on the loss of life at the pentagon (the patch’s shape), the twin towers (in the top portion), and the field in Pennsylvania (the white field in the bottom).

We purposely left off any wording or branding from the patch so that when people see it, it causes them to simply pause and reflect.

We hope that as you wear this patch you will remember the ruck you did to earn it, but more importantly that you will remember those we lost and those they left behind. 

Patch design by Jason Hendrickson.
This patch will be PVC.

September Sponsor

This month’s challenge is sponsored by Ruck Customs.

Ruck Customs specializes in creating custom rigid frame sheets to add stability to your ruck while carrying ruck weight. Check them out!

Win Schwag

As sponsor Ruck Customs  is giving away some sweet gear.

Three random participants will win:

 Free Frame Sheet + Patch Bundle.

*excludes ballistic paneling*

Choose your own adventure

$12 - Single Entry

$10 - Subscription



Single Entry


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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 do the entire challenge in one go?
No. It can be broken up into multiple rucks if needed.

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. You can see our past events to get an idea of what we offer.

6. Is Ruck Customs sponsoring this challenge?
Yes. Show them some love and visit their website.

7. Who is running this thing?
My name is Ryan. I run Ruck.Beer, Ruck.Training, and 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

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 in early September or within 5 business days after you order (if you order in September). Time may be longer for international customers.

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.