Ruck 4 Freedom


Feb 11 2023

Join us for the inaugural Ruck 4 Freedom!

Ruck 4 Freedom is an honorary Ruck where Active Duty Military, Veterans, First Responders and a Community, come together to do something uncomfortable to show our Armed Forces the gratitude we have for our Freedom.

Based off of a Military tradition, participants will have the option to wear a weighted backpack and participate in a 5K Ruck Walk. For those that don’t want to wear the ruck you can sign up to run or walk the 5K.

RUCK 4 FREEDOM will give all of us the opportunity to do something hard to give back to those who give have given so much.

Please join us as we walk a 5k. We will all carry a backpack and walk Side by side with our Soldiers, as well as each other.

As a community we are strong, our Freedom is safe, and this will give us the opportunity to show our Service Members, family, and friends that we are willing to give our time and be a little uncomfortable to say thank you.

I invite you to join us, be a sponsor, create a team, and be part of the day that will show our gratitude for the freedom we all love.

The official charity of RUCK 4 FREEDOM is HOPE Mental Health Foundation. Funds will be used to benefit the mental health of Soldiers, and their families through the gift of therapy. This event will also contribute to Delta Dogs, a Foundation that provides service dogs to our Veterans.

How to Pack your Ruck!

Training for the Ruck!

Race Day Information

Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 7:00am.

We accept cash, check, and credit cards on race day

Race day pricing will be: $50

Stroller friendly event. Strollers MUST start at the back of the pack.

Leashed pet friendly event.

No motorized vehicles, bicycles, wagons, etc are allowed on the ruck course.

Due to the common start/finish line, there is no bag check for this event.

The course will take you through dedicated running trails (all asphalt and concrete), starting and ending at the American Leadership Academy – meaning no need for transportation before or after the race just to get back to your car!

Please note – this is an open use trail system and does not close for our event.

This event will take place rain or shine. There are no refunds or transfers due to weather.

Course Map

5K Course Map

Packet Pickup Opportunities

Packet Pick-up is available on Friday, February 10th from 3-6pm at Caddie Shack (map)

Caddie Shack is located at 4588 S Higley Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Race Day Packet Pick-Up will be available beginning at 7:00am.

Event schedule


  • February 10 3:00 PM – Packet Pick-up at Caddie Shack in Gilbert from 3-6pm
  • February 11 7:00 AM – Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens
  • February 11 8:00 AM – 5K Begins
  • February 11 8:45 AM – Award Ceremony Begins


Feb 11 2023


8:00 AM - 11:00 AM




American Leadership Academy, Queen Creek, AZ
23908 Hawes Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Ruck 4 Freedom


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