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Nearly Naked Ruck & Run - Minneapolis

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The Nearly Naked Ruck March is a fun event that raises money for the award-winning 23V Recon veteran transition program. Come out to support veterans in their battle against combat stress!

How to enter the Nearly Naked Ruck & Run - Minneapolis

  1. Ruck

    Run 10mi
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  2. Run

    Run 10mi
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Nearly Naked Ruck & Run - Minneapolis routes

  • Ruck or run the course - it follows a paved trail the whole way.
  • Ruckers carry weight on your back to represent the weight many service members carry in the battle against combat stress.
  • Runners don't carry weight - we'll have a race clock available for you to spot your finish time
  • Everyone FUNdraises! It costs $6,000 to send one veteran through our life-changing reconditioning program.
  • Expect a day full of live music, long underwear, superhero costumes, and food/drinks throughout the course #bringyourfunface

Event Details

What’s Included
  • T-Shirt
  • Free coffee
  • Finisher's Coin
Raceday Logistics
    • 8 AM registration, pick up shirts, enjoy a cup of coffee, and music
    • 9 AM run step off
    • 10:40 AM program
    • 11 AM ruck step off
    • Course is a 2.5-mile loop
    • Ruck or Run up to 4 loops (10 miles), whatever is significant for you
    • Those that complete the full distance receive an ALL THE WAY patch
    • Every mile you'll be greeted by a warming station with friendly volunteers, water, snacks, hot beverages, and music!
    • Dogs are welcome and will be well hydrated with their own "Dexter's LABoratory" watering station
    • No charge for kids in strollers or rucksacks :)
    • Ruckers sure to bring your own rucksacks, any style will do - or you can purchase a legit one from our partners at GORUCK by clicking this link (8% supports 23rd Veteran)
    • If you aren't familiar with rucking, we recommend carrying a max of 20 lbs - for those more experienced, cap it at 50 lbs
    • If you load your rucksack with canned goods and clothing, you can drop off at the finish line for local veterans in need.

Spectators are welcome!


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What is a ruck march?
A traditional military exercise carrying a weighted backpack over a distance. Our ruckers carry weight at the event to represent the weight many service members carry in the battle against combat stress.

Why Nearly Naked?
Because we make this traditional military exercise more fun and patriotic by wearing long underwear or superhero costumes and ruck in chilly weather with the purpose of serving our heroes.

The Nearly Naked After Party
Open to the community! Not just ruckers and runners!
From step-off until 4 PM
G.I. Joe's Food Truck
Live Music by The Luck
Beer Garden
And lots of good people that are here for the same reasons you are! To support an amazing cause...

Nearly Naked Ruck & Run - Minneapolis weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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