100 Mile Ruck March Challenge
Michael Ethier – 100 Mile Ruck March Athlete
After donating to a friend who completed the 100 Mile Ruck March last year, I was amazed by the courage it took these amazing athletes. When I saw the speakers at one of the breweries, I realized my daughters friend was someone who benefited from Sherry’s House / Why Me when she was battling cancer. I had to do more this year. I’ve been peppering my buddy with questions since I watched the movie on youtube. I bought a pack and have been rucking every chance I get. I will turn 50 later this year and I need a challenge. What better way than to challenge myself by helping this wonderful organization to help these amazing families in the battle of their lives. Day 4 goes right by my house, I will fight the urge to jump in the pool.
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.
You got this Mike