Go Ruck Route 66 Marathon patch Tulsa


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?


  1. Heather on August 22, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    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?

    • cheryl on August 25, 2019 at 7:37 pm

      You can ruck any of our races and yes, rucking takes place during our regular race schedule.

  2. Sarah Martin on August 25, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Can we ruck just the half? Or does it have to Be the full maRathon?

    • cheryl on August 25, 2019 at 7:35 pm

      Hey Sarah, You can Ruck any of our races

  3. Katherine on August 28, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    what will the weight be?

    • cheryl on August 28, 2019 at 8:40 pm

      Your choice, but a minimum of 10lbs

  4. Karl on August 31, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Can you do it with a weighted vest or does it have to be a backpack

    • cheryl on August 31, 2019 at 10:54 pm

      Can you email us info@route66marathon.com We’ll have our Ruck team director answer that.

    • John Richard Tackett on September 12, 2019 at 7:49 pm

      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.

      • cheryl on September 13, 2019 at 5:06 am

        1- Weight is 10-20 lbs, but more is fine
        2- Any backpack is acceptable
        3- Must use a backpack, no weight vests

        • Rucker on September 16, 2019 at 7:29 pm

          10-20 pounds??
          What kind of challenge is that?
          In training we do 35 pound minimum.

          • cheryl on September 20, 2019 at 8:48 pm

            You can Ruck as much as you want

  5. Trent on September 16, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    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?

    • cheryl on September 20, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      The Double is
      5k and Half Marathon or
      5k and Marathon
      You get both of medals, swag, and a special doubler challenge coin

  6. Jacque on October 3, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    So you receive the patch doing either the half or the full?

    • cheryl on October 4, 2019 at 1:11 am

      That’s correct.

  7. Chris on October 16, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I am already registered for the race. I am doing the half marathon, how do you add rucking to this?

  8. Tina gray on November 29, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    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

    • cheryl on November 30, 2019 at 12:07 pm

      Hi Tiffany, Send Michael a message

      • Michael Welborn on May 28, 2020 at 7:40 pm

        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 greencountryruckers@gmail.com for more information.

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