Ruck March Info
Welcome to Nashville's First 50K Ultra Ruck!
Nashville Ultra has teamed up with Memories of Honor to bring the first ultra 50K Ruck March to Nashville. Push your limits, and challenge yourself while honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice. A portion of all Ruck March entry fees will go directly to Memories of Honor.
What Makes This Event Special?
★ It’s Nashville!
★ Enjoy a well-supported event on a closed course.
★ Carry a Fallen Hero Memorial Bib on your pack. We will have plenty of pre-written bibs containing names from our national database, or you can take a blank bib to write your own.
★ You can be competitive or take the 50K at your own pace.
★ A portion of the course is lined with signs containing the names and faces of our fallen.
★ Not only will you be part of Nashville's first Ultra Ruck, but you'll
also be donating to Memories of Honor. 25% of your registration fee is tax deductible!
★ Organizations | Groups with 5+ participants can receive a $5 discount
and the ability to set up a team tent. Please email us at EventsTeam@memoriesofhonor.org for more information on group discounts and tents.
Together, we can show our unified strength and respect to those who gave everything for our freedom. Register today at the link above.
Just Added - Ruck March Relay Option
Not up for marching the full 50K? Find a friend or three and make it a relay!
Options for two member teams or four member teams
Three transition points:
Transitions will have signage but will be otherwise unsupported.
Cost per runner: $90 ($30 off full fee). Price will increase to $110 on 9/21
Ruck March FAQ
Q. HOW MUCH TIME WILL I HAVE TO COMPLETE THE COURSE?
A. Everyone has 12 hours to complete the course.
Q. WHAT IF I CAN'T FINISH IN 12 HOURS?
A. There will be a 5:00 am start for anyone concerned about making the 12-hour cutoff. All early starters MUST wear a headlamp or carry a flashlight.
Q. CAN WE HAVE A SUPPORT CREW?
A. Yes, but they must abide by all Crew Rules and Regulations (see Course Info page).
Q. IS THIS A COMPETITIVE EVENT?
A. It can be if you’d like it to be. We will offer one overall winner in the ruck division regardless of age and gender. The ruck marcher who comes across the finish line first wins. Please note competitive marchers must carry a minimum amount of weight for the duration of the event.
Q. HOW MUCH WEIGHT DO I HAVE TO CARRY?
A. You can carry as much or as little as you like. HOWEVER, anyone wishing to try to win the 1st place prize must carry a minimum of 25 pounds. The first-place winner’s ruck will be weighed when they cross the finish line.
Q. DO I HAVE TO WEAR A PACK, OR CAN I DO A WEIGHTED VEST?
A. You can use either. We do not supply packs, so you must supply your own pack and weight.
Q. WHAT FOOTWEAR IS REQUIRED?
A. You can wear whatever footwear you like. Combat boots are not required.
Q. CAN I BRING MY SUPPORT DOG?
A. Of course, but they must remain leashed at all times.
ABOUT MEMORIES OF HONOR
Our fallen and their families deserve to be honored, remembered, and recognized more than one day per year. This is why our mission is to make every day Memorial Day. We create living memorials to honor those lost in or due to service so their legacy will live on for generations. We strive to provide meaningful experiences for the bereaved and an opportunity for the community to pay their respects and learn from these stories of courage, service, and sacrifice.
OUR MISSION PILLARS
☆ HONOR the sacrifice made by our fallen military and their families. Preserve the legacy of our fallen service members through living memorials. Be a visual reminder to Gold Star Families that they are not alone, and we will never forget their loved ones.
☆ HEAL Provide a healthy outlet for depression, grief, PTSD, and survivor's remorse.
☆ CONNECT and bring together surviving families, civilians, and veterans, fostering positive relationships built on camaraderie, community, and patriotism.