City Ruck - 12 Miler - Louisville, Kentucky

August 24th, 2024 @ 9:00am EST

City Ruck - 12 Miler - Louisville, Kentucky
About this event

12 Miler - CITY RUCK 

  • Ruck it solo or with friends
  • Fun ruck it or race for time - your call
  • This is our kind of fun and we have cold victory beers at the finish line

GORUCK is The Rucking Company and we have executed over 10,000 rucking events since 2010, empowering a global community of ruckers. The World Rucking Series is a great way to join GORUCK Nation, to meet people who live our way of life, and to explore your city or a new one on foot.


Your Cadre will give you the waypoints/points of interest that comprise your route, at the start point. A quick route navigation on your phone and then you’ll get going. When you successfully complete your City Ruck, your GORUCK Cadre will hand you a cold beer and a patch that will never be for sale.


  • A rucksack (Rucker recommended) - must have reflectivity
  • Ruck Plate (or equivalent) in your rucksack - to your weight requirement
    • 20 lb. Ruck Plate - MEN
    • 10 lb. Ruck Plate - WOMEN
  • Water/Hydration. 3L required. Hydration Bladder and a Nalgene bottle highly recommended.
  • Any medication you might need
  • Photo ID
  • Smartphone + spare battery. This is how you will navigate your point to point route.
  • Smiles


  • Extra layers of clothing. Think: merino wool socks and a shell. Pay close attention to the weather — if it’s gonna be cold, make sure you have a windbreaker
  • Dry Bag (or equivalent, such as a contractor bag) for keeping everything in your ruck dry.
  • Supportive footwear. GORUCK recommended because it’s the best for people who carry weight and live on their feet.
  • Food, snacks, electrolytes — you are of course able to stop anywhere along your route to resupply. 


You have 5 hours to successfully complete your City Ruck 12 Miler and earn the patch.

Louisville, KY
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August 24th, 2024 @ 9:00am EST


Cadre Hand loves America, “Old Glory”, and a cold beer after issuing a good GORUCK beatdown. Aaron is dedicated to building better Americans through Special Forces based teamwork (and tough love). Aaron is a U.S. Army Veteran and civilian DOD Emergency R.N. who has 33 years of combined Federal service, with 21 years of military service, including 13 years of Special Operations experience as an Airborne Ranger Sniper in the 3rd Ranger Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment (3/75) at Fort Benning Georgia and as a Green Beret communications expert with 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (2/5) at Fort Campbell Kentucky. He has deployed to Somalia, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt and Panama. His qualifications include United States Army Sniper School, JFK Special Warfare Center and School Special Operations Target Interdiction Course (SOTIC), Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course (TCCC), Advanced Cardiovascular Lifesaver Course (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Lifesaver Course, Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC). Cadre Hand can hit ‘em from a mile away, and patch up the wounded, while calling in an airstrike. These days he likes to focus on GORUCK team challenges, teaching teamwork and leadership under stress.    

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