Chicago Veterans 4th annual Ruck March!
Last year over 1,200 veterans, family members & supporters, laced up their boots and strapped on their backpacks to Ruck 22 Miles to honor and remember those we lost at home and on the battle field.
A new study released this year shows the number of veteran suicides have dropped from 22 to 20 veterans a day. What we and other organizations are doing collectively is making a difference. So on May 26th 2017, we will be hosting our 4th annual Ruck March but this year we are rucking 20 miles!
Together lets raise awareness of veteran suicide and help end this epidemic. If you’re as passionate about our cause as much as we are, we encourage you to create a fundraising page, volunteer for the event, sign up for the ruck march, or do all 3! This will be an amazing and emotional event we know you will be proud of.
Awareness is great.. but action is better!
Our goal is to honor the fallen and raise as much awareness as possible of PTSD and Veteran suicide through a patriotic 20 mile Ruck March while carrying 20+ pounds on our back. Event starts at 8am sharp!
Check out our photos from last year
Please note: full event route will be available soon!
We highly recommend you start training as early as possible, not everyone who participates finishes!
Interested in partnering, sponsoring or volunteering for the event?
Contact us at 312-450-3160 or by email at RuckMarch@chicagovets.org
We look forward to seeing everyone at the starting point on Friday May 26th 2017!