Details will be updated as we get closer to the event date.
Ruck ‘N’ Run is a motivating “boot camp” style walk/run that’s drastically challenging the definition of the average 5K and those that attempt to compete.
Through just 2 past Ruck ‘N’ Run events, $6,500 and 3,177lbs of food was donated to local Veteran organizations!
Ruck ‘N’ Run brings together Veterans and Civilians in a fun, motivating yet challenging event to honor those who serve(d).
Ruck ‘N’ Run is a walk/run event with a little extra. Ruckers ruck (walk with their own rucksack/backpack) Runners run (do not wear a rucksack/backpack)
There are 5 stations along the route where participants must complete a set of exercises before continuing (push ups, bodyweight squats, etc.). Specific info below, under Route.
A friendly competition between U.S. Military branches will determine which branch finished with the fastest time for both Ruckers & Runners. Be sure to mark the branch you serve(d) in during registration to include your time in this competition.
Event shirts: Register before October 15, 2017 to guarantee you get an event t-shirt.
Packet Pickup: Thursday, November 9 at 12pm – 7pm Fleet Feet Sports Springfield (Formerly Ultramax Sports) 1254 E Republic Rd Springfield, MO 65804.
Friday, November 10 at 4pm – 8pm Ruck ‘N’ Run Base Camp 1100 W HWY 174 Republic, MO 65738
Printed or electronic copy of your confirmation email and photo ID is required to confirm registration and receive event packet. Payment must be made online or the morning of the event, during packet pick up. Cash is accepted. Check must be made payable to “Ruck ’N’ Run.” Receipts given upon request. After packet pickup, participants can set up overnight camp (optional) at Ruck ‘N’ Run Base Camp. If you used a coupon code, you must present proof of affiliation (e.g. Military ID if you received a military discount).
Ruck ‘N’ Run will not be responsible if you miss the start of the event due to registration delays on Saturday morning.
There’s nothing like Veterans gathered around a fire pit. Just ask anyone that deployed. Join us at the fire pit after you register. Stay as long as you want, even camp out!
Camp out (optional): Gather around the fire pit to connect with other participants. Camping is at your own risk and we are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Bring your own camping supplies. If you would like to, bring the family. At least 1 participant per campsite (tent, RV, camper, etc.). Campers and RVs are welcome but utility hook ups are not available. Offsite disposal is your responsibility. Only fires in designated areas will be allowed in accordance with the Republic Fire Department.
The main event is Saturday, November 11, ON Veterans Day Wake Up: November 5th at 5:30am. Listen for the bugle to play “Reveille.” Please use this time to break camp. However, feel free to break camp after RNR is complete.
Late registration will close at exactly 7:20am on November 11.
Late Packet Pickup: At RNR Base Camp; Saturday, November 11, 7am – 7:20am. It is strongly recommended that you register and pick up your packet on or before Friday, November 4, to avoid potential long lines and significant congestion on Saturday. Your bib will have a white sticker on it. This is your time tracking chip. There is no need to return this bib/sticker as it is disposable.
Opening Ceremony: Listen for the bugle to play “Assembly” to signal to gather at the stage 7:20am. At 7:30am we will sing our National Anthem, honor the fallen (“Taps”), and end the opening ceremony in prayer.
Participants: Please treat others as you want to be treated. Please police up after yourself to reduce environmental impact. Runners may choose to run toward the left of the lane as they pass Ruckers.
Runners: Start time is 8:00am Ruckers: Start time is 8:15am
There is no minimum or maximum to the weight allowed in rucks. How much canned goods can you safely carry? Participants provide their own rucksack.
During RNR: The route is not blocked off to traffic. Feel free to call up “vehicle from the rear” for safety, as you see fit.
Ruck N Run route map The starting line is at the dead end on Meadowview Lane. This is also the finish line. Each participant must stay on the designated route. The route is 5.56K. There are 5 stations along our route. All participants (Ruckers & Runners) must complete the prescribed exercise at each station before continuing. The stations are designed to be completed without the necessity of ruck removal. Participants may choose to remove their ruck to complete the station. However, the challenge is to keep the ruck on, as this adds weight to the exercise. Safety first. These exercises are done on the “honor system.” It is highly recommended that each participant practice these 5 exercises along a 5.56K route on their own time, prior to the event.
There are 2 options to choose from; 10 reps OR 25 reps of the station exercises. 25 reps if you are competing for a medal.
After Route Completion: Once each participant finishes the event, they are encouraged to cheer on others (from the sidelines) of the finish line. Please stay clear of the actual finish line/lane. Please take canned goods to the designated donation area.
Closing Ceremony: Announcements will be made to assemble at the stage. Finisher’s medal for all participants. Placement medals will be presented to those that finish 1st, 2nd, & 3rd (fastest time) within specific categories (e.g. male/female, rucker/runner, etc). To be eligible for placement medal, participant must complete 25 reps at each station.
Form a team with a minimum of 4 to compete as Ruckers or Runners (one or the other). The team with the fastest 4 wins the team plaque.
Door prizes will be drawn by bib numbers.
Registration for next year: Receive 10% off next year’s RNR when purchased at the event on November 11, 2017.
Medical Assistance: In case of an emergency, call 911.
Communication: Cell phone roster for volunteers will be provided.
Email list: Would you like to receive information about next year’s RNR? Tell us your thoughts. Do you have any feedback or ideas to make RNR 2017 even better? Please contact RNR at firstname.lastname@example.org
Inclement weather: In the event of inclement weather, our contingency plan is to hold the event on Saturday, November 25th with packet pickup on Friday, November 24th. Inclement weather has to be crazy weather. Rain, cold, and snow won’t stop this event.
Refunds: All entry fees are non-refundable.
The information mentioned above is subject to change and we will do everything we can to communicate any changes in a timely manner.