VEThack Ruck March To End Veteran Suicide

Saturday, September 16 2017, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM [EST]

59th Street and Central Park West, Columbus Circle, NY, United States


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Saturday, September 16 2017, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

The VEThack Foundation will be holding the annual ruck march to end veteran suicide on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The march will begin at the USS Maine Monument(59th and Central Park West) across from the Columbus Circle Shoppes and conclude at the NYPD 20th Precinct HQ. There will be a 30 minute welcome party/PT session by the operators at GORUCK before we step off. 


The march will be led by seasoned US Special Forces Operators from GORUCK ( and select members of the veteran community.


Check out this map on MapMyRun: 3.61 mi VEThack Ruck March 2016
Distance: 3.61 mi - 4.2 mi


The Schedule of the Day for Sept. 16th Ruck March to End Veteran Suicide:


1:00PM -  Staging Area and Registration begins at the USS Maine Monument (59th and CPW, across from the Columbus Circle Shoppes)


1:45/2:00PM – Quick speeches and safety brief


2:15/2:30PM - Physical Training Sessions courtesy of our friends from the Special Operations Community at GORUCK


3:00/3:15PM - Step-off on the ruck march (route is approximately 4.2 miles and ends at the NYPD's 20th Precinct)


5:00/5:15PM -  Arrive at NYPD 20th Precinct and BBQ mixer


6:15/6:30PM – Bar Crawl at Jake’s Dilemma and Gin Mill  


For Real-Time Updates and Further Guidance/Instructions, Please go to one of the following sites: 

Our NBC interview:
2015 Ruck March Compilation Video:
*** Please bring your own ruck/backpack. We recommend but do not require 30 lbs dry for your ruck(dry means without water)***

*** The NYPD will be providing us with a security escort at the front and rear of formation during the march.***




Cancellation policy

Please show the veteran community courtesy and professionalism by honoring your registration to participate in the ruck march. If you must cancel, please give us at least a week to two week's notice.

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About the Organizer

US Marine Corps veteran Gene Wu sincerely hopes to foster true awareness and understanding of the veteran suicide epidemic by shining an enduring international spotlight on this dire situation and the disastrous consequences if left unchecked. VEThack seeks to utilize innovative and unconventional methods to combat TBI, PTS, and other transition-related challenges.

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