Boston Marathon Tough Ruck
“TOUGH RUCK” APPAREL - SUPPORTING THE VICTIMS OF THE BOSTON MARATHON & THE TOUGH RUCK MISSION
UPDATE: Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by the horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon. The Tough Ruckers are all accounted for and safely home with their families. Our Ruckers were marching 26.2 miles in honor of Fallen Massachusetts Service Members. They gathered at the finish line to meet with families of the Fallen and were only feet from the explosion. While others ran to safety, our Ruckers ran to assist the wounded. They embody the best of our military and to the hundreds of people who have contacted us and donated to their cause in the past twelve hours we thank you. DONATE TO A RUCKER TODAY! CLICK HERE
What: We are a group of military members whose sole purpose is to come together to honor and remember our Fallen comrades. We will walk the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon course with our Ruck. There is no minimum fundraising goal to take part in the “Tough Ruck”.
Who: Any active military can participate – Soldiers and Airmen are encouraged to be in full ACU or ABU duty uniform while carry a Ruck sack/pack. The weight in the pack is up to the Rucker.
Where: Hopkinton, MA Start Line of the Boston Marathon
When: 15 April 2013
0430 A.M. – Arrival
0445 – Opening remarks on safety and thank you
0500 – Step-off to begin the Tough Ruck
Estimated time of completion for most groups will be between 1300-1430.
Tough Ruck Leader: 1LT Stephen Fiola Have Questions? Contact 617-733-7994 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Swag: All Ruckers who raise $250 or more by April 5th will receive a Boston Marathon ”GO RUCK” 2013 T. All donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to Military Friends Foundation, 14 Beacon Street #706, Boston, MA 02108 or made online via PayPal at www.militaryfriends.org/donate. Please list in the memo which Rucker the donation is for so that the Rucker get credit towards a “GO RUCK” T.
Legal Stuff: Each Rucker is participating in this event independently and at their own choosing understanding the risks involved. 1LT Fiola will be making great training recommendations but if you have medical concerns please see your own Doc! More legal stuff… The Boston Marathon Tough Ruck benefits Military Friends Foundation (which is AMAZING!!) but it is not a MFF program. Please take precautions along the course and each Rucker will sign a disclaimer with more legalize before the Ruck.
GO RUCK! Basic guidance behind the “TOUGH RUCK”
+Always stay to the sides of the road, moving WITH traffic early in the A.M. before the route is closed off.
+Stretch and hydrate constantly
+Hydrate some MORE! There is a theme here!!
+Never interfere with the elite competitors in any category, courtesy to them and the BAA for allowing us on the course.
+Change socks and eat often and be ready to be INSPIRED!