Last year, we introduced a new holiday for obstacle course racers: Rucksgiving. The premise was simple–Rucksgiving was the Obstacle Course Racing community’s chance to give back to their local neighborhood by participating in a group run/workout that benefits those in need. Essentially, it was a FREE group workout during which teams of athletes trekked through their neighborhood passing out holiday leftovers (or sandwiches, canned foods, etc.) to those in need along their route, or volunteered their time at a local shelter.
All in all, last year we saw 600+ athletes across 26 chapters in North America spend a day helping to improve the lives of those around them.
This year, we’re turning it up a notch and turning expanding Rucksgiving to a week where the sport of OCR Gives Back to their local communities from November 28 to December 5. And we want YOU to be involved.
How does Rucksgiving work?
First, you sign up and going a local team. If one doesn’t exit, consider creating one.
OCR Teams and activities are organized by a local Team Leader. This should be a local athlete that has familiarity with their neighborhood as well as knowledge of local shelters, group homes, or environments where those in need might congregate. The Team Leader is responsible for planning a charitable event for the group. This can be a ruck workout that finishes at a local shelter, or something as simple as a team volunteering their time.
As a thank you, athletes are awarded:
10% off entry to the 2016 OCRWC
$20 off BoneFrog New England
10% any purchase on OCR Gear
One free OCR training session at ABF Mud Run
What are the rules?
This is a charity activity, not a race. The point of Rucksgiving is not to PR your half marathon route, but to give back to the community and help the less fortunate.
Athletes of all levels are welcome.
This is not an official OCRWC sanctioned event. All athletes attend and participate at their own risk. OCRWC organizers, Team Leaders, and other affiliated parties are not responsible for any damages, loss of personal property OR personal injuries, up to and including death. Sorry, lawyers make us say that.
How can I get involved?
Simple. Sign up below to join a group and your group leader will get in contact with you. If you want to lead your own group, click email Rachelanne@OCRWC.com to get your activity listed.