GORUCK Heavy Challenge – Austin, TX (HTL)
Date & Time
Friday, September 6, 2019 18:00
Your start point will be posted to this page and emailed to you at least one week before the event date.
This Heavy Challenge kicks off an HTL (Heavy, Tough, Light) weekend. Sign up for and complete all three Challenges to earn the coveted HTL patch and enter the pantheon of the most elite endurance athletes in the world.
“These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation.”
— President George W. Bush
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, changed America and the lives of Americans forever. Our Cadre conduct 9/11 Commemorative events around the country to honor and remember those we lost: the courageous First Responders and the soldiers who fought in the Global War on Terrorism. Cadre and all willing participants will share their 9/11 story: where were you, how did it change your life? Never Forget.
24+ HOURS, 40+ MILES. THE ULTIMATE TEAM EVENT. AVERAGE COMPLETION RATE: 50%
What to Bring:
> A rucksack aka backpack (GR1 or Rucker recommended)
> Ruck Plate = to your weight requirement
If you weigh >150 lbs = 30 lb. Ruck Plate (or equivalent)
If you weigh < 150 lbs = 20 lb. Ruck Plate (or equivalent) > Hydration Bladder: Source 3L recommended
> Nalgene bottle (1L) or equivalent (electrolytes recommended)
> Reflective Ruck Bands (or equivalent) on your ruck
> Headlamp with extra batteries
> One (1) Climbing Carabiner
> Dry Bag (or equivalent, such as a contractor bag) with a change of clothes. If you’re really cold, you’ll be really glad you have this. Be sure to bring one (1) pair of extra socks. You’ll carry this Dry Bag in your ruck.
Boots (worn) are recommended over sneakers, based on the support you need over all the miles and all the weight. Under no circumstances should you wear Gore-Tex or other “waterproof” boots or socks.
> Food aka lickies and chewies. Just don’t bring the whole Thanksgiving feast, it’s only 24+ hours.
> Photo ID and $20 cash just in case
> As a class, you need one (1) 50 lb. class weight and one American Flag. No wheels will be attached to the team weight and it must be in compliance with Special Forces Rule #1: Always Look Cool. Use your event’s Facebook page to meet your class, organize training, and coordinate team weight details.
> Flip-flops (not required) – upon completion of a GORUCK Heavy, it’s one of the seven great feelings in the world to take your shoes and socks off and put flip flops on. It also makes the hell-yeah-I-earned-my-patch beer taste even better.
Transfers & Refunds:
Refunds are not allowed for this event
Transferring registration to a different participant is not allowed
Transfers to a different event date can be accommodated if requested more than 7 days before the event
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