Tough Challenge: Washington, DC 09/08/2023 18:00

September 8th, 2023 @ 6:00pm EST

Tough Challenge: Washington, DC 09/08/2023 18:00
About this event

Date & Time

Friday, September 8, 2023 18:00

Start Point

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

9/11 DC

"One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in America’s history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice."
— President George W. Bush at the Pentagon in 2008

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, changed America and the lives of Americans forever. Our Cadre conduct 9/11 Commemorative events around the country to honor and remember those we lost: the courageous First Responders and the soldiers who fought in the Global War on Terrorism. Cadre and all willing participants will share their 9/11 story: where were you, how did it change your life? Never Forget.



  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


Gravelly Point
George Washington Mem Pkwy
Arlington, VA 22202
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September 8th, 2023 @ 6:00pm 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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