Public Custom Basic: Vacaville, CA (Cupcake Custom) 09/18/2021 08:00

September 18th, 2021 @ 8:00am PST

Public Custom Basic: Vacaville, CA (Cupcake Custom) 09/18/2021 08:00
About this event

Date & Time

Saturday, September 18, 2021 08:00

Start Point

Your start point will be posted to this page and emailed to you at least one week before the event date.


The Cupcake Custom is Cadre Mike Rock's swan song. His final event before GORUCK retirement. This will be an extended length GORUCK Basic (7 to 9 hours) that will probably include heavy objects, laughs, a smidgen of little men in the woods, more heavy objects, and most likely cupcakes. Trust your cadre.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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 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.


Vacaville, CA
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September 18th, 2021 @ 8:00am PST
Event Cadre

Mike Rock

Army Special Forces

Iraq, Oman, Afghanistan


Mike goes by his first and middle name since you can't pronounce his last name, and he is too lazy to correct you. He enjoys long walks with random strangers, picking up heavy things repeatedly, cupcakes, and has a weird fetish with little men in the woods. He LOVES when you refer to anything other than actual US Army Special Forces as "Special Forces".

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