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Nearly Naked Ruck March - Duluth

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Bayfront Park

350 Harbor Dr

Duluth, MN 55802

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Hike in your long underwear and carry a pack full of weight for our veterans! The weight in your pack equals 1lbs for every $10 raised for 23rd Veteran. This weight represents the weight that we carry in the battle against combat stress.

Do this on Duluth's lakewalk along the gorgeous Lake Superior in March!

We park at Bayfront Park on Saturday morning beginning at 8am for registration and bag pick-up. Be sure to wear your warm gear to the starting line, we'll stuff jackets in our packs just before step-off. We step-off at 10am, hiking nearly 5 miles to Duluth East High School, turning around and hiking back for a total of approximately 10 miles. There are optional turn-around points along the way :)

Every so often you'll be greeted by a warming station with a bon-fire, tent, restrooms, coffee, and hot chocolate! Bring your own pack, if you load it with canned goods you can drop them off at the finish line to be donated to the local food shelf.

Cost for tickets go towards

  • your registration bags
  • beanie hat
  • long-sleeved t-shirt
  • challenge coin
  • insurance
  • advertising.

100% of proceeds, including all money raised in your pack goes directly to 23rd Veteran, our 501c3 nonprofit creating a long-term transition for veterans.

FREE BONUS! - Join us Friday night for music, cash bar, and a short presentation from 23rd Veteran!! FREE with the purchase of a ruck march registration

This is 23rd Veteran's main program for local veterans: 23V Recon

Watch the motivating Nearly Naked Campaign Video here: Nearly Naked Campaign Video

Learn about the other programs these funds are going to support: 23rdveteran.org

Step-off speech

Your packs might get heavy. That weight on your shoulders symbolizes the weight in the battle beyond battles, and you have chosen to carry that weight. Many Americans are wanting do something, but few are willing to. This weight is you doing something, you’re raising awareness and raising funds to improve veteran transitions to a civilian life.

You might get tired, but aren't we all, tired of the struggles, tired of anxiety, tired of the anger, we're tired of being tired. Many of us tired because last night we once again lied awake.

You might get cold, that cold represents the bone chilling truth the while we lose Americans in combat with dignity and honor, combat stress takes even more Americans, but it takes them in vain.

You will move forward, together, military, civilians, and veterans. We will put one foot in front of the other while carrying this weight of the burden for those wanting to because we are the ones who are willing to. We will march on to bring this awareness to our community and bring a team that will break the barriers of veteran isolation amongst our civilian ranks. Welcome to this 9 mile movement, welcome to the Nearly Naked Ruck March."

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Bayfront Park

350 Harbor Dr

Duluth, MN 55802

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