The Frog 2019 Pre-Blast

Announcing….. F3 Toledo’s 3rd Annual CSAUP Ruck

The Frog 2019

When:         Saturday Sept 21st, 2019 @ 3:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location:   Downtown Toledo
Cost:            $20 per PAX member with the proceeds going to charity, TBD. Please use Friends and family and send through PayPal at

All finishers will earn the 2019 Frog patch.  This patch will never be for sale and can only be earned! #ISI #HIM

The Thang:
We will step off @ 3:00 AM sharp for six hours of 1st and 2nd F in the Gloom for some rucking fun, including PT, coupons, and the unknown.  This event will be completed as a team. Continued 2nd F will be immediately following the ENDEX with Coffee and Donuts provided.

Who Should Attend:
All F3 Toledo PAX and FNG’s.  If you’ve been to a ruck, and if you attend regular workouts with F3, you CAN do this! (We would like 100% of the PAX to be confident in their ability to participate we will complete this as a team)

Individual Requirements:

  • Rucksack
  • Headlamp & Spare Batteries 
  • Ruck Reflectors or Equivalent
  • Water Bottle
  • 20# of steel, pavers, etc. if your 149.99999# and under
  • 30# of steel, pavers, etc. if your 150# and over
  • Photo ID
  • Index Card with Emergency contact information and list of all current medications / dosage in a plastic bag

Recommended Items:

  • Gloves
  • Nourishment
  • Electrolytes in Nalgene, not hydration bladder
  • Hydration Bladder

May 2019 Ruck Pre-Blast

Legs Were Made for Rucking

Date:            Saturday May 18, 2019
Location:    Fallen Timbers
Time: 0600 – 1200
Alternatively, 0600-0900, or 0900-1200

To get your money’s worth, this is a 6 hour event, but there is the opportunity to drop off or join up at 0900.

The event will begin and end in the parking lot to the north of the Cinemark Fallen Timbers Movie Theater at the Shops at Fallen Timbers.

Those joining at 0900 must be ready to join the group at 0900. Park in the same spot.

Packing List

  • 20 pounds minimum ruck weight
  • Reflectors on Ruck
  • Headlamp
  • Extra batteries
  • Index card with emergency contact information and any other pertinent information
  • Full water bladder
  • Nalgene water bottle

The purpose of this ruck will be to appreciate what our bodies can do and push them further.

Total ruck distance will be between 10 and 15 miles for the entire 6 hours.

The service project portion will be in support of a local charity, Braedan’s Bridge. Braedan is a 13 year old boy from Oregon, Ohio who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2011. Duchenne affects 1 in every 3,500 male births. These boys become confined to wheelchairs in their teens, and typically never see their 21st birthday. There is no known cure.

Braedan’s Bridge hosts an annual casino night at Sylvania Tam-O-Shanter  in October to raise funds to find a cure for Duchenne. We will have the opportunity to learn how we can help volunteer or donate at the ruck.  

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:

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 F3Toledo PAX Josh “Chick Pea” Pyzant is a co-founder of Uplyft Toledo and excited we are partnering with his organization for this event.

December 2018 Ruck Pre-Blast

The December 2018 Ruck will take place on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 7 am – 10 am at Oak Openings Metropark in Whitehouse, OH. Quadre Bambi is in charge. More information, including where to park and what to pack, is located in the file below.

2019 Winter Respect Challenge

GOAL – Commit to F3 Toledo and your fellow PAX to live all three F’s.

DURATION – January 1st through March 31st

COST – $10 – You will receive a beanie cap with a Velcro patch spot. If you complete the challenge you will earn a custom patch.

REQUIREMENT – Accumulate 50 points over the 13 weeks and you will receive the patch (design will debut in January 2019)

POINTS – (minimum requirement in each F)

  1. FIRST F – (14-point minimum, 13 points from workouts, 1 from Q-ing)
    1. 1 Point for showing up to a regularly scheduled workout
    2. 1 Point for Q-ing a workout
    3. 1 Point for attending a workout at a “non-home” AO

**SO if you Q a workout at a non-home AO you will achieve 3 points in one workout**

  1. SECOND F – (3 Point Minimum)
    1. 1 Point for attending a Coffeeteria or Q-source after a regular beatdown
    2. 1 Point for attending a larger planned social gatherings of 5 or more PAX (i.e. lunches or evening events). Please give fellow PAX 48-hour notice with an event post
  1. THIRD F
    1. 1 Point for attending a Cherry Street event
    2. 1 Point for attending a Bible Study
    3. 1 Point for participating in a cause of your own that pushes your comfort zone in involvement and community service. Contact Klinger via GroupMe once complete.

