Happy Birthday #5 to the GORUCK Challenge!

The year was 2010 and you’d have to be crazy to think that an event like this would work:

  • No set distance
  • No set time
  • No published route
  • No finish line
  • No prize money

“And oh yeah bring a rucksack with bricks in it and a Green Beret will lead the class from start to finish. Want some additional information, here ya go with a smile: Details not forthcoming.”

Are you kidding me who signs up for that?

5 years later, here’s why crazy wasn’t so crazy I guess: The GORUCK Challenge is the best team building event, and the best leadership training you can get outside of the United States military.

But, and this is important, it’s not like bootcamp at all.

And the people are awesome and if you smile and show someone a good time they’ll tell their friends. And they have and they is you, so thank you.

Jason McCarthy
Founder, GORUCK


Celebrate with 40% OFF your next Light, Tough or Heavy Challenge. Click here to get your discount and sign up.


  1. Uri says:

    Happy 5th! man, The GRC brought my legs back, made me smile again, made me meet some of the best people I know and made me be better American.
    I’m happy I was there from the beginning, Jason. And I am still here.
    Here’s to the next 5 years… And more.

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