100 Mile Ruck March Challenge
Jim Black – 100 Mile Ruck March Athlete
I had a friend ask me if I was interested in doing 100 Mile Ruck and I said yes even though I didn’t really know what it was. I just love to see what I am capable of. Once I watched the video from 2022 and realized the impact this had on the racers and the kids and families at Sherrys House, my reason changed. I feel it my my duty being physically able to do something like this to go and find a way to raise as much money as I can for a charity that is helping families going through the hardest thing I could ever imagine. If one of my children were to ever have to go through what these children have gone through I would want to make sure this charity was there for them.
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.
100% of the proceeds go to Why Me & Sherry’s House a grass roots non-profit organization dedicated to providing love and support services to families with childhood cancer. It’s run in part by parents that lived this experience first-hand, the dedicated staff and volunteers understand what families with a pediatric cancer patient need and are passionate about services provided.
name: Andrew & Jane Abu
Have fun and be safe!