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Music City Ruck March

When: July 14, 2023
Where: Nashville, TN
Race type(s): 1 mile

FREE Event For All Active-duty Military, Veterans, Gold Star Families, and Civilians.

FREE VETERAN COMMUNITY CAMARADERIE RUCK MARCH hosted by Operation Stand Down TN and Memories of Honor and proudly underwritten by the generosity of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.



  • FREE Veteran Community Event Open To The Public.
  • About the Ruck March
    • 2-Hour Time Trial – Military Style Ruck March Race
    • Closed course.
    • Every participant will be given a bib containing the name of a fallen service member to ruck in honor and memory of.

Each Ruck Participant Receives

  • FREE Ruck Entry
  • Commemorative t-shirt (must register by June 26 to be guaranteed a shirt size).
  • Veterans & Active Duty also receive a Got Your 6 Vet Fest ticket on Saturday, July 15th (while tickets last).


  • The course for this event is a short loop, structured as a time trial criterium.
  • The loop will be around a mile to two miles long. The exact course and length are coming soon.
  • You will do as many laps as possible within the two-hour time limit.
  • There will be a staging area — where you check in after each lap. This is where you will tag off to your teammate.
  • This is also where you can grab food and drinks and hang out while waiting for your teammate.
    • You may bring your preferred nutrition but we will also have a supply of water and snacks in the staging area.
  • Your team will be given a punch card – this is how we count completed laps.
  • Everyone except the honorary is required to carry a min of 25 pounds in a pack or weighted vest.
If you would rather walk without any added weight or require a modified route, please register in the Honorary division.

Everyone is welcome to participate in all divisions, regardless of age, gender, or fitness level. If you have difficulty with stairs or pushing a stroller, we have an alternate course available for you. Those using the alternative course will need to register for the Honorary division.

  • Competitive Solo Ruck
  • Competitive 2-person Relay Team
  • Competitive 4+ person Relay Team
  • Honorary – No weight, lap card, or awards. All fun!

Event Day Schedule

  • 4:30-5:45 PM Registration & Packet Pickup.
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM RUCK