Tough Challenge: San Antonio, TX 03/05/2021 21:00

March 5th, 2021 @ 9:00pm CST

$105
Tough Challenge: San Antonio, TX 03/05/2021 21:00
About this event


Remember the Alamo

"Commandancy of the The Alamo, February 24th, 1836: To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World—Fellow Citizens & compatriots—I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna—I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man—the enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken—I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls—I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch—the enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country—Victory or Death."
–William Barrett Travis, .Lt. Col. comdt.

Led by a Special Operator intimately familiar with Texas history, your Challenge will follow the Mexican Army advance and subsequent Battle of the Alamo. History class meets a Challenge worthy of their sacrifice: learn about Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, and Santa Anna while carrying heavy stuff with great people in the great state of Texas.

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
Concepcion Park Pool 600 E. Theo Avenue, San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX
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When
March 5th, 2021 @ 9:00pm CST
Event Cadre

Clay

Navy Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman

Middle East, Europe

 

Cadre Clay comes from a place where chaos is normal….California….so it made sense that he would join Special operations. He loves to work out until it hurts, and he plans on sharing his philosophy with everyone. When he isn’t on one of his many deployments he can be found spending time with his family throwing axes and drinking beers.

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