100 Mile Ruck March – Jamie Cormier
I am very excited to take part in this amazing event after being a supporter last year, watching the successes, celebrations, and even the defeats! However, everyone came out stronger in the end, with the end goal to support Why Me!
Why Me is an organization that has been near to me since a young age. At the age of 11, with not a care in the world, a friend was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I can remember hearing about Why Me and the support they offered to his family throughout his treatment and hospitalizations, as well as afterwards, being a community of support for his family forever! As I grew older, and learned more about the organization, the decision has been easy to continue supporting and challenging myself each step up the way in honor of all the families and children that have benefitted from this amazing Massachusetts resource!
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.