Gold Beach Basic - NORMANDY

June 3rd, 2025 @ 1:00pm

Gold Beach Basic - NORMANDY
About this event

GORUCK Basic is a 4-5 hour endurance event where you show up as an individual and finish as a team. Gold Beach is one of three Anglo-Canadian landing beaches. The units who first landed on Gold Beach belonged to the 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division and Commando No. 47 of the Royal Navy. The objectives of the 50th Division were to cut the Caen-Bayeux highway, take the small port of Arromanches, link up with the Americans from Omaha Beach to the west at Port-en-Bessin, and link up with the Canadians from Juno Beach to the east. The 50th Division was also to take the Longues battery from the rear. The Gold Beach Basic will take place entirely on Gold Beach and will follow our format of 4-5 hours, 4-6 miles, patches and beers at the end.


- 4-5 Hours - Our kind of fun with rucks on
- Always a Team Event, Never a Race
- Led by current and former Special Forces

The GORUCK Challenge is our flagship and original team building event- we’ve led over 10,000 since 2010. At your Basic, you’ll have some team building fun organized by your Cadre. You will stay with your class from start to finish. You’ll ruck some miles and really get to know the other participants as you become a team. This Basic Challenge is more rigorous than the Light, but still an introduction to our way of life and accessible to all who want to join a tight-knit community of ruckers all over the world and have fun doing it. We recommend some rucksack training prior — all who do are encouraged to show up. If the weight gets too heavy, your team is there to help.

When you successfully complete the Challenge, your 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
* If you weigh >150 lbs = 30 lb. Ruck Plate
* If you weigh < 150 lbs = 20 lb. Ruck Plate
- Water/Hydration. 1L minimum required. Hydration Bladder and a Nalgene recommended.
- Any medication you might need
- Photo ID
- Smiles

- As a class, you need one (1) 25 lb. class weight and one American Flag.

- Gloves (1 pair) Not medical gloves, working gloves
- 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.
- A full  change of clothes and shoes/flip-flops for after the event. Apres-Ruck is much nicer in flip-flops 
- Supportive footwear. GORUCK recommended, because it’s the best for people who carry weight and live on their feet.
- Food, snacks, electrolytes as desired

If you’re new to GORUCK, don’t sweat it. If you’ve done an event or ten, organize with your class, which must be in compliance with Special Forces Rule #1: Always Look Cool!

British Normandy Memorial
13 Av. Paul Poret, 14114 Ver-sur-Mer

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June 3rd, 2025 @ 1:00pm
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