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F3 Columbia & Lake Murray GORUCK Custom Challenge FAQ

This document will be updated with the newest information about the F3 Columbia GORUCK Custom Challenge – Friday, November 21, 2014.

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What Next

First, if you haven’t already, you probably need to look into what you’ve signed up for. Check out the links at the bottom of this FAQ. Secondly, you’ll probably want to do some extra work to prepare you for the big day (ie. train). More on that below…


$50 due at HC, the balance (about $30 will be due Nov 1st)


We’ll be holding a couple ruckoffs (literally taking your ruck off/hanging out) between now and the event. The week of the Challenge, we’ll hold a ruckoff at a one of our fine Columbia dining establishments for one last good look at each other before we take the plunge.


No, you don’t have to buy a $300 GORUCK pack. For the record, the GR1 will set you back $230 with the discount.

We’ve got guys who have found packs for $50 at army surplus stores, and even cheaper on Craigslist, but don’t be afraid to ask around and borrow one.

If you’re looking for alternatives, here are some of the packs guys are choosing:

Rush 24 Tactical Backpack

CamelBak Packs

Patrol 35L Hydration Cargo Pack


  • U-Haul is talking about the Salomon XA Pro 3D on our forum.

Gear Day

If you don’t have a lot of experience with the type of gear we’ll be using on our Challenge, you may want to take part in our gear session. We’ll have a couple guys that have participated in GORUCK events come down and meet us at a local outfitter and talk to us a little about some things that may come in handy during the event. I’d like to workout a discounted rate for gear.


F3 workouts are great training to get your prepared for the Challenge, but we’ll need to get used to wearing our rucks (with weight). PLEASE DON’T RUN WITH YOUR RUCK! It’s not advised to run with a weighted ruck on your back if you’d like to walk in your 50’s and 60’s.

In September we’ll add rucking after some of our Saturday workouts.

Check out the official GORUCK training program in the links section below.

The Official GORUCK 6-Week Training Program


9.20.2014   SC State Guard Hurricane Hike 10k/Ruck Preblast
9.27.2014   Saturday Rucks Begin
10.21.2014   Balance of Deposit Due
11.19.2014   Ruckoff Dinner
11.21.2014   F3 Columbia GORUCK Custom Challenge

Other Links


GORUCK Summary

All Day Ruckoff

GoRuck Charlotte 6.29.12

Custom Challenge 707 AAR (By OBT)

GORUCK GR1 Packing Loadout AAR

A Pre-GORUCK Mashup (By OBT)

GORUCK Challenge Kit

I Just Signed Up for the GORUCK Challenge … Now What Do I Do? Your GORUCK FAQs Answered

My GORUCK Challenge Gear List

0 thoughts on “F3 Columbia & Lake Murray GORUCK Custom Challenge FAQ”

  1. Is there a list of those who have given a hard commit? I just paid up and want to get to know who I will be suffering with!

  2. Is there a list of those who have given a hard commit? I just paid up and want to get to know who I will be suffering with!

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