Basic: Austin, TX 10/27/2023 18:00

October 27th, 2023 @ 6:00pm CST

Basic: Austin, TX 10/27/2023 18:00
About this event

Date & Time

Friday, October 27, 2023 18:00

Start Point

Your start point will be posted to this page and emailed to you at least one week before the event date.


"You all taste so much better when you’re afraid"
– IT (Stephen King)

Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. On this trick or treating kind of night, if they show up, or in the off chance your Cadre is dressed as the Punisher, choose trick. Costumes required for this Challenge. Don’t worry too much about the ghosts, strength in numbers.


5+ Hours. Lots of PT. Lots of miles. Details not forthcoming.

Pain is the theme of all GORUCK Challenges. Our Special Forces Cadres will ensure it’s pain with purpose by pushing individuals out of their comfort zones and building each class into a team. Train hard and show up ready. It’s worth it.


  • A rucksack aka backpack (Rucker recommended)
  • Ruck Plate = to your weight requirement
    • If you weigh >150 lbs = 30 lb. Ruck Plate
    • If you weigh < 150 lbs = 20 lb. Ruck Plate
  • Hydration Bladder: Source 3L recommended
  • Nalgene bottle (1L) or equivalent (electrolytes recommended)
  • Oral Rehydration Salts (or comparable)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Reflective Ruck Bands (or equivalent) on your ruck
  • First Aid Kit (small)
  • Face Mask (Optional)
  • Gloves (1 pair) Not medical gloves, working gloves
  • Hand Sanitizer/Wipes - 1 bottle Purell, 1 package of baby wipes (or equivalent)
  • Windbreaker (only if the temperature is expected below 60 ℉)
  • Photo ID and $20 cash just in case
  • As a class, you need one (1) 25 lb. class weight and one American Flag. Use your event’s Facebook page to meet your class, organize training, and coordinate team weight details.
  • Flip-flops (not required) - upon completion of a GORUCK Light, it’s one of the seven great feelings in the world to take your shoes and socks off and put flip flops on. It also makes the hell-yeah-I-earned-my-patch beer taste even better. A fresh shirt or jacket can go a long way, too.


  • SRT Training Program
    • So you signed up - now what? Join us for daily workouts written by Cadre DS that are simple, but not easy. All you need is a ruck or sandbag. The SRT programming will get you ready. And your first week is free!
  • Check out our RUCK CLUB map to find people to train with


  • Refunds are permitted for this event if requested at least 30 days prior to the event date.
  • For the full Event Participant Policies please view our FAQ page.


Shoal Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park
707 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
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October 27th, 2023 @ 6:00pm CST
Event Cadre

Cadre CT served the majority of his time in the Army as a Green Beret in 3rd Special Forces Group.  After his time in the military, CT worked as a contractor, still deploying, in support of Special Operations for the next several years.  Altogether, he conducted seven combat deployments. Cadre CT started running events at GORUCK in 2015 and continues to enjoy meeting and spending time with everyone at events. When CT is not out at a GORUCK event, you can find him serving in the veteran's non-profit space, running his own business, or adventuring with his beautiful wife and son. 

Deployments: Iraq, Afghanistan, Middle East


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