The cost to participate in the GrowRuck Tough Challenge is $150. This includes GrowSchool, GORUCK registration, a T-Shirt, and sweet patches. Please HC (hard-commit) by registering and making a deposit via the F3 GrowRuck website for $75 to https://f3nation.com/shop
/. You will use this link for your remaining balance, as well.The balance of $75 will be due June 21, 2019. Registrations made after June 21st will be at the full price. Registrations after July 19, 2019 may not be able to get a T-Shirt because of processing time.
The F3 Nation GrowRuck
What, you ask, is GrowRuck?
It’s simple: GrowSchool + GORUCK Tough challenge. In one weekend, you’ll get, 1stF + CSAUP + 2ndF + F3 Leadership Development & Training.
We rolled out GrowSchool in November 2016 as an offering for F3’s “Nomads” — workout locations that are on their way to becoming Regions and can use a little support and encouragement along the way.
After teaching through a couple of GrowSchools, we started to realize how important CSAUP events are to building 2ndF and the overall momentum toward a region. And no CSAUP event that we’ve ever seen has the same catalytic effect on 2ndF and F3 growth as F3 guys getting together to do a GORUCK Tough challenge.
So, we thought, why not combine the two?
GrowRuck will be led by a GORUCK Cadre and will be in all ways an official GORUCK Tough challenge, but the GrowRuck Cadre will tailor activities and the teaching to reinforce the GrowSchool curriculum and lessons. Dark Helmet, Uncle, and Slaughter will participate in the challenge alongside the rest of the pax.
Over the last several years, almost 600 men complete the GrowRuck in Jacksonville, Eastern North Carolina, New Orleans, Seattle, Chattanooga, Texas, Columbia, Toledo, Memphis, and Richmond.
A GrowRuck T-Shirt will be included with your registration as long as we have at least 60 participants.
The most frequent question asked when an F3 group begins to look into doing the Challenge is “do I need to buy a $300 backpack”. The short answer is no. A GORUCK ruck is not required, but GORUCK Rucks last — FYI: the Rucker model ($265) goes on sale from time-to-time & the F3 Ruck Club will have discounts that may work for the Rucker, depending on the month. Contact Winnebago @F3NationRuck at the end of the Pre-Blast. The 511 Rush 12 is a $99 version that some guys use. The 511 Rush 24 is slightly larger and slightly more expensive. Also, many guys pick up second-hand rucks at Army surplus stores, eBay, or Craigslist.
Another option is to Tweet with the hashtag #LendARuck and tag the @F3GrowRuck account in your tweet asking for a ruck, and someone from the F3Nation will answer the call (kinda like the Bat Signal) and ship you his ruck to use. In return, you’ll wash it and send it back to him with a sweet F3 Lend-A-Ruck patch.
Besides a ruck, you’ll need some bricks or a plate for weight, a headlamp, reflective PT belt, and a hydration bladder. See the official GORUCK Tough packing list or Ruck.Beer Packing list for all the required gear.
Our Event Facebook Page: Most comz will take place here at https://www.facebook.com/GAGrowRuck/. Feel free to join the page when you register. You can post updates as you train, ask questions, and most importantly “challenge” other regions here. Be sure to keep up with things here as our Cadre will post updates here that you will need to pay attention to.
The GORUCK Challenge – The link to GORUCK’s Tough page. Just look at things and get inspired.
All Day Ruckoff – by GrowRuck 04 Alumni, Brian Lohr contains many helpful links on training, equipment, and the podcast is informative. Consider following him on Twitter as well.
Pathfinder Ruck Training was started by F3 guys and is a solid training program for any GoRuck event.
F3 Nation Rucking on Facebook (closed group) and @F3NationRuck on Twitter are two key sources of information. Winnebago is the Q of that part of the Nation’s Ruck events.
You can always email [email protected] and Bono will either answer your questions or get you to the right person. Be sure to follow @F3GrowRuck on Twitter.