When does 2018 registration open?
Tough Ruck 2018 Registration will open on Veterans Day, 11 NOV 2017 at 11:11AM. Check out FAQs for more information on registration options.
I am working hard to meet my fundraising goal. What is the deadline? What if I don’t meet the goal?
Am I able to cancel? Can I get a refund?
I am injured and need to drop out.
We’re very sorry to hear that! However, like other major marathon events, including The Boston Marathon, once you register Tough Ruck is NOT able to allow for any cancellations, bib transfers or any changes to your registration, including fulfilling the fundraising commitment you made. The fundraising deadline to raise the funds you have committed is April 1, 2018. At that time, if you have not raised these funds, you will be charged the remaining balance.
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 Heavy 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. See info below.
*Military Light 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 15 pounds. See info below.
*Heavy Weight Division – Ruckers in the heavy weight division will carry a minimum of 35 pounds in their ruck at weigh in and at the finish line. You can wear any apparel you would like in this category.
*Light Weight Division – Ruckers in the light weight division will carry a minimum of 15 pounds in their ruck at weigh in and at the finish line. You can wear any apparel you would like in this category.
Do I have to fundraise to participate?
Yes. The funds you commit to raise will provide much needed support for military families and families of Fallen Heroes. You without exaggeration will be providing a lifetime to countless others. Thank you for choosing the mission.
How can I donate to support a Rucker?
How can I Volunteer?
I am a Gold Star Family Member and would like to participate. Can I?
Is there a tax ID for donations?
Tough Ruck benefits the Military Friends Foundation whose 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 checks payable to: Military Friends Foundation, 6 Beacon Street Suite 200, 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?
Am I able to get a refund?
Will you supply the ruck sack?
Am I able to transfer my bib?
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 trademarked. Please contact us in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org before using our name or logo on any materials.