Selection: Jacksonville, FL 09/23/2021 13:00

September 23rd, 2021 @ 1:00pm EST

Selection: Jacksonville, FL 09/23/2021 13:00
About this event

Date & Time

Thursday, September 23, 2021 13:00

Start Point

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


Required Submission Form

The Selection Submission Form is mandatory in order to participate in Selection.

Packing List and Gear Inspection

Your ruck must weigh minimum 45 lbs. at all times, not including food or water. We will weigh your ruck at the start of Selection. You will have access to our scale prior to the commencement of Selection.



  • Rucksack weighing no less than 45 lbs. dry. That means not including water or food. **You must use a GORUCK brand rucksack. (GR1 or Rucker recommended).
  • 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.

Inside Your Rucksack

  • Weight to meet the 45 lbs. dry requirement – (Ruck Plates recommended as opposed to something that gets heavier when wet).
  • 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 Gore-Tex boots with no drain holes.
  • Tac Hat or baseball style hat with 2x3 Velcro loops on the front for a patch
  • Socks (4 pairs)
  • Jacket/Windbreaker (may be worn during the PT Test if authorized by Cadre)
  • Base layer top, long-sleeved (1)
  • Extra T-shirt (1, tan)
  • Pants (2 pairs)
  • Gloves
  • Foot Care Kit
  • Vaseline or Anti-Chafing Gel
  • Sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)
  • 3L Hydration Bladders, minimum of 2. (The second one is a back-up in case the first one fails.)
  • 32 oz. Water Bottle. (No morale stickers affixed are authorized. GORUCK logo Nalgene is authorized. Cadre will affix 100mph tape to this at the start and write your roster number on it.)
  • ID card (waterproofed)
  • Headlamp
  • Performance Beanie
  • One (1) strobe light. You must be able to clip it onto your PT belt and rucksack.
  • Two (2) military-grade ChemLights, minimum 12 hour duration.

Worn at the Start of GORUCK Selection

  • T-shirt (tan)
  • Black shorts with minimal or no exterior branding (GORUCK Ranger Panties are authorized)
  • Socks
  • MACV-1 Boots or other boots/trail running shoes. You will be given the opportunity to change your footwear after the 5-Mile run portion of the GORUCK PT Test, prior to the 12-Mile Ruck.
  • 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.
  • Reflective belt (1) worn around waist

Brought With You to the Start of GORUCK Selection*

*Note: these items brought with you will be required to fit inside your rucksack at the start of Selection. They will not count toward the 45 lbs dry weight requirement.

  • Any required life-saving medication (must be declared during your medical screening which happens at the beginning of GORUCK Selection).
  • MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) (2 unopened) Note: this will not count toward the 45 lbs. 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 four ORS packages manufactured by either AGS Brand or Jianas Bros.


  • 100 MPH tape strips
  • Additional dry bags, plastic bags, and/or Pelican cases
  • Additional pair of shorts such as Ranger Panties
  • Other items to ensure you reach the 45 lbs. dry weight standard
  • Additional units of required items

Prohibited Items

  • Watch
  • GPS/Pedometer
  • Map
  • Energy supplements
  • 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: recommended that you not bring. If you must bring yours, we will confiscate at the beginning and return only upon the end of your GORUCK Selection experience. We assume no liability should something happen to your phone while under our care.
  • Keys: bring if you must but do not plan to have access to keys inside another participant’s rucksack. If your GORUCK Selection experience comes to an end and a participant who remains has the keys to a car you need access to, we will not be able to facilitate this request.
  • Required items must be brought. There will be an inspection at the commencement of GORUCK 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. 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 Selection.
  • The GORUCK PT Test is the first event of GORUCK 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 Selection are as follows:
    • 2 minutes: minimum 55 push-ups
    • 2 minutes: minimum 65 sit-ups
    • 5-Mile Run: maximum time alloted is 40 minutes
    • 12-Mile Ruck: maximum time alloted is 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • You will be authorized to run with water on your person during the 5-Mile Run portion of the GORUCK PT Test. Either in a Nalgene bottle or in a carry system for a hydration bladder (such as the Bullet Ruck). Running with water is recommended to prevent dehydration.

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.


Yes, it’ll hurt. But if you earn your Selection patch, you earn pride and respect. You also earn 40% off all GORUCK built gear and free entry into GORUCK Challenge events your entire life. Yes, your entire life. So train hard and we’ll see ya there.

Event Cancellation Policy

  • Transfers and refunds are not allowed for this event (NO EXCEPTIONS).

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September 23rd, 2021 @ 1:00pm EST
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