Music City Ruck March

Fri July 14, 2023 NASHVILLE, TN 37203 US



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  • If you are registered for the solo or relay ruck teams, you must carry a minimum of 25 pounds.
  • Marchers may wear a backpack or rucksack.
  • Packs, vests, and weights are not provided. Marchers are responsible for bringing their own pack or weighted vest.
  • Anyone signed up for the honorary does not need to wear a pack or weight. 


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Where tailgating meets the ruck march! 

  • The staging area is where you’ll come to grab whatever you need, tag off to your relay partner, hang out, rehydrate, and rest.
  • You are welcome to bring a team tent and chairs. You are highly encouraged to bring your own coolers and snacks, as limited supplies will be available.
  • You are highly encouraged to bring/carry water and whatever substance you feel is needed to nourish you during the ruck. You can either keep this in your pack or inside the staging/transition area.
  • Each Rucker is responsible for ensuring they have what’s needed to nourish and hydrate themselves.


  • You have two hours to complete as many laps as possible during the allotted time.
  • You will enter and exit the ruck staging area before and after each lap.
  • Each team (and solo marcher) will be provided one lap card.
  • The Rucker on the course must carry this card with them at all times while on the course.
  • If you complete a lap and do not have your card or your team's card, that lap will not count. No card = No lap!
  • Teams can ruck together or can participate in relay style. If you choose to participate in relay style, you must remember to hand off your lap card. Again, if you don’t hand off your lap card to your relay partner, their lap will not count.
  • If time expires while you are on course, that lap does not count.


  • Inside and outside of Nashville’s new soccer stadium!
  • Turn-by-Turn Directions are coming soon!


  • Water will be provided inside the stadium.
  • Please help us keep the stadium and ground clean. Do NOT throw your bottle down outside of the water station area. Y
  • ou must pack out what you pack in.  

This event is open and free to the public. Please feel free to invite them to join you.
Only registered ruck participants will be allowed inside the ruck staging area and inside the stadium. 

Please note: All divisions are open to all ages and genders

Competitive Solo Ruck
Competitive 2-person Relay Team
Competitive 4+ person Relay Team
Honorary - No weight, lap card, awards, all fun! 


  • We will ruck rain or shine.
  • This time of year, the temperature can be hit or miss. Please come prepared with layers in case it's chilly before the race starts. 


Indoor restrooms are located inside the stadium. These bathrooms are accessible to ruck participants ONLY.


At the Memories of Honor tent, we will have our Wall of Gratitude, where you can write a note to your hero's family on your Fallen Hero Memorial Bib. These will be placed on the wall and later mailed to each family member. 



Q. I'm a civilian; what the heck is a RUCK March?

A. Put simply, it’s a walk, hike, jog with a pack loaded with gear, much like our military does during training and battle. 
Ummm... What is a time trial relay? It’s a race against the clock. You have 2 hours to complete as many laps as possible. One person from your team is out doing a lap while the other is in transition, waiting for their turn to ruck a lap. You do NOT have to trade off lap for lap. One team member can do multiple laps while the other rests. Your team will only be counted for fully completed laps.

Q. How are laps tracked?

A. We will have a countdown timer running. Each team is given one check-point punch card. Each time a time member completes a lap and their pack clears the weight test, the card will be punched, and the next lap can begin. If a team loses its punch card. They may continue the event, but their laps will not count toward the winner.

Q. How long is the event?

A. You and your team-mate have 2 hours to complete as many laps as you can. ONLY completed laps count towards your lap count. So, if the two hours expire while you are out completing a lap, that lap won’t count -- only the previous laps will count.

Q. What if I can’t do all three hours? Can I drop out?

A. Yes, you can stop at any time; however, you will only be counted for the number of laps you and or your team completed. If you are dropping out and going home, please let us know. 

Q. What if I have to drop out, but my partner wants to keep going?

A. Yes, but each team member must complete at least one lap each.

Q. Can I do the event solo, or must I be part of a 2-person relay team?

A. Individual ruckers are welcome.

Q. I’m slow. Can I still do the event, or will I be out of place?

A. Everyone and every walking/jogging pace is welcome.

Q. Are the teams broken up into age groups or genders?

A. No, everyone is playing on equal ground. Teams can be made up of any gender or age group.


Q. How long is the course?

A. The lap length is a surprise!!!


Q. Can I wear Headphones?

A. Yes, but you must remove them, or, at the very least, remove one earbud when you are coming through the checkpoint.


Q. Can I register for the event on race day?

A. Yes. 


Q. Can both team members be out on the ruck course at the same time?

A. One person must be the designated Rucker - per lap. However, if the other team member wants to make the loop with the designated rucker, they can. Please NOTE: that loop will still ONLY count as one lap for the team.

Q. Can I/we set up our own rest area in the start/finish/transition area?

A. Yes, you are welcome to set up an area inside our designated transition area. 


Q. Can I bring my dog with me or out on the course?

A. No. The stadium does not allow dogs on the premises or inside the stadium. However, ADA service animals are welcome anywhere. No other animals allowed, no exceptions. 


Q. Will the RUCK be canceled if it rains?

A. Nope, we are a go, rain or shine! 


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