GORUCK gives TRVLSQD the GREEN LIGHT on a March 2014 HEAVY!

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Aloha Team:)

It’s Tuesday, day after Veterans Day. I hope all of my TRVLSQD Vets enjoyed the day as it was yours to celebrate!

Alright, the news you’ve been waiting for….


…I say again, we will be having a HEAVY in March!!!! I got the word late last night, and have been working through the details with HQ, and was on the phone with Bert this morning as he was getting on a flight to DC for Selection this weekend.

This will be a HEAVY in winter, so make no mistake about it, it is going to be a serious undertaking. The agreed upon HEAVY location – our beloved Cascades, the Snoqualmie area, the hallowed grounds of SELECTION 008. Bert and I agree – it will be a TEST. From the mountains, the GRC & Light will then pick-up in downtown Seattle. There will be ample time to leave the mountains and be in town for the GRC & then Light. I’ll be coordinating with GRHQ in the design (Attn: Joe Coffman) of an entirely new patch that will only be available to anyone that can complete all three events in the same weekend. There may be a “new” ceremony or tradition regarding the “patching” of these folks. SELECTION is THE EVENT for an individual, we are creating a “NEW” Category regarding TEAM MEMBER Achievement, reaching the pinnacle of TEAM Events.

After some careful conversations behind the scenes between Jason, Bert, and HQ Coordinators, the reason why it’s taken a few days to say yes to this…is because TRVLSQD has actually tapped into an area that holds merit for the “endurance warriors” of GRT’s. What I mean is – the fact that so many GRT’s have asked HQ for B2B GRC’s, it was one of the biggest reasons for the 2014 GRC’s into LIGHT weekends. We’ve seen quite a few of those. The fact that this BEST/WORST Scenario of HEAVY-GRC-LIGHT was presented to them, has given HQ a new sense of fire regarding what a TEAM can accomplish. HQ feels that depending on the success of “the Weekend”, GRHQ may incorporate this scenario in different cities throughout the year. HEAVY-GRC-LIGHT won’t be packaged as “ONE” event…..at least not yet….

Folks are going to be able to sign up for whatever they want, H,GRC, L, etc. Since this has never been attempted in GORUCK History, Seattle will be the first city to attempt this suffering:)

THIS WILL BE AN OPEN EVENT! It will NOT Sell-Out. To mitigate around the details of a true CUSTOM Heavy, we decided to go down the standard HEAVY route. Custom we can do later. Having a standard HEAVY allows us to bypass the money gathering phase, and focus on training. Having it open means we will have a TON more GRT’s fly in to attempt to complete the 3 HCL (HeavyChallengeLight)

In a few weeks (after the details are hammered out) GORUCK will launch the HEAVY on the main site. TRVLSQD will be mentioned as the group to throw down the Gauntlet!


* HEAVY is going down in March. Start rucking NOW….go long, go heavy…
* Cost is yet TBD, if you want to be safe on cost, plan for $200, expect it to be less…

More details as I’m able to gather them from HQ.

Congratulations to TRVLSQD – We’ve now managed to solidify our TEAM as folks that can come up with a stupid-enough idea that may change the course of GORUCK Team events…….

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  1. Brian /

    Hell yeah brother… thanks for setting this up. This should probably also be known as the meeting of the dumbest people in the world.

  2. Toby /

    Oh this sounds awesome. I hope I’m stupid enough for this.

    1. Brian - All Day Ruckoff /

      Don’t hope… if you’re even considering it then your dumb enough like the rest of us 🙂

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