6th Annual | Ruck to Remember | 60 to 60
The 60 to 60 is a 60 and or 6 mile hike / ruck but more so a mission of remembrance, to honor, empower & never forget the sacrifices made by our war fighters past & present over Memorial Day Weekend.
Once you sign up for the 60 mile mission - You will join a team of patriots, young and old alike – led by at R2R Team Leader – all driven by a patriotic passion that begins with the very first step and continues to cement a deep bond and friendships that will build as you complete the mission and beyond.
The 60 mile mission begins at the base of the Iwo Jima War Memorial early Saturday morning May 27th - where you are then placed into your assigned teams (you will know before hand too) and driven out to Harpers Ferry, WV. From here - you, your team and team leader step out on mission - never looking back - each step up and over the mountain will remind you why you signed up to honor and empower those that gave all on this very emotional and powerful journey of remembrance.
Ruck to Remember Memorial Day Mission: 60 to 60
You will be assigned to a team based on the pace you select when registering. If you desire to be placed on a team with a friend / family member – please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org after you register.
All 60 mile team members will muster at the 0500 on Saturday May 27th at the Iwo Jima War Memorial (Parade Deck).
Before loading busses - everyone will receive a welcome & safety brief, then all teams will be driven out to Harpers Ferry, WV where the teams will embark on the Mission – traversing, i.e., Hike/Ruck over the rugged terrain of the Appalachian Trail and continuing down through the landscape of Northern Virginia via the WO&D Trail where they will stop on planned strategic breaks to refuel and share in the Stories of Valor segment of the 60 to 60 mission.
Together over Saturday and Sunday the Teams will continue the mission down to Arlington, VA to meet with the team members of the Final (8) miles.
Note: The Final Miles - Team Members must meet at the Iwo Jima War Memorial Parade day at 3 am on Monday May 29th.
Then together, as one team you will take part final Stories of Valor at the base of the Iwo Jima War Memorial and together step off on the final miles of the 2017 RUCK TO REMEMBER 60 to 60 Mission – The Team will complete their mission in the early hours of Memorial Day morning as they descend down into Washington DC – pushing through the National War Memorials & over Memorial Bridge & finally into Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery – continuing the mission to Ruck to Remember – Never Forgetting the Sacrifices made.
Note: All Teams come together at the respected RPs - and all finish together in the final miles - in a massive formation - Honoring - Empowering - Never Forgetting our Warriors of War.
TEAM PACE Options (mph)
3.5 – 4.0
2.5 – 3.5
2.0 – 2.5
Team Athlete’s are not required to pack additional weight beyond that of the required gear list (see below). If you do decide to add additional weight please email us at email@example.com with any questions on how to pack, and train for the weight & distance.
Early Need to know Dates
Friday – May 26, 2017
1600 – All Teams (60 and 6 mile) are required Mission Check-In and optional Meet & Greet Social @ Hyatt Centric, Arlington VA.
1600-1900 – Check-In / Team T Shirt Handout
1900 – Founders Mission Brief
Saturday – May 28th
0500 – Teams Check in at Iwo Jima War Memorial w/all required gear
- Welcome/Safety Briefing
0530 – Load Busses (movement to Harpers Ferry WV)
0800 – Teams arrive in Harpers Ferry WV (Mission Brief)
0815 – Teams Depart in assigned timed intervals
1600 – Estimated Time of Arrival at Purcellville VFD
1630 – Dinner - Hosted by Mission BBQ
1800 - Stories of Valor
2200 - Rack Ops
Sunday – May 29th
0430 - Wake Up / Clean up
0500 - Step Off
1200 – Arrival at Old Ox Brewery
1230 - Lunch (Pizza)
1330 - Social (Fam/Friends)
1500 - Stories of Valor
1800 - Form for Departure
1830 - Final Remarks
1900 – Team’s Muster for Bus movement to Vienna, VA
Monday – May 30th (Memorial Day)
0300 - Est. Arrival to Iwo Jima War Memorial
0430 - Meet with Final Mile Team Members
0500 - Stories of Valor
0530 - Final Miles
0900 - Est. Arrival at ANC
0930 - Silent movement to Section 60
More details on scheduling can be found at www.rucktoremember.org
BOOK YOUR ROOM – Park your Car near the Start Point
Team Hotel – Hyatt Centric (Arlington, VA)
There is no fundraising commitment in 2017 – But you must join the 60 to 60 Crowdrise Team page by February 15 – and help raise awareness, in addition to what you want to raise by way of funds - Honestly we do this to not only help families of the falling and to empower those coming home with wounds of war – but also to extend our mission awareness. However, whether you raise $5 or $5000 – you are a member of the Team that will be part of our mission to raise awareness -
Join OEW or RWB's Charitable Team
60 mile Team Member Required Gear / Packing List:
Tan / Khaki Hiking pants (must be work at all times)
You will be issued the Team T Shirt at Check (60 mile Team members only)
Water – we recommend a Camelbak/bladder system at least (2) 100 oz bladders is required. (must be refillable)
USG issued ID
Head Lamp w/white lens
3 – 8 hr Green Chem Light / Glow Stick (Green light sticks are accepted)
Durable shoes w/Extra Socks – if you plan to change them
Safety Kit to include Cold Pack
Change of socks - we recommend 5 pair
· Back up batteries
· Cell Phone (water proof it if you bring it).
· Extra cash – we will have plenty of breaks and stopping points
- Snacks / Food - you will be provided food at 2 RPs (Sat PM, Sunday afternoon) please bring enough food / snacks to sustain yourself in between.
· Body glide, Chap stick, Sunscreen
REMEMBER - Signing up is the first step and the hardest –
Please join the Ruck To Remember Facebook Community Page where team members will collaborate on gear, strategy, and fundraising ideas! Either way getting to know your teammates, early is always a good thing!
Ruck to Remember | 60 to 60 Community Page
If you have any questions concerning the Ruck to Remember or want to support it in another way – please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org This Mission of Remembrance starts with ensuring everyone is prepared