Ruck the Ridge, 2023: 11/11/2023 08:30 AM – 02:00 PM-Ruck the Ridge, 2023:

Ruck the Ridge, 2023: 11/11/2023 08:30 AM – 02:00 PM-Ruck the Ridge, 2023:

Ruck the Ridge, 2023

11/11/2023 08:30 AM – 02:00 PM ET


The Blue Ridge School
273 Mayo Dr
St George, VA 22935


“Ruck hikes” are long, weighted hikes intended to challenge the participant mentally and physically. They are the military’s way of adding some adventure to a nice walk through the woods!  Our event combines the best features of ruck hiking, trail running, and adventure/obstacle course races.  Our unique RuckFest adds activities for the whole family such as food trucks, music, bounce houses, a petting zoo, and more. 

RUCK THE RIDGE is a great way to bring C’ville’s veteran, active duty, first responder, and civilian communities together to build resilience & have a good time in honor of service and sacrifice.  By taking on this challenge you are providing support to local military families and standing in solidarity with those who offer their lives to serve something greater than themselves.

Bring your own sturdy backpack or we will provide one.  Wear sturdy shoes or boots.  Bring a water bottle (we will have water refill stations at the start/finish and at several points on the course).  Customize your experience by choosing from three distance options, participate solo or as a team and choose how much weight to carry – 0, 10 lbs, 20 lbs, or 30 lbs (all weights are provided). 

*** We recommend that anyone who is not experienced with Ruck hiking be conservative in the weight they choose to carry.  Safety is a top priority.  There will be guides at each obstacle to provide coaching and assistance.  Feel free to skip or modify any obstacles that you are not comfortable with – remember, this is fun!.

SPECIAL RUCKFEST OFFERING – We are offering a climb on the Blue Ridge School’s 40-foot climbing tower as an additional event from noon until 2pm at RuckFest. Choose it as an additional session in the registration process or sign-up on-site for $10 (cash is appreciated; digital payment on-site should be available).

For additional information, please contact [email protected]

Online registration is open.  The event is limited to 180 participants – so sign up early to reserve your spot!

Registration fee includes parking and an event T-shirt for all registered participants.  Kids under 6 are free (not required to register).

Registration fees are $40 for individuals and $225 for teams.

If you’d like to help at the event rather than participate then use this registration form to let us know you’d like to volunteer to help!  Or, if you or your company would like to support this event via a sponsorship, please click here to review the sponsorship opportunities!

If you are registering for the Team Ruck, just enter a ‘1’ in the Team Ruck Quantity box below, you will be prompted to provide the names of each team member later in the registration form.