Basic: Nashville, TN 04/03/2021 14:00

April 3rd, 2021 @ 2:00pm CST

$67
Basic: Nashville, TN 04/03/2021 14:00
About this event


Date & Time

Saturday, April 3, 2021 14:00

Bataan Death March Memorial

"Once the march started, everything just sort of froze in my mind. I was pretty numb the whole time. I didn't think and I didn't feel. I was like a robot and just kept moving. Other than daylight or dark, I lost all track of time. I had to blank everything out and focus straight ahead. I lived from day to day, in fact, hour by hour. The only thing I thought about was the moment and, ‘The good Lord willing, I'll get through the day.'
– Staff Sgt. Alf Larson, Bataan Death March Survivor

This event honors the men and women of one of the biggest atrocities of WWII, the Bataan Death March. The Bataan Death March occurred in the Philippines in April 1942 when 60,000-80,000 US and Filipino soldiers were captured and forced by the Japanese to march more than 70 miles while being brutalized by their captors. During this memorial Challenge, you and your team will learn about the historical significance of the Bataan Death March as you experience an event where “No one left behind” is your team’s priority. Participants are requested to be prepared to brief the class on an individual or story from the Bataan Death March during the event. Participants who finish this event will receive the unique Bataan Death March Memorial patch which is always earned and never sold.

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.

What to Bring

  • 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 (something that will not repeatedly fall off, scarves not recommended)
  • 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.

Event Cancellation Policy

  • 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.

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Where
The Parthenon 2500 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN
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When
April 3rd, 2021 @ 2:00pm CST
Event Cadre

Cadre Hand

Army Special Forces

Somalia, Afghanistan, Europe and Central America

 

Hand is retired US ARMY and served as a Ranger with 3/75 in Somalia and was on one of the first ODAs in Afghanistan after 9/11 as an 18E with 5th Special Forces Group. He has deployed to Africa, Asia, Central America and Europe. He likes the mountains, hiking, mountain biking, beer, bacon and classic rock. He loves the American flag, freedom, football and family. He is dedicated to building better Americans through teamwork (and pain).

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