Ruck the Chuck

Sat November 11, 2023 Lake Charles, LA 70601 US Directions

Ruck The Chuck



8:30AM CST - 10:00AM CST
Open to ages 1 - 99.


8:30AM CST - 10:00AM CST
Open to ages 1 - 99.


Come join us for the second annual RUCK THE CHUCK 5K Ruck/Run/Walk!!

Participants are welcome to Ruck, Run, or Walk this 5K event.  

The event will take place on Veteran's Day, Saturday, November 11, 2023.  The starting location will be at the north end of Bord Du Lac located on the north end of the Civic Center in downtown Lake Charles.  Packet Pickup and Day of Registration will begin at 7:30 AM at the North end of Bord Du Lac.

We encourage ANYONE, and EVERYONE, to come out and help us honor all of those who have served this great nation! 

Here are a few suggestions to consider.


  • We highly encourage your ruck or pack to have an Internal or External Frame. 
  • If the individual weighs more than 150 lbs., he/she will carry 20 pounds including pack weight.
  • If the individual weighs less than 150 lbs., he/she will carry 10 pounds including pack weight.
  • Participants are encouraged to use non-perishable goods for the weight (Canned Goods, Rice, etc). Food Items will be collected at the finish line and will be donated to a local Food Pantry. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE CANNED GOODS FOR THE RUCK
  • Please DO NOT use expired food items.
  • Please keep labels on food items in their original state. Duct-taping canned goods together is allowed. (Place cans in a bag and then tape to keep from ripping off labels)
  • Participants CAN NOT use rocks or logs that can be picked up along the course.

ALL proceeds for this event will go to a nonprofit that helps veterans and their families.

5K will occur rain or shine!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Candace Boyt at



900 Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, LA US 70601

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