GORUCK Tribe: 2022 Summary – LIFE HAS RISK

Push Your Limits With Our Monthly Rucking Workouts

Since the first GORUCK Challenge in 2010, GORUCK has been synonymous with the harder path. To push yourself, and to be pushed daily. To find meaning in the beauty of shared pain, to seek challenges that demand growth, to serve something greater than yourself. To be a part of a real community of people pushing each other a little harder.

GORUCK Tribe is the next evolution of commitment — of mind, body, and spirit — to this harder path.

Tribe 2022, kicks off in January with the theme of the year being LIFE HAS RISK. Subscribe and each month you receive a new patch. In exchange, you must do the workout plan, do the mileage, and read the book.

Monthly Theme Explanation     Workout Significance Rucking Additional  Tasking Book
January RISK “Risk is like fire; if controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled it will rise up and destroy you.” – Theodore Roosevelt Miller Hero WOD

3 Mile Ruck


12 Rounds:

– 6 x Sandbag/Ruck Rows

– 6 x Burpee Squats (Full Burpee with Jump followed by Squat)

– 6 x 4 Ct Mountain Climbers

– 6 x Rucksack Getups


3 Mile Ruck

Robbie Miller was a Green Beret in the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the first Green Beret since Mogadishu to earn the Medal of Honor. The Hero WOD was designed by Robbie’s teammates. It’s a long one, with a 3 Miler on the front and the back ends.


Write down something positive that you want to do this year, and what you need to do to be ready. As opposed to cutting things out that you think of as negative, add a goal to your life that is positive. It works better.

The Mission the Men and Me  – Pete Blaber
February STRENGTH “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway “DT” Hero WOD

5 Rounds For Time:

12 Deadlifts

9 Hang Power Cleans

6 Push Jerks

Wear Ruck and use heaviest practical Sandbag

This month we will honor USAF SSgt Timothy P. Davis “DT” who was killed on February, 20 2009 supporting operations in OEF when his vehicle was struck by an IED. You pick the weight and if you want a single or a double serving of shared pain. 1 Miler , 2 Miler, 3 Miler, 4 Miler, 5 Miler – ALL TIMED at baseline weight for you, or 45/30 (heavy). At least 2 full days rest between each one. See how you do. None for the month of February A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
March COURAGE “A true warrior can only serve others, not himself…when you become a mercenary, you’re just a bully with a gun.” – Evan Wright “Harrison” WOD

15 minute AMRAP
3 Sandbag Hang Cleans
3 Sandbag press
6 push ups
12 sit ups

Fall of Baghdad – Generation KILL

2000m Ruck —

34 rounds

1 sb CLUSTER (sq clean + thruster)

3 Ruck Push Ups

5 mountain climbers

Same start and finish 2K

Sgt. 1st Class Calvin B. Harrison, 31, was killed Sept. 29, during a combat operation in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. He was a Special Forces medical sergeant assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

Harrison was born March 11, 1979, in Cleveland, Texas. He graduated from Jones High School in Coldspring, Texas, and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1998 as a psychological operations specialist. He served with the 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C., as a psychological operations specialist.

He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal (second award), the Purple Heart and the Meritorious Service Medal. Harrison is survived by two daughters, Azalia, Eleanna, and his parents, Jack Washington and Betty Harrison of Cleveland, Texas.

3x 3 mile Rucks using heavier than “normal” on all 3.

30 use 40/45/50

20 use 30/ 40/ 45

Courage is contagious. Reach out to at least 2 people and tell them why you believe they are courageous. Then do something that tests your courage, physically or mentally. Generation Kill by Evan Wright
April BREATHE “The greatest indicator of life span wasn’t genetics, diet, or the amount of exercise, as many had suspected. It was lung capacity.” – James Nestor “Piestewa” WOD

6 Rounds

400m Ruck

7 “Double Push Up” Get Ups with Ruck On

Hold Water in your mouth throughout the entire workout like Apache Run.

Lori Piestewa was the first Native American woman KIA. Ambushed in the attack where Jessica Lynch was taken POW. Her surname is derived from a Hopi language root meaning “water pooled on the desert by a hard rain”; thus, Piestewa (Hopi: [piˈɛstɛwa]) translates loosely as “the people who live by the water.” For this month’s Rucking challenge we will go heavier with #45/#30 or, if that’s too much, scale it back to #30/#20 or slick (no weight).

