City Ruck - 12 Miler - Traverse City, Michigan

August 24th, 2024 @ 8:00am EST

City Ruck - 12 Miler - Traverse City, Michigan
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.

Traverse City, MI
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August 24th, 2024 @ 8:00am EST


JC hails from Michigan and now has roots in the ATL.  He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1997 and retired in 2018.   JC served in Force Recon and Marine Special Operations Command during his 20-year career.  He served on 8 deployments overseas with 6 of those in a combat zone from Iraq, Afghanistan, AFRICOM, and an unknown destination.  JC has one piece of advice…don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. 

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