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Twelve Mile City Ruck Tour Comes to Salem - Supports Wounded Veterans - 07/12/18

About the Salem City Ruck Tour:

25 AUG 2018; 1PM

Full Distance: 12 Miles / Second distance option: 4 Miles

START:  Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training / 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, OR 97317

FINISH: Capitol Building in Salem.

DAY OF EVENT: 1PM - Kick off Ceremony (20-30 minutes at the MOST) @ DPSST

The City Ruck Tour 2018 (CRT18) is a series of 60 friendly Ruck Marches hosted by Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW) and led by select volunteers from OEW’s Masked Athlete Team and OEW’s Community Ambassador population. The purpose is to perform outdoor fitness in a group setting, while learning more about OEW’s mission, which is to Honor, Empower, and Motivate our nation’s wounded military veterans.

The pace for the 12 mile route will be moderate (approx. 18-20 minutes per mile), and the group will move together as one team. Short breaks will occur as needed. The amount of weight participants carry in their rucksack is up to them. However, each participant is required to have two (2) quarts of water, a reflective band or belt on the outside of your ruck, and a headlamp or flashlight. Kid friendly. Dog friendly.

There will be a Rally Point (RP) 3-4 miles from the End-Point, for any late comers to join in for the final miles.

Upon conclusion of the ruck march, there will be a “Circle of Trust” closing ceremony where you will hear a testimony directly from one of our Adaptive Athlete honorees, or participating military veteran. Prepare to be inspired. Everyone in the circle will receive a CRT patch, and probably a hug!

More info about the CRT- https://www.enduringwarrior.org/blog/city-ruck-tour-to-raise-awareness-and-funds-for-operation-enduring-warrior

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-ruck-tour-2018-salem-or-tickets-44786299026 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2090873344502839/ 

Very special thanks to: DPSST, Marion County Veteran Service Officers, J-One-9, Team RWB, Dignity Memorial, ARCHES Veteran Housing, Staff Gym, Team Rubicon, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Salem Poiice Department, City of Salem,  Portland Police Highland Guard, SOVAH, Oregon City Police Departnent, MSG Mark Browning, Concordia University Veteran Services, Jourdan Smith, and MANY MORE!

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Oregon Ruck Contact: Crystal Mai Purdy

Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator, Operation Enduring Warrior



Attached Media Files: 2018 City Ruck
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