Nearly Naked Ruck March – 23rd Veteran

7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Boom Island Park
724 Sibley St NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

Bring your pups and hike 10 miles next to Downtown Minneapolis on the beautiful riverwalk in your long underwear! Show your support for veterans by carrying a pack full of weight. Every pound of weight in your pack raises $10 for veterans (carry 40 lbs to raise $400, or raise $2,000 as a team of ten and each person on your team carries 20lbs). This weight represents the weight that we carry in the battle against combat stress.

Park in the Boom Island parking lot on Saturday morning beginning at 7am for registration and bag pick-up. Step-off is at 9am, hiking 5 miles before turning around and hiking back for a total of 10 miles. Or cut the journey in half and turn around at our 2.5 mile warming station 🙂

Every so often you’ll be greeted by a warming station with music, restrooms, coffee, and hot chocolate! Be sure to bring your own packs, any style will do. If you load them with canned goods, you can drop them off for the local food shelf at the finish line.

All the money you raised for your pack goes directly to 23rd Veteran, our 501c3 nonprofit creating a long-term transition for veterans.



  1. Kara on October 12, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Can we choose to hike in something other than long underwear?

  2. Renee on November 12, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Kara, no one said it had to be on the OUTSIDE!

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