TOP ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS! Custom Stainless Steel Coasters with your F3 Name!

  1. The SITE Q for the TOP AO (in total attendance) in each region (SYL, PBG/MAU, TOL) will get a set of custom Stainless Steel coasters with their F3 name and Site name.
  2. The SITE Q with TOP SITE OVERALL (in attendance percentage increase over 2018 average) will get a set of custom Stainless Steel coasters with their F3 name and Site name.
  3. TOP 3 PAX in POINT TOTAL will get the custom coasters with their name and the winter challenge logo and date.

So rack up those points and sell your AO!

You can keep track of your stats/points here all winter long!

September Ruck Event Preblast


The September Ruck Event will be a good ole fashion game of capture the flag. – See the backblast for this event


Capture the Flag Ruck (Full credit to our brothers in Louisville for this idea)

From a center point (Inside the Five), each team will be assigned a slice of the pie. Within that slice, you must place your flag. Teams will be generated in early September. All HCs welcome and will be added.

Each Team will nominate a Captain, who will receive a flag with your team number. 

  • Your flag cannot be planted until the night of the event, which is where you must start.
  • Your flag must be in a public area.
  • It must be planted in the ground.
  • It cannot be covered, hidden or disguised.
  • It must remain in the original condition as when you received it.
  • Your flag cannot be placed somewhere where it is likely to be removed or that will put other Pax in serious danger.

It is recommended that you scout your location prior to the Ruck to maximize your time rucking.

Each Pax participating will receive a paper map of the Ruck Area (non-satellite) from their Captain. No Pax may use a phone, GPS watch, or other device to map or otherwise track locations.

At exactly 7:30  pm, the Team Captain will take a picture of their paper map with the exact location of their Flag marked with an X. This picture must be clear and the X must indicate, as close as possible, where the flag is located. The X cannot be so large that it does not show where the flag is located. The picture will then be sent via text to all other Team Captains, along with the Team Number associated with the map image.

At this point, the game is on.

The Objective: ruck to as many flags as possible, taking a clear picture of the flag showing the Team Number and at least one Team member and your team weight. The team that returns to Inside the Five by 10:30 pm with the most pictures of flags wins. Losers buy beers. Any team that fails to return by 10:30 pm is disqualified. Each team must have a 30lb team weight at all times in addition to Rucks loaded with minimum weight of 20lbs if less than 150lbs or 30lbs if more than 150lbs and full water bladder.

See additional details and rules below. This will be a great chance for some solid 1F and 2F.



10 Teams; 30+ Pax.  Here is your (maybe) Final update/packing list:

updated 9/21/18

  1. Each team must have a sharpie to mark their map (or a marker capable of marking a laminated map), so they can clearly mark the map and text the image at 7:30 pm.
  2. Teams must stay together at all times.
  1. “Captured flag” images must show the flag, team number, team weight and at least one member of the Team.  Team Captains must take the photo. This is the only time Teams or Team Members may use a phone (also no gps watches or other crap. Don’t be that guy).*
  1. Chem light (which will be provided to you with your flag) must be attached to the top of the flag and activated before leaving the flag.  Team number must be placed over the rounded top of the flag to ensure it does not come off. Flags cannot be altered, hidden, obscured, or changed from the condition in which they’re provided. Trinity has flags for Captains and will coordinate delivery with Team Captains.
  1. Each team must have a 30lb team weight (kettlebell, plate, sandbag, mannequin, etc.), plus individual rucks with 30lb plate/equivalent if over 150lb and 20lbs if less than150lb. Each Pax must have a full water bladder or equivalent water source and nutrition. All rucks must have reflectors, wear reflective clothing and headlamps should be worn and on at all times when on the road. Pack anything else you want.
  1. Team must return to Inside the Five by 10:30 pm or you’re disqualified.
  1. Do NOT cut through private property.  Stay on sidewalks and roads. Use common sense and judgment.
  1.  Place the flag in public area where it is unlikely to be removed and where it is unlikely to any way endanger Pax.
  1.  The Team with the most Captured Flag images wins and losers buy beers.
  1.  Meet at your flag location prior to 7:30 pm, so we can start at 7:30 pm sharp.  Consider carpooling or ride sharing to avoid leaving your car.
  1. Everyone should bring a piece of paper, packed inside of their ruck with the following details:

    Full Name:

    Emergency contact name and number:

*In the event of emergency, please use your phone.  If you run into any trouble, the Captains have a text string with all other Captain’s phone numbers for easy contact.