  • 3x 1 mile “Apache” rucks. Hold a mouth full of water and breathe only through your nose. Time each 1-mile ruck to measure your progress. If you swallow the water, start the ruck over or treat yourself to 1,000 burpees.
  • Ruck 1x 12 miler for time.
Dedicate 5 minutes a day to a breathing practice/meditative/box breathing technique. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
May REVERENCE “Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” – Henry David Thoreau MURPH Hero WOD

1 Mile Ruck

100 Pull-Ups

200 Push-Ups

300 Squats

1 Mile Ruck
All with (20/14lb)

Modification: Bent over sandbag rows (60/40) are a substitute for pull-ups.

In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, NY, who was killed in Afghanistan June 28, 2005. A U.S. Navy SEAL officer, Murphy was awarded the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan.

2 x 5 milers (timed) at baseline weight (usually 20/30#)

  • 5 miler
  • 5 miler retest

Either as standalone or combined with 5 milers above, ruck 2+ miles in the vicinity of a local cemetery. No noise, only respect.

Visit a grave and make an offering.

​Consider visiting a veteran’s grave as part of the UWVC Memorial Day #LestWeForget Ruck (special patch details forthcoming). Say their name so they are not forgotten. Render a salute or place your hand over your heart in a moment of silence. If you feel compelled to do more, placing a small American flag would be an appropriate tribute in honor of their service to our country.

Empire of the Sun Moon: by S.C. Gwynne
June DARE “Who dares, wins. Who sweats, wins. Who plans, wins.” – British Special Air Service (SAS) “Stirling Hero WOD”


Max reps ruck unbroken push-ups (30LB/20LB)

74 Ruck Lunges (30LB/20LB)

**If you don’t hit more than 5 push-ups, go slick (no weight).**

Score: Total number of push-ups in the 8 rounds.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Archibald David Stirling, DSO, OBE (15 November 1915 – 4 November 1990) was a Scottish officer in the British Army, mountaineer, and the founder of the Special Air Service. He saw active service during the Second World War. Learn More » 2 X 4 milers heavier than baseline weight

20LB baseline use 30/40/45LB
30LB baseline use 40/45/50LB
45LB baseline use 50/60/70LB

Retest: 3 miles to compare to your March month time

Dare to challenge yourself to do something new and then do it. (Film)

The Best Years of Our Lives

July REVOLT “Revolt is the right of the people.” – John Locke “KNOWLTON” HERO WOD:

17 Minute AMRAP

9 Ruck Upright Row

16 Ruck Swings

76 Paces Sandbag and Ruck Carry
​(#60/#40 & #30/#20)

Buy Out: Ruck 1 Mile Heavy
(as much weight as you can ruck for a mile)

Knowlton’s Rangers was a reconnaissance and espionage detachment of the Continental Army established by George Washington. Named after its commander, Thomas Knowlton, the unit was formed in 1776. Col. Thomas Knowlton was killed in action in the Revolutionary war on 9-16-1776. Learn More » Downwards Ladder (1 of each)

5 mile, 4 miles, 3 miles, 2 mile, 1 mile.

All mileage done with Event Standard weight for time.
(#30 for over 150lb body weight, #20 for under 150lb body weight)

The First Amendment of the US Constitution grants the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. This is a form of revolt.

Find a cause that you feel strongly about and petition the Government to make a change by writing a letter, signing a petition, or protesting peacefully.

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
August PEACE “Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa THE “13”:

PART 1: 
13min AMRAP
13 sandbag man makers
13 ruck lunges
Immediately after ruck 1 mile

At the 30 min mark (you have a time hack), complete the following:

13min AMRAP:
13 Sandbag get-ups
13 ruck push-ups
Immediately after ruck 1 Mile

Sandbag #80/#60
Ruck: #45/#30

Sandbag #60/#40
Ruck: #30/#20

Sandbag: #40/#20
Ruck: #20/#10

Honoring the 13 troops killed during the final days and withdrawal from Afghanistan:

Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo

Sgt. Nicole L. Gee

Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover

Cpl. Hunter Lopez

Cpl. Daegan W. Page

Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez

Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza

Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz

Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum

Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola

Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui

Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak

Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss

31 Total Miles. Broken down anyway throughout the month.

Aim for 31+ lbs as weight or stick to your Event Standard weight:

#30 for over 150lb body weight 
#20 for under 150lb body weight

Think about an area of your life where you are not at peace. Perhaps it’s with a relationship, your career, your fitness, or another aspect of your life. Write down three ways to attempt to obtain peace and put it on your bathroom mirror. How to Think Like a Roman Emperor:
The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

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