FAQs

When does 2018 registration open?

Tough Ruck 2018 Registration will open on Veterans Day, 11 NOV 2017.  Register at www.toughruck.org

Is there a minimum to the weight of the Ruck Sack?

Yes.  Ruck sacks will be weighed in prior to the start time and immediately after crossing the finish line.  You will NOT be permitted to ruck if your ruck sack does not weigh in at a minimum of 15 pounds.  If your ruck comes in under the weight in your division you will be disqualified.

*Military Division – Open to all active military and veterans and retirees.  Each Rucker will wear a: blouse, trousers, safety belt, regulation issued boots, and a ruck/assault pack/regulation pack issued by branch of service.  The minimum weight in the military division is 35 pounds.

*Heavy Weight Division – Ruckers in the heavy weight division will carry a minimum of 35 pounds at weigh in and at the finish line.

*Light Weight Division – Ruckers in the light weight division will carry a minimum of 15 pounds at weigh in and at the finish line.

Do I have to fundraise to participate?

How can I donate to support a Rucker?

Click here and you can search your Rucker by their name.  Donations are tax deductible and are made through a secure site.

How can I Volunteer?

Click here to learn about the volunteer opportunities and sign up today.  Volunteers are a critical part of the making this day a success.  Our volunteers receive a Tough Ruck volunteer shirt!

Is there a tax ID for donations?

Our non-profit ID is 37-1462599.  Military Friends Foundation is the d/b/a for Friends of the National Guard and Reserve Families, Inc.

I have a friends who wants to write a check instead of give online.  Can this be added to my online fundraising?

Yes.  Please make sure the donor included your name when they send their check.  Please make chekcs payable to: Military Friends Foundation, 14 Beacon Street Suite 607A, Boston, MA 02108.  Please allow up to two weeks for the donation to appear online.

I am a civilian.  Can I Tough Ruck?

Yes. The Ruck is open to active military, veterans, first responders, and civilians.  We recommend civilians read the Tough Ruck Guide for recommendations on footwear, Ruck sack and more.

How old do I have to be to Ruck?

Due to the duration and intense physical challenge, you must be at least 18 years old to take part in the 26.2 mile Tough Ruck.

Am I able to get a refund?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer any refunds as this event typically sells out quickly.

Will you supply the ruck sack?

No.  All Ruckers must supply their own rucks.  Please check out the training guide for more information on the ruck.  Civilian Ruckers may use a military ruck or a back pack that holds the weight required for their division. Military rucks may be purchased online or often at a military supply store.  Each ruck must weigh in at a minimum at of 15 pounds to participate.

Am I able to transfer my bib?

No, bibs are not transferable for Tough Ruck.

Can I bring my pet with me when I Ruck?

Due to our liability insurance, only service dogs are allowed as part of Tough Ruck.

Can I use the Tough Ruck Logo for fundraising?

Tough Ruck is a trademark of the Military Friends Foundation.  Please contact us in writing at toughruck@militaryfriends.org before using our name or logo on any materials.