- When: 11/19/2016
- QIC: OBT & Dredd
- The PAX: Those up to the GrowRuck Challenge
This November, F3 Nation will launch GrowRuck.
What, you ask, is GrowRuck?
It’s simple: GrowSchool + GORUCK Tough challenge. In one weekend, you’ll get, 1stF + CSAUP + 2ndF + F3 Leadership Development & Training.
We’re working with our friends at GORUCK to plan GrowRuck 001 for the weekend of Nov. 18-20, near GORUCK HQ in Jacksonville, Fla.
While the primary targets of this event are the F3 Jacksonville pax (for whom this will be a Region-building CSAUP), registration is open to anyone (and everyone) from F3 Nation who wants to support the effort, enjoys a high-quality GORUCK-led beatdown or wants another patch to add to the collection!
The F3 Nation GrowRuck
We rolled out GrowSchool earlier this year as an offering for F3’s “Nomads” — workout locations that are on their way to becoming Regions and can use a little support and encouragement along the way. To date, we’ve conducted GrowSchools in Nashville, New Orleans, Myrtle Beach and (later this summer) Richmond and Wilmington.
After teaching through a couple of GrowSchools, we started to realize how important CSAUP events are to building 2ndF and the overall momentum toward a region. And no CSAUP event that we’ve ever seen has the same catalytic effect on 2ndF and F3 growth as F3 guys getting together to do a GORUCK Tough challenge.
So, we thought, why not combine the two?
GrowRuck will be led by GORUCK cadre and will be in all ways an official GORUCK Tough challenge, but F3 will work with the cadre to tailor activities and the teaching to reinforce the GrowSchool curriculum and lessons. Dredd and OBT will participate in GrowRuck 001 alongside the rest of the pax.
We’re still ironing out details, but the schedule should look something like this:
Friday, November 18th
- TBD 2ndF Event
Saturday, November 19th
- 07:00 – Jax Convergence led by Dredd & OBT
- 08:00 – Coffeeteria
- 09:00 – 11:00 – GrowShool led by Dredd & OBT
- 18:00 – GORUCK Tough Challenge launches
Sunday, November 20th
- Sometime in the AM, GORUCK Tough Challenge concludes
The cost to participate in the GORUCK Tough Challenge is $100 for the F3 Jacksonville pax and $125 for everybody else. The reason for the difference in pricing is to encourage participation among Jax pax.
Please HC (hard-commit) by commenting below and sending your registration fee via PayPal Friends & Family (simply select ‘send money to friends’ on PayPal) to email@example.com with GrowRuck in the comments. Because this is a custom F3/GORUCK event, there will be no refunds, but you’re free to sell (or give) your spot to another PAX if something critical comes up.
To prepare for the Challenge, Jacksonville will begin to hold ruck-friendly workouts this summer. Stay tuned for more details.
The most frequent question asked when an F3 group begins to look into doing the Challenge is “do I need to buy a $300 backpack”. The short answer is no. A GORUCK ruck is not required (FYI: the Rucker model goes on sale from time-to-time for around $100). Also, many guys pick up second-hand rucks at Army surplus stores, eBay, or Craigslist.
If you decide you want a GORUCK ruck, they will give us a 10% discount on gear once we have made our deposit.
Besides a ruck, you’ll need some bricks for weigh, a headlamp, and a hydration bladder.
Time To Hard Commit
If you want some of this, please sound off your hard commit in the comments section below. We’re reserving 20 spots for our F3 Jacksonville pax, which means there’s only 15 spots open for the rest of you knuckleheads.
- Comment below
- Send your $ via PayPal
- Signup at GORUCK here (it’s free) to register and get your discount code:
Our Event Facebook Page: Most comz will take place here
GORUCK GrowRuck Custom Signup link
I Just Signed Up for the GORUCK Challenge … Now What Do I Do? Your GORUCK FAQs Answered
HC…. hell Port Orange is only 1 hour away. #noexcuses
FatBoy Twinkle Toes is in from SSI! #Boom #GrayManGroup
I’m HC. DOOOOOOVAL (you have to live in Jax to understand)
HC. And Paid.
EH’ng Savannah, St Simons & Bluffton PAX #f3coastalempire
HC! Gotta talk to M though before paying…
All In – HC and Paid Up – Let’s go JAX!
HC and PAID. Ready for the challenge.
Just ponied up the dimes. HC and PAID. Looking forward to it, gents.
HC and looking forward to it
HC – Rolling down from The Fort
HC – For Matrix
I’m seeking approval from the M, but I am 95% sure I am in, love the Jax Pax!
HC for Savannah PAX: Twinkle, Red Ryder, Doughboy. Payment coming.
HC for Savannah PAX: Twinkle, Red Ryder, Doughboy. PAID IN FULL for these Three! More to come too
Savannah Pax has 4 now…paid
In order to promote GrowRuck 01 we’ve setup a conference call next Tuesday at 8pm. OBT will be on the call to talk about the concept of the GrowRuck, what to expect, and what the pax will hopefully walk away from the weekend with.
I don’t want to put the details of the call on the web, but send me your email address and I’ll send out the conference # before the call. DM me at @srankin on Twitter for the details.
I just attempted to send my registration $. Please HC me, representing the SSI PAX! Never, ever done anything like this. STOKED for a life changing experience!
Let me know payment was received
JJ Lee, I just sent a tweet to CowTipper and TwinkleToes about why no SSI. What is your twitter account so I can give you some twitter credit?
Just realized I never HCed! Consider this my HC!
WTH, why not? I’ll make sure I load up on Broccoli/Brussel sprouts for the journey. HC.
In the words of flavor flav…oh yeah boooyie….
The most intimidating part of the whole weekend is being in close quarters with Heisenberg post-broccoli. HC, payment en route.
HC – Looking forward to seeing all the Jacksonville PAX.
I’m in, new Reeboks and all.
HC – I’m in. Money sent.
Guys, I’ve update the pre blast, with this, but I need each of you HC’s to register with GORUCK here:
Also, we have a closed Facebook page here where most of our comz will take place:
Has everyone been invited to the Facebook page?
Please HC me, also representing the SSI PAX, alongside Twinkle Toes and Hee Haw. This will by far be one of the craziest and most challenging experiences of my life. Please let me know when payment is received and everything is in order so that I can start preparing my body for the upcoming beatdown!
Apple is a HC. Working on payment now
HC and paid.