MANY WILL TRY...ONLY THE BEST WILL FINISH!

TEAM OF FOUR MEN = 50 LBS RUCK WOMEN = 35 LBS RUCK 10 KILOMETERS

About the The Ruck Challenge

The Ruck Challenge competition takes place on May 18th, 2019, and seeks to develop teamwork and esprit de corps among the veterans engaged in rehabilitative programs in our community by challenging other agencies to compete in an event of endurance, strength, and strategy. By competing, you recognize the sacrifice veterans made to serve our country and take an active role to heal the invisible wounds of service our veterans have suffered.

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Registration

The Ruck Challenge is directed towards law enforcement and other governmental agencies within the Inland Empire. Additional teams may apply and be considered. Full discretion for additional teams rests with The Challenge Committee. Team Registration Deadline is May 4th, 2018. The Ruck Challenge takes place on May 18th, 2019 at the American Legion Hall at Fairmount Park in Riverside, California.

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Sponsorship Information

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor of this year’s “The Ruck Challenge”? There are many sponsorship opportunities available and will sell out on a first come first serve basis.

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Our Sponsors / Supporters:

Stronghold Engineering
Provident Bank
U.S. ARMY
Mawardi Fund
Estefan M Encarnación, Esq.
Mission Inn Foundation
Rivers & Lands Conservancy
Riverside District Attorney Association
Riverside Sheriff Association
County of Riverside Veterans Services
Riverside Police Officer association
LCA
Print Pros
Blumenthal Law Offices
DAV
AMR
American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Dr. OLA B. MADSEN, Lifestyle Coach
Queen of Hearts Ranch
Riverside County Board of Supervisors
T-Mobile
88 Spirits Corporation
Lamar

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City of Riverside
Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario

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The Ruck Challenge In The News

How a Riverside nonprofit is helping Inland Empire veterans transition back to civilian life: When Sgt Major Gregory Coker retired, he knew he wanted to do something to help local veterans who were struggling with transitioning into civilian life.

 

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January 19, 2018, By Rebecca K. O'Connor / The Press-Enterprise

Ruck Challenge weighs in to help veterans in Riverside: At least 200 people took part in the 2017 Riverside Ruck Challenge on Sunday, May 28 in Riverside’s Fairmount Park.

 

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May 28, 2017, By Jeff Horseman / The Press-Enterprise

How an Eastvale man is helping veterans transition to civilian life: Between his stints in the Army and the Army reserves, retired Sgt. Maj. Gregory Coker spent 26 years, nine months and 11 days in service to his country.

 

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December 22, 2016, By Melanie C. Johnson / The Press-Enterprise

Ruck march raises money and morale for Veterans Court: More than 130 participants took part in a ruck march that pitted convicted veterans against law enforcement and court officials.

 

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May 24, 2015, By Bo Kovitz / The Press-Enterprise

RIVERSIDE: 2nd Annual Veterans Court 10K Ruck…: Photo coverage of the 2nd Annual Veterans 10K Ruck Challenge at Fairmont Park in Riverside, on Sunday, April 28, 2016.

 

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May 29, 2016, By Bo Kovitz / The Press-Enterprise

Convict vets get a chance to race the system: Riverside County Superior Court Judge Mark E. Johnson is tapping into his military background to build camaraderie among the veterans he supervises as head of Veterans Court.

 

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May 22, 2015, By Brian Rokos / The Press-Enterprise

THE CHALLENGE

We challenge all law enforcement agencies to participate in this 10K Ruck Challenge!

Proceeds go towards the Veterans Court to help fellow veterans when they need it the most.

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Ruck Challenge Photos

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“This competition is designed to separate the warriors from the wannabes. I fully expect my team to emerge victorious.”

Superior Court Judge Mark Johnson

Colonel, U.S. Army, Ret.