Pre-Selection: Jacksonville Beach, FL 07/16/2021 18:00

July 16th, 2021 @ 6:00pm EST

Pre-Selection: Jacksonville Beach, FL 07/16/2021 18:00
About this event

Date & Time

Friday, July 16, 2021 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.

Pre-Selection is 24 hours of GORUCK Selection, a rucking-based endurance event with a less than 2% pass rate inspired by Special Forces Assessment and Selection. It’s not for everyone.


Pre-Selection tests your individual readiness to meet the standard at GORUCK Selection.

To earn the Pre-Selection patch, you must:

  • Pass the Pre-Selection PT Test
  • Survive the Welcome Party
  • Not voluntarily withdrawal (VW) at any stage of the event.


Your ruck must weigh minimum of:

  • Men: 45lbs. (Dry)
  • Women: 30lbs. (Dry)
We will weigh your ruck at the start of Pre-Selection. You will have access to our scale prior to the commencement of Pre-Selection.



  • Rucksack weighing no less than 45lbs. dry (men) or 30lbs. dry (women). That means not including water or food. **You must use a GORUCK brand rucksack. (Rucker mandatory -email us for exceptions to policy).
    • By exception, we will approve the use of GR1/GR2's. Ruck Plate/Weight must be fully wrapped in padding in the ruck to prevent crushed zippers
    • Must have drain holes
    • No patch affixed at Start Point
  • Must contain one 2” x 3” piece of Velcro loops on it (standard on nearly all GORUCK rucksacks). Cadre will affix a participant patch to this at the start.
  • Must contain Reflective Ruck Bands (2 minimum) on the exterior of the rucksack.


  • At least one 32L Kit Bag (or equivalent) to hold extra/back up gear
  • Must be labeled with you name
  • After the PT test, participants will have the opportunity to access their Kit Bag to change out shoes/clothes


  • Weight to meet the 45lbs. (men) or 30lbs. (women) dry requirement – (Ruck Plates recommended as opposed to something that gets heavier when wet).
  • Large waterproof bag (Dry Sack recommended plus contractor bag as back-up. Recommended that anything that retains water when wet fits inside it.)
  • MACV-1 Boots or other boots/trail running shoes. Do not wear “waterproof” boots under any circumstances.
  • Tac Hat (or baseball style hat with 2x3 Velcro loops on the front for a patch) may be worn at start of event
  • Socks (1 pair)
  • Perfomance Beanie (1)
  • Rain Jacket/Windbreaker (may be worn during PT test if authorized by Cadre)
  • Base layer top, long-sleeved (1)
  • Pants (1 pairs)
  • Gloves
  • Foot Care Kit
  • Vaseline or Anti-Chafing Gel
  • 3L Hydration Bladder
  • 32 oz. Water bottle. (No morale stickers affixed are authorized. GORUCK logo Nalgene is authorized.)
  • ID card (waterproofed)
  • Headlamp
  • Two (2) military-grade ChemLights, minimum 12 hour duration.
  • Food Bag (not just gels or lickies and chewies -- real food like PB&J's/MRE's)
  • Personal medical items (inform Cadre at start of event)


  • Drybag or waterproof bag to line the kit bag
  • Socks (4 pairs)
  • Extra Tan T-shirt (1)
  • Extra Pants (1 pair)
  • Back up MACV-1 Boots or other boots/trail running shoes. Do not wear Gore-Tex boots with no drain holes.
  • Hypothermia Blanket (1)
  • Additional Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Food (not just gels or lickies and chewies -- real food like PB&J's/MRE's)
  • Additional ORS (2)
  • 550 cord/para cord (10ft)
  • Back up 3L Hydration Bladders (with extra mouthepice/bitevalve for bladder)
  • Ranger Panties or equivalent (1 pair)
  • American Training Half Zip or equivalent
  • Pelican Case (marked with your name)
  • Chapstick or Lip Balm
  • Additional 1 gal Freezer ZipLock bags (3-4)
  • 100 mph tape strips
  • 3-mil Contractor bag (1)
  • Sunscreen (optional)
  • Comfortable clothes (optional for after party)
  • Flip-Flops/Recovery Sandals (optional)


  • Rucksack
  • T-shirt (tan)
  • Pants (Challenge Pants recommended)
  • Socks
  • MACV-1 Boots or other boots/trail running shoes.
  • Jacket/Windbreaker (weather dependent – if this is authorized, you will be informed NLT than the commencement of GORUCK Selection). You do not need to have a total of 2. It can either be in your ruck or worn if authorized by the Cadre.


  • Any required life-saving medication (must be declared during your medical screening which happens at the beginning of GORUCK Selection)
  • Real Food or MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) (2 unopened) Note: this will not count toward the 45lbs. (men) or 30 lbs. (women) weight requirement. You will be given the opportunity to eat periodically during the event.
  • Oral Rehydration Solution/Salts (ORS). Candidates are required to bring a minimum of 2 ORS packages in their rucksack and 2 additional packages in their kit bag. Recommended ORS manufactured by either AGS Brand, Drip Drop, or Jianas Bros.
    • ORS - do not consume more than 1 per 24 hour period prior to the commencement of your event


  • Cell Phones (leave them in your car OR in a pelican case in your kit bag)
  • Watch
  • GPS/Pedometer
  • Map
  • Energy supplements
  • Any food with caffeine
  • Medicine, unless potentially life-saving
  • Knives
  • Sunglasses
  • Any metal jewelry of any kind
  • Any necklace of any kind
  • Alcohol
  • Morale patches
  • Non-GORUCK Rucksacks


  • Cell phones: recommend that you leave in your car or in a pelican case in your kit bag. If you must bring yours, we will confiscate at the beginning and return only upon the end of your GORUCK Pre-Selection experience. We assume no liability should something happen to your phone while under our care.
  • Keys: bring them if you must but leave them in a pelican case in your kit bag.
  • Required items must be brought. There will be an inspection at the commencement of GORUCK Pre-Selection.
  • Recommendation: things that retain water are placed in a waterproof bag or Ziploc-style bag, all inside of one large dry bag or contractors bag.
  • Unless otherwise specified, the intended quantity of items is one (1) or one pair.
  • Ruck must weigh a minimum of 45lbs. dry (men) or 30lbs. dry (women) when dry (not including water). Add weight in whatever manner you see fit as needed to meet requirement.
  • Any prohibited items will be confiscated and returned upon completion or withdrawal.
  • You will receive a medical screening at the commencement of GORUCK Pre-Selection.
  • The GORUCK PT Test is the first event of GORUCK Pre-Selection. If you fail any portion of the GORUCK PT Test you will be performance dropped from GORUCK Selection. Minimum standards to continue to the rest of GORUCK Pre-Selection are as follows:
    • Push-ups: 55 in 2 min
    • Sit-ups: 65 in 2 min
    • 12 Mile Ruck: 3 hours and 30 min

Do not ask for additional clarification except in the case of medical questions not addressed in this document...WHEN IN DOUBT, DO WHAT YOU THINK IS RIGHT.


  • 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 and transfers are NOT permitted for this event.
  • For the full Event Participant Policies please view our FAQ page.


Jacksonville Beach, FL
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July 16th, 2021 @ 6:00pm EST
Event Cadre

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