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Honoring America's Fallen


& First Responders

Upcoming Events

  • Tough Ruck 22K Challenge
    May 15, 12:00 AM – May 31, 11:59 PM
    On average, 22 Veterans commit suicide each day. One Veteran suicide is too many.This May’s Tough Ruck 22K Challenge raises awareness for veterans battling PTSD. The rucksack symbolizes the weight our brave veterans carry with them on a daily basis. We seek raise public awareness of veteran suicide.
  • Tough Ruck 26.2 Boston
    Oct 01, 12:00 AM – Oct 10, 11:59 PM
    Join the elite 1000 of Tough Ruck 26.2 Boston Experience and be part of something greater. Tough Ruckers must complete the marathon on October 1-10th in one consecutive ruck in a location of their choosing. Tough Ruck finishers earn the official 125th Boston Marathon Medallion.
About Tough Ruck

Tough Ruck Nation is group of military, first responders and civilians whose sole purpose is to Ruck in honor and in memory of our Fallen Service Members, Police, Firefighters and EMTs, while raising funds to support our warriors and families of the Fallen. We will march with our Rucks and carry the names of our Fallen comrades with us.

On April 15, 2013, the Tough Ruck members were at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and joined the first responders to help those that were injured by the horrific blasts. They truly exemplify the best of what our Nation is.  Today the Tough Ruck’s signature event Tough Ruck 26.2 Boston, held in partnership with the Boston Athletic Association/Boston Marathon happens the weekend before Marathon Monday in Concord, Massachusetts.  Each year Tough Ruck 26.2 Boston finishers are awarded the first of the official Boston Marathon Medals and receive recognition from the Boston Athletic Association. Military Friends Foundation (37-1462599) is the official charity of Tough Ruck Nation.


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TOUGH RUCK NATION sponsors have a unique opportunity to bring critical support to our Warriors and become aligned with endurance athletes across the country.

The official charity of Tough Ruck Nation is
Military Friends Foundation, a 501c3 tax exempt nonprofit charitable organization. Tax ID #37-1462599

Tough Ruck 26.2 Boston is proudly held in partnership with the Boston Athletic Association/Boston Marathon. The Boston Marathon logo is being used with express permission for Tough Ruck from the Boston Athletic Association. 
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