Tough Challenge: Tampa, FL (Day of the Ranger) 10/06/2023 21:00

October 6th, 2023 @ 9:00pm EST

Tough Challenge: Tampa, FL (Day of the Ranger) 10/06/2023 21:00
About this event

Day of the Ranger

In late August of 1993, an elite special operations force called Task Force Ranger (TFR) was deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia to find and capture a criminal warlord named Muhammed Farrah Aideed. TFR was un-precedented and formidable fighting force made up of the US Army’s Delta Force Commandos, US Army Rangers from the 3rd Ranger Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment, Air Force Operators, Navy SEALS and the Nightstalker helicopter crews of the US Army’s 160th Special Operations Air Regiment. On the 3rd of Oct, TFR launched a daring daylight raid into downtown Mogadishu where 21 Aideed's top officials were meeting in secret. While the initial raid was a success two Blackhawk helicopters would be shot down while the assault force, with its prisoners, were waiting for extraction! The mission now changed from a find and capture mission to a rescue mission for the downed members of the two crashed Blackhawks. This rescue would turn into the 18 hour Battle of Mogadishu or as Somalia’s were to name it! The Day of the Ranger. The heroics of the men in TFR both from the air and on the ground, fighting to save each other, is an extraordinary story of courage, perseverance and commitment and this event will commemorate the bravery of those both fallen and living who took part in this battle.

 

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

You must complete both Tough events to earn the coveted Day of the Ranger patch.

 

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 (Optional)
  • 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.

TRAINING FOR YOUR EVENT

  • 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

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.

GOT QUESTIONS?

Where
Cypress Point Park
5620 W Cypress St
Tampa, FL 33607
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When
October 6th, 2023 @ 9:00pm EST
Event Cadre

Gregg retired after faithfully serving this Great Nation for over 42 years.  Those 42 years are compiled of 20 years military service, 5 years as a Department of Defense Contactor and my final seventeen years as a Government Civilian Program Manager developing capabilities to keep the Nation safe from Weapons of mass destruction. Gregg joined the Army in 1985, went to the Special Forces Qualification Course in 1988 and successfully donned my Green Beret in December of 1988 whereupon he joined 10th Special Forces Group in Germany.  During Gregg’s Army career he deployed to Desert Storm, Provide Comfort and more importantly to Operation Gothic Serpent where he earned a Silver Star for his actions on the Ground in Mogadishu Somalia on 3/4 October 1993 as part of Task force Ranger. Gregg has fully retired from the Federal Government in October of 2022.   Gregg is a father of 5 wonderful adult children and the joy of my life is my two beautiful Granddaughters.

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