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The designated parking area is in lot 7, roughly 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile from the entrance gate. You may also park on the street where available. We will have a limited number of golf carts available for shuttle service. You will enter the stadium at Gate E at the top of the stairs/ramp (see map).
It is recommended that you arrive early to avoid delays.
Where tailgating meets the ruck march!
Please note that the honorary division does not receive lap cards. If you require our modified course due to physical limitations or if you are pushing a stroller, kindly register under the honorary division. If you have already registered within one of the competitive groups, we can assist you in changing your registration.
This event is open and free to the public. Please feel free to invite them to join you.
Please note: All divisions are open to all ages and genders
Indoor restrooms are located inside the stadium.
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. How do the laps work?
A. As you're finishing up your lap - you will see tables at Gate F.
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 possible. 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 two 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?
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!In the event of storms, we will follow the protocols set in place by GEODIS Park.