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About the The Ruck Challenge

The Ruck Challenge (TRC), now in its 8th Annual 10K 5K competition, aims to foster teamwork and camaraderie among veterans engaged in rehabilitative programs in our community. It challenges various agencies to compete in an event that tests endurance, strength, and strategy, all while honoring the sacrifices veterans have made in serving our country.

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Get ready to make a difference! Sign up now for the 2024 TRC. Join us in TRC 2024 5K 10K and honor our Veterans. This event is a chance to unite in support of those who’ve served and raise awareness of the invisible scars of war they bear. Your registration directly aids Veterans coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, substance abuse, and sexual trauma. Let’s rally together for a cause that truly matters. Register today!

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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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Ruck Challenge Participants

Our Sponsors / Supporters:

Stronghold Engineering
Provident Bank
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
Print Pros
Blumenthal Law Offices
American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Dr. OLA B. MADSEN, Lifestyle Coach
Queen of Hearts Ranch
Riverside County Board of Supervisors
88 Spirits Corporation

City of Riverside
Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario





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

Stronghold Engineering Gives Back To Our Veterans: This past holiday season, the Charity Committee worked hard together in finding a local organization that helped and benefited our Veterans. To the their fortune, the committee met Gregory R. Coker, the Founder and CEO of Reaching New Heights Foundation in Riverside, CA.


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January 16, 2018, By Stronghold Engineering

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

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

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

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

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


We challenge all law enforcement agencies to participate in this 2024 5K 10K!

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.