GORUCK Light is an introduction to the team-based training found in Special Operations. It is also much less grueling than our original event, the GORUCK Challenge. Your class will consist of up to 30 participants (aka members of your new GORUCK family). One Cadre, an experienced member of Special Operations, will teach leadership as your class overcomes adversity to become a team. (Team being a very important word. GORUCK Light is a team event, never a race).
GORUCK Light takes place over 4-5 hours, and you will cover roughly 7-10 miles. You will also smile. A lot. We promise.
Recently Amy, Brooke, and Mary took on GORUCK Light. Here’s their story as told by Brooke…
We spent the first hour or so doing push-ups, squats, inch worms, bear crawls, and a litany of other bodyweight movements, all while awkwardly carrying our packs. From there we carried logs, carried each other (Amy was the “casualty” and had to be carried a lot, so she’s a little more beaten up), and eventually went to the ocean for some flutter kicks, more push-ups, crawling through, digging, and getting covered in sand. The packs got heavy. Over 7+ hours of continuos activity we earned our GORUCK Light badges, and the best part, Mary presented them to Amy and I.
You’re physically capable of a lot more than you think, but your mind controls it all. We were wet, cold, hungry, and covered in sand and dirt, but we applied our training, got comfortable being uncomfortable, and pushed on. GORUCK is another example of how all the strength you develop in the box, physical and mental, translates to life, and makes challenges like these more manageable.
September 4, 2013
Strength: Bench Press 3-3-3-10+
(work up to a heavy triple, use 75% of that for a max rep set)
15 Deadlifts (225#/155#)
20 Box Jumps (24″/20″) – recommend no rebound