GORUCK and The DONNA Foundation have partnered to provide an exciting offering to DONNA Marathon Weekend! Again in 2020, the GORUCK Rucking Division available for all DONNA Marathon Weekend races. What is Rucking? Rucking is not only the foundation of Special Forces training, it’s an empowering fitness and social activity that encourages community-building with weight being the great equalizer. Rucking requires strength, endurance, and character — and builds it, too.

To participate as a rucker, select ‘Yes’ for the Rucking Division when you register for any DONNA Marathon Weekend event.

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GORUCK DONNA Marathon Weekend Amenities and Awards

In addition to the race amenities and a finisher’s medal, ruckers are also eligible for special awards provided by GORUCK.

  • Top overall male and female finishers in the rucking division of the Marathon will each receive a ruck
  • All rucking division finishers will receive a custom DONNA/GORUCK patch.

Is there a minimum weight requirement to ruck?

There is NO minimum weight requirement to ruck. It’s an honor system — challenge yourself! That being said, if you want to be eligible for the top finisher prize, you will need to adhere to these standards:

  • If you are under 150 lbs, carry a 10 lb weight and if you are over 150 lbs, carry 20 lbs.
  • Each participant will have a 10 or 20 lb Ruck Plate (or equivalent in non-consumable weight) in their rucksack at the start point.
  • GORUCK will verify weight at the finish line for top finishers. Look for the GORUCK team near the stage on on Sunday for weight verification.