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Florida4warriors Orlando Silkies Ruck
January 8 @ 8:30 am
Now, this is not your normal ruck, it is geared to allow plenty of time for camaraderie, not an athletic event. All our Rucks are between 10-14 miles, with a 2-3 miles per hour pace. Of course, we DO NOT ruck this straight through, and there will be frequent stops for bathrooms, food/beverages, and some shenanigans! We will have food, snacks, waters, Gatorades, drinks, and supplies being donated for the entire ruck, right up to dinner and drinks at the end!! Plan to stay a few hours for after party. We do not have a set uniform of the day, but of course silkies, your best americano wear, boots, and ruck sacks are encouraged. Most will have weight in their rucks as well.
The mission of the Silkies Ruck is to bring veterans together in an environment where they can bond with other veterans and create a support network to prevent veteran suicide. What most do not understand is that Veterans operate differently than others when it comes to emotional situations, and most turn to humor and camaraderie as a coping mechanism. With the ruck we add humor to the mix; veterans hike wearing only their combat boots and “silkies,” minuscule, green physical training shorts made famous by the Marines. It is in this atmosphere the bonds and support can be developed. This is what the purpose of the Silkies Rucks are.