Tough Challenge: Los Angeles, CA 12/04/2020 21:00

December 4th, 2020 @ 9:00pm PST

Tough Challenge: Los Angeles, CA 12/04/2020 21:00
About this event

Date & Time

Friday, December 4, 2020 21:00

Start Point

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

Operation Just Cause

‘General Noriega’s reckless threats and attacks upon Americans in Panama created an imminent danger to the 35,000 American citizens in Panama. As president, I have no higher obligation than to safeguard the lives of American citizens.’
― US President George H.W. Bush

“Operation Just Cause” is an example of a carefully planned and executed combat operation that overwhelmed Panama's Dictator, Manuel Noriega and his Panamanian Defense Forces. Utilizing the US strategy of simultaneously employing Military Deception (MILDEC), Military Operations in Urbanized Terrain (MOUT), Air-Assault, Airborne, and Special Forces to decisively neutralize Noriega’s PDF. Operation Just Cause resulted in the restoration of the Central American’s elected government, the rescue of one American hostage, and the protection of other Americans and Panamanians.


What to Bring

  • A rucksack aka backpack (GR1 or Rucker recommended)
  • Ruck Plate = to your weight requirement
    • If you weigh >150 lbs = 30 lb. Ruck Plate (or equivalent)
    • If you weigh < 150 lbs = 20 lb. Ruck Plate (or equivalent)
  • 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
  • Reflective Ruck Bands (or equivalent) on your ruck
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Masks (2 minimum) 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 Tough, 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.

Event Cancellation Policy

  • Refunds are not allowed for this event
  • Transferring registration to a different participant is not allowed
  • Store credit in the amount paid for the registration will be issued if requested more than 30 days before the event (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • This event must have a minimum of 30 registered participants no later than 30 days prior to the start date
  • If your event is at risk of being cancelled, you will receive an email on following dates:
    • 6 Months
    • 90 Days
    • 60 Days
    • 45 Days (Final Notice)
  • **GORUCK reserves the right to cancel an event at any time

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Los Angeles, CA
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December 4th, 2020 @ 9:00pm PST
Event Cadre

Cadre Neo

Army Special Operations



Ranger, HALO, 18F. NEO also worked as a military advisor for a feature film. Born and raised in the rugged Pacific Northwest where he retired with his wife and two children. When not running his kids around he loves rucking, skiing, long distance bicycling, craft beer, and yes, competition pickle ball!!

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