Ruck for Veterans
Continuing to bring awareness.
Ruck for Veterans is aimed at bringing awareness to Veteran’s issues. Year one we focused on children of fallen service members, in order to provide them with a brighter future. Year two we focused on veteran suicides because twenty two a day is just too many. The third year we focused on Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. There is a new generation of veterans that need our support.
Ruck for Veterans Purpose
Learn a little more about our vision.
Since 2017, we have been giving back to veteran specific organizations. Our commitment to bring attention to different topics each year has been the lead driver. Most Americans are unaware of the significant sacrifice so many have given to this country. Dedicating a day to not only educate, but remember and appreciate our veterans is the goal. The 10K is an active way to show support and shine more light on veteran related issues.
Ruck for Veterans is committed to bringing awareness to veteran issues most are unaware of. Here is some information about our founder, Matt also known as Charlie One. Matt served in the Army the last 15 years, 12 of those years on a Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA). On the ODA he served as the Senior Engineer, Advanced Demolitions Specialist, Master Breacher, Breaching Instructor, Sniper, Technical Intelligence Specialist, and Range Master.
During that time Matt experienced nine deployments, four of which were combat rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Besides that, in the last two years Matt has begun throwing fundraisers and charity events aimed at raising money for Veterans.
Best of all, he is a father to an amazing three year old