July 1-4, 2016 - Boston, MA

GORUCK Challenge Packing List

Based off of the official packing list


You have an option for what you use to weigh down your ruck:


Bricks - Four (4) if you are under 150 pounds, six (6) if you’re over. Life isn’t fair. Each brick should weigh 4-6 pounds. Wrap your bricks in tape to protect your gear. Label your bricks (each package if wrapped separately) with your full name and phone via duct tape and permanent marker. Bricks will be inspected by the Cadre at the start point.

Sandbag Fillers - If you are under 150 pounds, use a 20 pound sandbag and if you are over 150 pounds use a 40 pound sandbag.  Fillers are not required but help out local law enforcement and clean up crews. Sand gets heavy when wet, so we recommend placing the filler bag in a contractor bag or something else waterproof. That is, unless you want to engage in even more Good Livin’

Weighted Plates - Despite my predisposition for bricks, I am forced to bend to GORUCK's rules and allow weighted plates.  If you are under 150lbs, use a 20 pound plate.  If you are over 150lbs, use a 30 pound plate.  We recommend GORUCK or Ruckweight.com

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Hydration system – mandatory. We strongly recommend a hydration bladder with minimum 3 Liters capacity. We recommend Source’s hydration bladder.

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Headlamp - mandatory if any part of your event will take place in the dark. We recommend Petzl Tactikka.

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Reflective Belt - in light of recent events, some form of reflective material is now mandatory for any and all nighttime events.  Please bring either a reflective belt or patch

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Gloves to protect your hands. We recommend Mechanix gloves

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A windbreaker is required if temperatures are expected to go below 50 degrees.

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Anything else you need to stay warm and dry. We also recommend snacks, chapstick, and, if it’s sunny, sunblock. Use your judgment.

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One form of identification and $20 for a cab, just in case.

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One team weight per class - 25lbs. 

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One American flag per class - we like Annin Flags

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Friends – it’s probably less scary that way.

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Pink - unique to this challenge, each team member must wear at least one article of clothing that is pink