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GORUCK Tribe: 2021 Summary – SEEK PAIN

Since the first GORUCK Challenge in 2010, GORUCK has been synonymous with the harder path. To push yourself, and to be pushed. 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 officially begins January 2021, with the theme of the year being SEEK PAIN. Subscribe and each month you receive a new patch. In exchange, you must do the workout, do the mileage, and read the book.

Here is a run-down on the GORUCK Tribe 2021 programming for each month of this year. We’ll update it here so you have one place to keep track of it.


SEEK PAIN – 2021
Monthly Theme Explanation     Workout Significance Rucking Additional  Tasking Book
January PAIN “We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”

— C.S. Lewis

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
Developed by Medal of Honor Robbie’s brothers in arms in 3rd Special Forces Group. 1 mile/day. 5 mile penalty ruck per day missed. Baseline weight. Reach out to and connect with one person you haven’t been in contact with in too long. Ruck with them, side by side, or virtually (phone call) while rucking. TRIBE by Sebastian Junger
February LOVE Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. — John 15:13 IWO JIMA
2 rounds (Scaled up: 6 rounds)
19 Sandbag Cleans
300m Ruck
45 burpee step ups
300m Ruck
2 rounds = 2 strategic objectives on Iwo Jima Scaled up: 6 rounds (6 Marines in the iconic Iwo Jima photograph) 19 Cleans= 19Feb was first day Distance is equal to the total runway distance of South Field 45 burpee step ups = year and “I’m stepping up, he sees me, I’m down.” 4 x 5 Miler Write and send 4 handwritten letters. One of which attempts to make amends. Warrior’s Creed by Roger Sparks
September DUTY
October CHAOS

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