February 2019 Ruck – Backblast

The ruck started out at 32 degrees with Chew Toy, Patriot and Mercy. YHC was a little skeptical about the ice on the trails so we started at a slower pace.

After a quarter mile, two of us picked up a coupon for two miles. As we were progressing, we found more ice spots so we dropped the coupon logs. We had great conversation, almost got lost a few times but still made it back.

As the ice became more, we had a few near misses but completed the ruck with zero falls. We learned about the park and all of the rare species and the diverse habitat we have at our fingertips. Total distance was 9 miles over just under 3 hours.

March 2019 Ruck Pre-Blast

We saw a flurry of GORUCK event sign-ups at the end of 2018 and a few more early in 2019. For those who are going to do a Star Course later this year and those who want to give a free one a go, consider the Mock Star Course in the Burg.

All F3 Toledo PAX are invited to this event. Here are the details:

  • The event starts at 9pm sharp on Saturday, March 9th, 2019.
  • Be there 10-15 minutes early.
  • Starting location is in front of Bar Louie in Levis Commons.
  • Park in the lot by the Hilton in the furthest spots from the hotel so we don’t disrupt the business.
  • The event will go no longer than 7am Sunday morning and cover no less than 15 miles overnight.
  • At each wayward point (including the start and endex) each team will take a selfie and post it on MumbleChatter in GroupMe.

Packing list:

  • 20lb ruck plates if over 150lbs, 10lb if under.
  • Reflective Ruck Bands (or equivalent) on your rucksack
  • Headlamp (+ extra set of batteries)
  • Smartphone with external battery (at least 1 per team)
  • Photo ID and $20 cash (just in case)
  • Water (with bladder or bottle)

Recommended items:

  • Nalgene bottle
  • Food
  • One extra pair of socks
  • Waterproof bag

Teams of 2-5 can be formed before or at the beginning of the event. The group can decide if it wants to remain as one big group or split up.

At 9pm, Jimmy Dean will pass out sheets of paper with all the wayward points, as well as where to take the pictures at each location. Each team will then determine their own route and begin.

The evening will be a great test of mental, as well as physical, toughness as the long miles will wear on us.

For our 3rd F, our quitter’s cash will be collected at the end and donated to Task Force 20, a non-profit that works with veterans who suffer from PTSD and depression. More info can be found on their website: https://tf20.org/

February 2019 Ruck Pre-Blast

The February 2019 Ruck will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 7 am – 10 am at Oak Openings Metropark in Whitehouse, OH. Quadre Chew Toy is in charge.

5404 Wilkins Road Whitehouse, OH 43571

Meet at 0700 at the Buehner Center with packed ruck. There may or may not be coupons. Please plan for conditions accordingly. The plan is to ruck until 1000.

Packing list

  1. Ruck with at least 20# plus water, food, other supplies
  2. Water to sustain for 3 hour ruck
  3. 1 water bottle
  4. Food for nourishment
  5. Card with medical information
  6. One patch on ruck
  7. At least one Reflector
  8. Extra batteries
  9. Dry socks
  10. Candy bar
  11. Non -perishable food item

April 2019 Ruck – Pre-Blast

F3Toledo Monthly Ruck Pre-Blast
Final Four Pub Ruck

April 6th, 2019
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Packing list:

  • At least 20lbs ruck weight
  • Reflectors on your ruck
  • Headlamp (probably not needed, but bring anyways)
  • Index card with emergency contact information, medications, and allergies
  • Athletic equipment donation (see below)
  • Money for beer!

Meet in the parking lot of Shawn’s Irish Tavern, 4400 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH 43614

Mission, Principles, and Disclaimer will begin at 2:00 pm sharp.  

Everyone is asked to drink responsibly. We will ruck to Doc Watson’s and Earnest Brew Works and spend approximately 30 minutes at each for rest and/or one beverage, finishing back at Shawn’s by 5:00 pm.

Total rucking distance will be six miles.  Upon our return to Shawn’s Irish Tavern, the ruck event will end, and the F3Toledo Winter Challenge patch and awards presentation will begin.  Final Four Game #1 is set to tip off shortly after 6 pm.

Disclaimer: Over 80% of the route has sidewalks which will be utilized. A portion of the ruck from The Earnest Brew Works back to Shawn’s will require us to ruck on residential side streets. Everyone will need reflectors on their rucksacks. Headlamps should not be needed but bring them anyways. Bright clothing is encouraged.

Any event involving alcohol is a serious proposition and rucking the busy streets of South Toledo is equally as serious. We are combining the two. This will be a fun event, but also an event in which safety is of the highest importance.

Service Project: Each PAX is asked to bring one of the following:

  • A new or gently used basketball
  • A new or gently used pair of basketball shoes (preferably men’s sizes 9-12), or
  • Any other new or gently used sports equipment

All donations will be presented to Uplyft Toledo, a non-profit organization which aims to give all children in NW Ohio the opportunity to participate in fitness activities and enjoy the associated benefits. For more information, visit http://www.uplyft.today/. F3Toledo PAX Josh “Chick Pea” Pyzant is a co-founder of Uplyft Toledo and excited we are partnering with his organization for this event.