Public Custom Basic: Pittsburgh, PA (Lord of the Rings) 06/12/2021 07:00

June 12th, 2021 @ 7:00am EST

$52
Public Custom Basic: Pittsburgh, PA (Lord of the Rings) 06/12/2021 07:00
About this event


LORD OF THE RINGS BASIC

An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist of fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it. However, he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir, and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin, and Samwise. Through mountains, snow, darkness, forests, rivers and plains, facing evil and danger at every corner the Fellowship of the Ring must go. Their quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope for the end of the Dark Lords reign.

This event will pay tribute to J. R. R. Tolkien’s modern fantasy classic The Lord of the Rings. The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel by the English author and scholar J. R. R. Tolkien. Set in Middle-earth, the world at some distant time in the past, the story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 children's book The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling books ever written, with over 150 million copies sold. During this Challenge, you and your team will learn about and discuss the all things Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit. Participants are requested to read the books and be prepared to brief the class on different aspects and characters of the books. Participants who finish this event will receive the unique Lord Of The Ring patch for the Tough, The Hobbit patch for the Basic and the coveted Middle Earth patch for doing both events which is always earned and never sold.

COSTUME CONTEST

We highly recommend to wear a Lord of Rings Costume... winner will win one free 15L Bullet Ruck!

  • Rules:
    • If you win the Basic Costume Contest, you cannot win the Tough Costume Contest
    • HQ Employees and Cadre cannot win the costume contest

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)
  • Participants must also bring Oral Rehydration Salts (or comparable) in case water resupply is harder
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Reflective Ruck Bands (or equivalent) on your ruck
  • First Aid Kit
  • Face Mask (something that will not repeatedly fall off, scarves not recommended, N95’s not required -- save them for healthcare workers)
  • 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.

TRAINING FOR YOUR EVENT

  • 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

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.

GOT QUESTIONS?

Where
Point State Park 601 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
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When
June 12th, 2021 @ 7:00am EST
Event Cadre

Igor

Army Special Operations

Europe, Middle East, Horn of Africa

 

Spent 14 years in Army Special Operations and is now a Washington Bureaucrat continuing to contribute to our Nation's Defense! Father of 5 awesome young adults and living life to the fullest.

Event Cadre

Cadre L DB

Army Special Operations

Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq

 

After completing over 20 years in Special Operations, this California kid decided to put down roots in the South even picking up on the local colloquialism of y’all and fix’n. However, not to stray too far from his Mexi-Cali heritage, LDB does enjoy the occasional Margarita (or 2, or 3), and ordering Taco Bell in Spanish.

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