RUCK the ROUTE!
Looking for a new way to rock the Route this year? You can officially ruck the Route for the first time ever! The Williams Route 66 Marathon is proud to announce our partnership with GORUCK as an official rucking event for 2019. Just what is rucking? Rucking is walking with a weighted pack on your back. It’s the cornerstone of special forces training in the United States! Rucking burns three times the calories of walking without the impact of running. In fact, GORUCK calls it “cardio for people who think running sucks.”
GORUCK also distributes patches to finishers of their officially rucking events, and these patches are always earned – never given! To earn yours, you’ll need to complete the Williams Route 66 Marathon within the time limit of 7 hours (approximately 16:30 per mile pace) wearing an official rucksack meeting GORUCK criteria. You’ll earn our finisher’s medal, too!
Interested? Click here to register and select “rucking” on the “Choose your desired Individual Division” section. You’ll be good to ruck on race day!
What is Rucking?
Do you have to ruck the full marathon to get the goruck patch?
Can you ruck either distance (1/2 or full)?
does the rucking take place on sunday, concurrently with the other races?
where are the standards for the ruck sack found?
You can ruck any of our races and yes, rucking takes place during our regular race schedule.
Can we ruck just the half? Or does it have to Be the full maRathon?
Hey Sarah, You can Ruck any of our races
what will the weight be?
Your choice, but a minimum of 10lbs
Can you do it with a weighted vest or does it have to be a backpack
Can you email us firstname.lastname@example.org We’ll have our Ruck team director answer that.
If it is like other GORUCK events I have participated in, weighted vest do not qualify. But it does not need to be a GORUCK rucksack.. if you have a 5.11 bag, that will work as well.
1- Weight is 10-20 lbs, but more is fine
2- Any backpack is acceptable
3- Must use a backpack, no weight vests
What kind of challenge is that?
In training we do 35 pound minimum.
You can Ruck as much as you want
Can someone explain the “Double” in registration? Is this for a pair of runners/ruckers?
If you register as a double, does each person get the finisher’s medal or do they share one?
The Double is
5k and Half Marathon or
5k and Marathon
You get both of medals, swag, and a special doubler challenge coin
So you receive the patch doing either the half or the full?
I am already registered for the race. I am doing the half marathon, how do you add rucking to this?
Shoot us an email email@example.com and we’ll get you taken care of
I rucked the 1/2 marathon last week, but couldn’t find where the patches were being passed out. Is there someone i can contact to get my patch? Tia
Hi Tiffany, Send Michael a message
If you successfully rucked the 2019 Route 66 Marathon 5k, Half or Full races but did not receive your GORUCK finisher’s patch, we are having a Patch hand-out and meet-up this weekend, May 30 and 31, 2020. Join our group on Facebook, @GCR Members / Tulsa Area Ruck Crew for meet-up event details, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.