Tough Challenge: Washington, DC 04/02/2021 21:00

April 2nd, 2021 @ 9:00pm EST

$135
Tough Challenge: Washington, DC 04/02/2021 21:00
About this event


Date & Time

Friday, April 2, 2021 21:00

Bataan Death March Memorial

"Once the march started, everything just sort of froze in my mind. I was pretty numb the whole time. I didn't think and I didn't feel. I was like a robot and just kept moving. Other than daylight or dark, I lost all track of time. I had to blank everything out and focus straight ahead. I lived from day to day, in fact, hour by hour. The only thing I thought about was the moment and, ‘The good Lord willing, I'll get through the day.'
– Staff Sgt. Alf Larson, Bataan Death March Survivor

This event honors the men and women of one of the biggest atrocities of WWII, the Bataan Death March. The Bataan Death March occurred in the Philippines in April 1942 when 60,000-80,000 US and Filipino soldiers were captured and forced by the Japanese to march more than 70 miles while being brutalized by their captors. During this memorial Challenge, you and your team will learn about the historical significance of the Bataan Death March as you experience an event where “No one left behind” is your team’s priority. Participants are requested to be prepared to brief the class on an individual or story from the Bataan Death March during the event. Participants who finish this event will receive the unique Bataan Death March Memorial patch which is always earned and never sold.

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
2 15th St NW, Washington, DC
Washington, DC
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When
April 2nd, 2021 @ 9:00pm EST
Event Cadre

BELMAN

Army Special Operations

Somalia, Asia

 

Ranger B grew up in our nation’s capital, has lived all over our great country, and now resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where he helps business owners become better leaders. He’s a father of four, and draws particular inspiration for his role as Cadre from his two year old, whose favorite pastime already is rucking – or, what he calls “Outside March!"

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