The 9th Annual Veterans Run will be Saturday, November 13th at the Depot Green in Muskogee's Depot District. We are excited to be at a new location and to be adding a "Ruck" challenge event. Read below for more information about the Ruck + Run. Between the three events (1 mile Fun Run Walk, 5k Run, and 5k Ruck + Run) we have something for everyone! This run will honor retired and active duty service men and women.
This event is hosted by the Sadler Arts Academy 7th and 8th Grade with the help of City of Muskogee and the Muskogee Running Club. Thank you for your interest in this event and supporting the Sadler Arts Academy.
When: November 13th, 2021 at 8:00 am. Registration & Packet Pick up will start at 6:30 am
Where: The New Depot Green at 3rd & Elgin in Muskogee
Events and Cost: 5k or 5k Ruck + Run is $30 for pre-registration or $35 for race day registration. 1 mile Fun Run/Walk is $15 or $20 on race day.
5k Course Map: There is a new USATF Certified Course in the works - Check back soon for the course map.
T-Shirts: T-shirts for all Pre-registered runners. Shirts for race day signups are first come first serve
Awards: Finishers medals to all finishers of the Fun Run, 5k Run, and 5k Ruck + Run. We also have awards for the farthest traveled, largest ruck group, oldest veteran, and youngest current serving military.
SO WHAT EXACTLY IS A RUCK AND WHAT IS THE RUCK + RUN CHALLENGE????
A ruck, or ruck sack, is military term for large backpack of gear that is used in training and on the battlefield. The Ruck + Run Challenge requires men to wear a 45 lb minimum ruck and women to wear a 35 lb minimum ruck. In addition to carrying the extra weight, participants will stop at some challenge stations along the 5k route. Each participant must provide their own ruck.
You can sign up as an individual or do this as a team. You can create a team when registering and then share the team name with others who you would like to join your team.
Contacts for Questions about this Event:
Beth Plumlee 918-913-1366 Beth.firstname.lastname@example.org
Monica Skaggs 918-869-1236 email@example.com