What Makes RUCKFEST Special?
Ruck:Krew was the toughest team-based event I've participated in, also very well executed!!Utica, New York
Ruckfest was my favorite event of 2022. It was unique and challenging. It pushed my mental and physical limits. I will definitely be back in 2023 to compete and have fun all weekend.Monroe, New Jersey
Perfect blend of strength and endurance wrapped into a complete competition of grit!Columbia, Maryland
WELCOME TO RUCKFEST 2023!
We wanted to bring a festival of sorts and offer a few different events across 2 days. You can sign up for one event, or all three. See the breakdown below for each event and category. We will have on-site camping available, catering (separate cost), music and vendors on-site. We welcome your friends and family to come watch the events.
- RUCK: FUN (5K) - 8:00am
- RUCK: TRAIL (10k) - 8:00am
- RUCK: GAMES - 12:00pm **Athletes competing in RUCK: GAMES MUST also register for RUCK: TRAIL
- RUCK: FINALS - TBD
- RUCK: KREW - Start 7:00am - 3:00pm (Final Cut-off)
We offer registration for each event separately. However, you can sign up for both the RUCK:TRAIL and RUCK:GAMES for a combined price.
The RUCK:KREW team event is one price for the whole team. One person signs up as the captain and lists the team members during registration. If you do not have a whole assembled at registration, you simply put your own info in as a place holder.
NO ON-SITE Registration available.
RUCK: TRAIL - Saturday 9/23/2023
We are offering two different divisions.
FUN RUCK This is a non-competitive trail run. Expect a 5k+ course. You will not be officially timed nor have a weight requirement. You will however still earn a finishers award.
RUCK: TRAIL Expect a 10K+ Course. Competitors are required to have a 30LB (male) /20LB (females) weight plate or similar, in their ruck at all times. The ruck, water and food do not count towards the required weight. To make this easy, we suggest a single weight plate meeting that required weight.
RUCK: GAMES/FINALS - Saturday 9/23/2023
This is an competitive comprised of multiple events. Competitors are required to have a 30LB (male) /20LB females weight plate or similar in their ruck at all times. This will be a competitive series comprised of multiple events.
RUCK:GAMES/FINALS - Sat 9/23/2023 The FINALS event takes the top 8 male and top 8 females that competed in both the TRAIL and GAMES events. Again, you MUST compete in BOTH the TRAIL and GAMES events to be eligible for the FINALS. There are finisher’s awards and podium awards for the top 3 male and females.
Once the top 8 males and top 8 females have been determined. There will be an elimination round that will drop athletes down to 4 males and 4 females. After these 4 male and 4 female athletes compete in the semi-finals, we will then have one final battle between the top 2 male and top 2 females to determine who is your RUCK: FEST overall winner!!
There are finisher’s awards and podium awards for the top 3 male and females.
HUGE Shout out to our sponsors!!
- Brute Force
- Titan 6 Actual
All at the Ranch/Redding, CA
Redding Municipal Airport (RDD), CA
Ramada limited Redding/Red Roof Inn Redding
Reservations will be done through Mark Jones and on a first come first serve basis. 20 camp sites with fire its log rounds to sit on and a level 4x8 spot for a tent
No RVs due to limited space
Yes, food will be available on site. Working on a menu right now think breakfast lunch and dinner real simple food
Registration is open until 9/20 as per noted on Ultra signup
We spoke of 200
Yes, May 1st prices will increase
Men's and women for each event, No AG
Nope, just be one of the first to register
Tentative schedule on ultra-signup
All levels with a knowledge of basic sandbag movements. Nothing is scaled
Not this year, subject to change based off sponsor or outside contributions
1 Peter Sherman
1 Kelly Sullivan
2 Mark Neilan
2 Lisa Wawrzynowski
3 Caleb Tucker
3 Rachel Watters
4 Zack Wisnowski
4 Aliyah Emas
5 Christopher Vonhof
5 Kristi Kilhullen
6 Christopher Hoover
6 Megan Nettuno
7 Nicholas Lovendusky
7 Jenni Lung
8 Jonathan Hayes
8 Sun Makachinas