Cover photo courtesy of GORUCK.
F3 Memphis Ruck Club invites you to ruck with purpose and beer during the inaugural BrewRuck901 on April 28th.
The event combines fitness, a brewery crawl, and collecting food donations for Mid-South Food Bank.
First things first: What is rucking? To ruck is to carry a weighted pack on your back during a trek. It’s a foundation of Special Forces training that increases strength and endurance.
Here’s an example of a BrewRuck:
For BrewRuck901, participants will ruck from one local brewery to another carrying weight plates in their rucksacks. Wiseacre Brewing is the starting point for the estimated 12-mile ruck that will hit Memphis Made, Crosstown Brewery, High Cotton Brewing Co., and end at Ghost River Brewery. Of course, there’ll be cold brews enjoyed at each stop along the way.
Don’t want to ruck? You can still participate in a couple of ways:
- You can donate canned goods at each of the breweries on April 26, 27, and 28th and get varied brewery discounts and perks in return.
- If you’re into the beer and the walking and the donating but you don’t want to carry the extra weight, don’t worry — the brewery crawl is open to everyone and you can join in at any stop. A timed schedule will be released soon.
The ruck club will load all of the public donations from each brewery onto a truck and deliver them to Mid-South Food Bank on the April 28th.