Twice a year Rucks On Main will host a military-themed ruck march at the Santa Fe Plaza in downtown Temple, Texas to honor our Veterans and The Fallen. This ruck march is open to everyone. On Memorial & Veterans Day weekends, marchers will fill their rucksacks with UP TO 40lbs of non-perishable food items to be donated to charitable organizations. The 40lb max is a *suggested* weight, not required - carry what you are comfortable with. Marchers will complete a 6-mile route through downtown and historic neighborhoods in North Temple. Before the ruck march, each participant will receive a t-shirt, and upon completion, each participant will receive a small gift of our choosing. Participants can preregister online, or in person on the day of the event. Participants are not guaranteed a t-shirt or a small gift if they register 30 days or fewer before the event (supplies will be limited). After completing the ruck march, marchers will gather at the Santa Fe Plaza to enjoy food, locally-brewed craft beer, and camaraderie.
Squads are made up of exactly 5 individuals, any gender mix. Squads will be scored by the compiled time of all 5 squad members. Each squad member must carry a minimum of 40 lbs. Awards to the top 3 squads. There is a one-time setup fee of $25 for squads. This is added to the registration price of the person who creates the squad. All changes/additions to squads must be complete by 9 am November 10. Incomplete squads will be dissolved after this deadline and members will compete as individuals. There will be NO refund of the squad set-up fee.