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 Hazel Park | Royal Oak

10:00 a.m. Start

ALL monies from entry fees will be donated to the Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial.

Food and other items will go to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154.

ABOUT 

What is a Ruck March?

A ruck march involves walking at a fast clip with a weighted backpack or ruck.  In the Armed Forces, participants carry at least 45 pounds in their rucks.

 

For this event, we are asking participants to carry at least 22 pounds or 22 items.

Why 22?

On average, 22 veterans commit suicide in the United States.

 

By carrying at least 22 pounds of food or 22 personal items, we show our support for our veterans.

If we all carry the burden, no one has to do it alone.

 
 

course Map

 

Items needed

Bring a Backpack +22

 

Participants are encouraged to bring backpacks filled with 22 items or 22 pounds of items to be collected at the end of the march in donations boxes. All donations will go to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154.

SUPPLIES NEEDED

 

Slipper Socks with Non-Slip Soles

Emory Boards 

White Socks with No Elastic  

Large Combs (no “rat-tail combs)     

Shaving Cream   

New Briefs / Boxers / T-shirts  

Toothpaste* and Toothbrushes 

Denture Cleaner and Adhesive   

Mouth Wash (non-alcoholic)  

Finger and Toe Nail Clippers 

Washcloths   

Gum / Hard Candy  

Hot Chocolate Mix 

Wheelchair Gloves

Back Scratchers              

Hair Brushes

Reading Eye Glasses

Razors and Mirrors

Shampoo*

Deodorant

Liquid Soap*

Hand and Body Lotion*  

Kleenex Chapstick

Bottled Water

Tea Bags

 

*Trial / Travel Sizes ONLY, please.

 

Recreational Items NEEDED

 

New Playing Cards 

DVDs 

Crossword Puzzle Books 

Table Games (i.e. Checkers, Scrabble) 

Model Kits (i.e. cars, ships)

Video Games (i.e. Wii, Xbox, Playstation)        

Handheld Video Games  

Letter Writing Materials 

Pens/Pencils/Crayons  

Note Pads

Pocket Calendars

Craft Supplies

Magic Slates

CDs

Word Search Books

Paperback Books            

Rug Kits

Radios

Humor Materials

Stamps

Journals

Disposable Cameras

Pocket Calendars

 
REGISTER

 

Entry fee is $22 for adults and includes a t-shirt and custom military dog tag.

 

The entry fee is  FREE (does not include T-shirt) for active and retired military and children 10. (Please note shirts are only available in adult sizes). 

 

T-shirts will have the event logo on the front;  the number 22 is on the back.  

 

 ALL monies from entry fees will be donated to the Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial.  Food and other items will go to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154.

GET IN TOUCH

The march begins and ends at the VFW Acorn Post 1669,  214 E 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067.