Goruck Light Challenge February – San Antonio, TX
Remember the Alamo
“Commandancy of the The Alamo, February 24th, 1836: To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World—Fellow Citizens & compatriots—I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna—I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man—the enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken—I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls—I shall never surrender or retreat.
Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch—the enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country—Victory or Death.”
–William Barrett Travis, .Lt. Col. comdt.
Led by a Special Operator intimately familiar with Texas history, your Challenge will follow the Mexican Army advance and subsequent Battle of the Alamo. History class meets a Challenge worthy of their sacrifice: learn about Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, and Santa Anna while carrying heavy stuff with great people in the great state of Texas.
4-5 HOURS, 7-10 MILES. LIGHT = FUN ON A TEAM. AVERAGE COMPLETION RATE: 100%