Apple Harvest 5k Trail Run and Ruck
"One of the Largest Youth Trail Runs in Central Virginia"!
October 12, 2019
Race Starts @ 8am
Pleasant Grove Park Complex
271 Pleasant Grove Drive
Palmyra, VA 22963
Registration Closes October 9th, 2019
NEW! GORUCK 5K RUCKING DIVISION
GORUCK is proud to partner with our Apple Harvest Fest in 2019 to bring rucking to the 5K. What is rucking? Rucking is the foundation of Special Forces training and is as simple as walking with some weight in a backpack. If you're a Scout, you've rucked, so show your stuff and add a new challenge to your 5K this year by wearing a ruck/backpack.
Also known as foot marching, ruck marching, but usually just plain “rucking” – is very effective. It sounds simple, but it can burn up to two times the number of calories when compared to an unweighted walk. What’s more, it can benefit your posture and back strength. It’s common to use weight plates or other compact items for the necessary weight. You can carry your own back pack and use any type of weight or purchase a rucksack. Please do not discard equipment on the course as it is considered Foreign Object Debris (FOD). All Ruck finishers are timed and will receive a special patch.
All proceeds from this event will be utilized to assist youth and their families in our community to allow them to participate in the local scouting programs.
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, or if you have questions regarding the race, please contact the Race Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org