Twin Cities 2021 Nearly Naked Ruck March

September 11, 2021 Anoka City Plaza Hall

A ruck march is a traditional military exercise carrying a weighted backpack over distance. The Nearly Naked Ruck March makes this more fun! Ruckers carry weight on their backs to represent the weight many service members carry in the battle against trauma.

All funds raised through this event support 23rd Veteran in their mission to provide happier, healthier lives for veterans and military living with trauma. Register here.

TIMELINE
• 11:00 AM check-in opens – pick up swag + free coffee
• 11:30 AM welcome + step-off presentation
• 12:00 PM step-off from City Hall
• Brief awards ceremony after final rucker comes in (around 4pm)

THE ROUTE
• 1-mile loop – full distance for the course is 10 miles/10 loops
• Water Stop every half-mile with music + friendly volunteers cheering
• All ruckers receive a finisher’s coin
• Ruckers that complete the 10 miles receive an ALL THE WAY patch
• Family and stroller-friendly
• Dogs are welcome and will also have a water stop on-course

RUCKER-FAVORITES
• LINE OF HONOR at Veteran’s Memorial to display a picture of the military member/ veteran you’re honoring on Ruck Day
• Mic Drop Entertainment will bring the beats all day
• 201 Tavern on-site for fuel
• Lift Bridge Brewing and other beers for sale by the Anoka Lions Club

WHAT TO CARRY
• Load your rucksack with canned goods and clothing you can drop off at the finish line with Haven 4 Heroes for local veterans in need
• If you aren’t familiar with rucking, we recommend carrying a max of 20 lbs – for those more experienced, cap it at 50 lbs
• Bring your own rucksack/backpack, any style will do – or you can purchase a legit one from our partners at GORUCK by clicking this link (8% supports 23rd Veteran)

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