Tough Challenge: Philadelphia, PA 07/02/2021 21:00

July 2nd, 2021 @ 9:00pm EST

$125
Tough Challenge: Philadelphia, PA 07/02/2021 21:00
About this event


Independence Day

"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
― Benjamin Franklin

The Founding Fathers risked everything in the name of a dream called America. Theirs was a difficult, violent, and honorable calling–independence, that is. At the Independence Day GORUCK Challenge, expect a history lesson as we honor their sacrifice and enjoy the benefits of freedom by living life to its fullest under rucks, shoulder to shoulder with fellow patriots touring your town all the while singing Happy Birthday to America (amongst other festivities). And good news: Sam Adams is certain to make an appearance once you have earned your patch. Happy Birthday America!

10-12 HOURS, 15-20 MILES. THE ORIGINAL CHALLENGE. AVERAGE COMPLETION RATE: 94%

What to Bring

  • A rucksack aka backpack (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 (bringing 1 is mandatory, 2 is 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
  • Face Mask (something that will not repeatedly fall off, scarves not recommended)
  • 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 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.

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Where
Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
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When
July 2nd, 2021 @ 9:00pm EST
Event Cadre

Norwich

Army Special Forces

Afghanistan, Iraq, Phillippines, Asia

 

Fearing he would “miss the war,” Chris dropped out of the Nation’s oldest private military college, joined the Army, and was awarded the Green Beret. Known on his teams as either Norwich or Boy Scout, the tenants of each are captured in ink on his back. Now separated from Group he tries to impart those lessons learned to his small town police department. Chris is happily married to a remarkable woman and enjoys raising a daughter with a balance of glitter and grit.

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