2nd Annual Ruck ‘N’ Run (5.56K walk/run)

Welcome back! Are you ready for the 2nd Annual Ruck ‘N’ Run?     Sign Up

A motivating “boot camp” style walk/run that’s drastically challenging the definition of the average 5K and those that attempt to compete.

Last year, you helped raise $3,000 and 930 lbs of food for local Veteran organizations!
With your help, we can double it this year!

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 walk with their own rucksack/backpack.
Runners 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.

Raising Awareness & Benefiting These Local Veteran Organizations:
1. Camp Hope
a. Fifty percent (50%) of entry fees from the November 5, 2016 RNR event will be donated to Camp Hope, a 501(c)3 that provides a retreat for military Veterans wounded in the War on Terror.
b. Donations can be made directly from the Camp Hope website: Camp Hope

2. Home at Last (a program of The Kitchen, Inc.)
a. During the November 5, 2016 RNR event, canned goods provided by RNR participants will be donated to Home at Last (a program of The Kitchen, Inc.) serving Veteran families who are homeless or would be homeless but for this assistance. Our participants are asked to carry canned goods in their rucks during the event. At the end of the event, the canned goods will be unloaded from their rucks.
b. Donations can be made directly from their website: Home at Last

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 5, 2016 to guarantee you get an event t-shirt.

Packet Pickup:
Thursday, November 3rd at 12pm – 7pm
Fleet Feet Sports Springfield (Formerly Ultramax Sport)
1254 E Republic Rd
Springfield, MO 65804.


Friday, November 4th 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 5th
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 5th.

Late Packet Pickup: At RNR Base Camp; Saturday, November 5, 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 center 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

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.

1. Push ups
2. Jumping Jacks
3. Mountain Climbers
4. Body Weight Squats
5. Burpees

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 5th, 2016.

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 2016 even better? Please contact RNR at info@rucknrun.org

Inclement weather: In the event of inclement weather, our contingency plan is to hold the event on Saturday, November 19th with packet pickup on Friday, November 18th. 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.

Join us in thanking our 2016 Sponsors!

Law Office of Doug Fredrick: www.fredricklawoffice.com

Mid Missouri Bank: www.midmobank.com

 Drury University – College of Continuing Professional Studies: www.drury.edu/ccps

Ikthoos: www.Ikthoos.org

Central Bank of the Ozarks

Central Bank of the Ozarks: www.centralbank.net


Express Press: www.express-press.net

The BEST COFFEE in the world provided by:
Brick & Mortar Coffee: www.brickandmortarcoffee.com