100 Mile Ruck March Challenge
100 Mile Ruck March – Jeremy Ahearn
This is my first time attempting a ruck outside of the normal average person’s everyday hike. I don’t like outdoor camping and 100 miles is a long journey. I am predicting that the weather this year will not be as pristine as last year and we will experience heavy downpours at some point. So, why would I even entertain this idea?
Simple. The short-lived discomfort that I will endure pales in comparison to the challenges that the children and families of Why Me & Sherry’s House face. I’m completing this challenge to shift the spotlight and awareness onto Why Me & Sherry’s House. This organization provides wonderful services and support for those who need help during a very difficult time. With the support of donors, volunteers, and athletes, I hope that we can make a significant contribution to the organization through this endurance event. While cancer can’t always be defeated, we can certainly work harder to make the experience less difficult. Please consider donating to my march along with learning about the history and story behind Why Me & Sherry’s House. Let’s do this together.
Not sure what this is all about?
A ruck march is a military term for walking with a weighted rucksack, essentially a big backpack, Rucking often implies traveling long distances while carrying what you need to survive.
The 100 Mile Ruck March Challenge is a military-inspired event, where a small group of Athletes will Ruck (hike) 25 miles a day for 4 days. Camping out each night on the farm of a local brewery and continuing the march at sunrise each morning. Athletes will carry everything they will need for this 4-day event on their backs, navigate the 100-mile course, cook their own meals, set up and break down their own camps each night, tend to their feet and bodies, all in an attempt to earn the coveted 100 Mile Ruck March Finisher Medal.