VEThack Ruck March To End Veteran Suicide with NYPD, FDNY, and Community Partners

Saturday, September 21 2019, 2:15 PM - 6:00 PM [EST]

59th Street and Central Park West, Columbus Circle, NY, 10023, United States

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Saturday, September 21 2019, 2:15 PM - 6:00 PM [EST]

Columbus Circle Maine Monument, 59th Street and Central Park West, Columbus Circle, , NY, 10023, United States.

The VEThack Foundation will be holding the annual ruck march to end veteran suicide on Saturday, September 21, 2019. 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 a specially selected operator from the Special Operations community (Rudy Reyes will be leading PT again this year!!!) before we step off. 

Check out this map on MapMyRun: 3.61 mi VEThack Ruck March 2019
Distance: 3.61 mi - 4.2 mi


The Schedule of the Day for Sept. 21st Ruck March to End Veteran Suicide:


1:00PM - 2:00PM -  Staging Area and Registration begins at the USS Maine Monument (59th and CPW, across from the Columbus Circle Shoppes)


2:00PM - 2:15/2:30PM – Quick speeches and safety brief


2:30PM - 3:00PM - Physical Training Session courtesy of our friends from the Special Operations Community (Rudy Reyes @realrudyreyes on Instagram)


3:00PM - 3:15PM - Prepare for step-off on the ruck march (route is approximately 3.6 miles and ends at the NYPD's 20th Precinct)


3:15PM - 4:30/:45PM -  Arrive at NYPD 20th Precinct and BBQ mixer


4:45PM - 6:15PM – BBQ social with NYPD and  FDNY Engine 74 firehouse tour/mingle (1 block away from each other)

6:15PM - ??? - Bar Crawl at Jake's Dilemma and Gin Mill (around the corner on Amsterdam)   


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

1. www.vethack.org2.

Our NBC interview:
Ruck March Compilation Video:
*** Please bring your own ruck/backpack (Optional). We recommend 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.

Gene Wu

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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