GrowRuck 19 MIDWEST Pre-Blast

Buckle up HIM’s, GrowRuck 19 is coming to Kansas City on August 14th-16th, 2020!!
The cost to participate in the GrowRuck Tough Challenge is $150 for local pax and $125 for the Clowncar Special. This includes GrowSchool, the Ruck Challenge, a T-Shirt, and sweet patches. Please HC (hard-commit) by registering and making a deposit via the F3 GrowRuck website for $75 to You will use this link for your remaining balance, as well. The remaining balance of $75 will be due August 1st, 2020. Registrations made after July 6th will be at the full price.  Registrations after July 6, 2020 may not be able to get a T-Shirt because of processing time. 

Register Here Now.

Your Event Q for the weekend is Blistex from F3 Kansas City. He’ll be responsible for organizing the weekend and making sure all you knuckleheads are ready to roll. If you have questions, you can reach him at [email protected] or on twitter at @GrowRuckMidwest

What about COVID19?

COVID19 has tried to victimize everyone.  We believe based on other events going on in KC (running and rucking events) that we will have GrowRuck Midwest in a safe, responsible, and legal way.  All indications are that August should be safe. The GrowRuck Team is monitoring Kansas City Sporting Events schedules, the GORUCK schedule, and state regulations to make the best decisions possible.  Something else to consider, we need this more than ever.  If there was ever a time when men needed to be men, to clown car, to shed some blood, sweat, and tears, now is the time. 

Consider the COVID19 may have created the perfect time for us to rally together as men, to demonstrate unity, to fight sad clownism.   There is nothing this covid, economically depressed, divided country and region needs more than men who are fully alive, ready to take on the challenges that come our way.  I can think of no better way to get prepared than GrowRuck.  We need you brothers.  We’ll keep you safe, don’t be a victim of isolation, come get stronger with us.
Weekend Schedule

Friday, August 14th
-19:00 2nd F Event – (Prairie Star Ranch, 1124 California Rd, Williamsburg, KS 66095)

Saturday, September 21st
-0700 – Convergence Workout: Led by F3 Nation Team @  (Prairie Star Ranch, 1124 California Rd, Williamsburg, KS 66095)
-0830 – Coffeeteria / Breakfast: Youth Front Camp – (Prairie Star Ranch, 1124 California Rd, Williamsburg, KS 66095)
-0900-1100 – GrowSchool: Led by F3 Nation Team (@ Prairie Star Ranch, 1124 California Rd, Williamsburg, KS 66095)
-1800 – GrowRuck Training Event: Start Point at Prairie Star Ranch, 1124 California Rd, Williamsburg, KS 66095

Sunday, September 22nd
-Sometime in the AM, GrowRuck Training Event concludes. Showers will be available for out-of-town Pax at Camp
The F3 Nation GrowRuck
What, you ask, is GrowRuck?
It’s simple: GrowSchool + Rucking challenge. In one weekend, you’ll get, 1stF + CSAUP + 2ndF + F3 Leadership Development & Training.
We rolled out GrowSchool in November 2016  as an offering for F3’s “Nomads” — workout locations that are on their way to becoming Regions and can use a little support and encouragement along the way.
After teaching through a couple of GrowSchools, we started to realize how important CSAUP events are to building 2ndF and the overall momentum toward a region. And no CSAUP event that we’ve ever seen has the same catalytic effect on 2ndF and F3 growth as F3 guys getting together to do a Rucking challenge.
So, we thought, why not combine the two?
GrowRuck will be led by a F3 Growruck Cadre and will be in all ways challenge, but the GrowRuck Cadre will tailor activities and the teaching to reinforce the GrowSchool curriculum and lessons. The F3 GrowRuck Team, like Dredd, Dark Helmet, and Slaughter will participate in the challenge alongside the rest of the pax.
Over the last several years, almost 600 men complete the GrowRuck in Jacksonville, Eastern North Carolina, New Orleans, Seattle, Chattanooga, Texas, Columbia, Toledo, Memphis, Richmond, Naperville, Atlanta, and Pinehurst.
A GrowRuck T-Shirt will be included with your registration as long as we have at least 60 participants.
See the GrowRuck Packing List for all the required gear.
The most frequent question asked when an F3 group begins to look into doing the Challenge is “do I need to buy a $300 backpack”. The short answer is no. A GORUCK ruck is not required, but GORUCK Rucks last — FYI: the Rucker model ($165) goes on sale from time-to-time & the F3 Ruck Club will have discounts that may work for the Rucker, depending on the month. Contact Kilo @F3NationRuck at the end of the Pre-Blast. The 511 Rush 12 is a $99 version that some guys use. The 511 Rush 24 is slightly larger and slightly more expensive. Also, many guys pick up second-hand rucks at Army surplus stores, eBay, or Craigslist.
Another option is to email [email protected] with the subject line of Lend a Ruck, and someone from the F3Nation will answer the call (kinda like the Bat Signal) and ship you his ruck to use for a small fee. Each region that would like to rent a Lend-a-Ruck needs to identify a Q to communicate with the GrowRuck team.
Besides a ruck, you’ll need some bricks or a plate for weight, a headlamp, reflective PT belt, and a hydration bladder.
Lodging and Food etc
*See Below*

Next Steps

  1. Pay your full registration at  GrowRuck Registration
  2. Pay for all inclusive lodging and meals if you haven’t done this. (see below)
  3. Join the Slack channel on the nation’s Slack, for all the mumble chatter.
  4. Find a ruck, put some bricks in it, and ruck on.

Important Links
All Comz will take place on the Nation’s Slack Workspace, Growruck Midwest Slack Channel.   You can post updates as you train, ask questions, and most importantly “challenge” other regions here. Be sure to keep up with things here as our Cadre will post updates here that you will need to pay attention to.
The GORUCK Challenge – The link to GORUCK’s Tough page. Just look at things and get inspired.
All Day Ruckoff – by GrowRuck 04 Alumni, Brian Lohr contains many helpful links on training, equipment, and the podcast is informative. Consider following him on Twitter as well.
Pathfinder Ruck Training was started by F3 guys and is a solid training program for any GoRuck event.
F3 Nation Rucking on Facebook (closed group) and @F3NationRuck on Twitter are two key sources of information. Kilo is one of the co-Qs of that part of the Nation’s Ruck events.
You can always email [email protected] and Bono will either answer your questions or get you to the right person. Be sure to follow @F3GrowRuck on Twitter.
To facilitate easy food and lodging for in the outskirts of KC.  We have put together an “all inclusive” option for GrowRuck.  This costs an additional $75 but covers all food and lodging for the weekend.

Room and Board:
$75 for Room/Board (details below)
– This includes everything below, including Ruck Plate for first 60 registered PAX.
– Pay for this as detailed below.  Venmo Blistex (@BillGr33n)

Details:   Prairie Star Ranch, 1124 California Rd, Williamsburg, KS 66095

What is included in “All Inclusive”?

– Friday Night Happy Hour (beer, soft drinks, water) 
– Friday Night Kansas City BBQ
– Friday Night Hang Out by Lake/Firepit
– Friday Night Accommodations (dorm style)
– Saturday AM (breakfast)
– Saturday Lunch (Burgers, Brats, Drinks)
– Saturday Night Accommodations (your bed will be fine while you’re under the log)
– Sunday Recovery Food
– Sunday Shower Facilities

*No Transportation Required for Sat AM beatdown, happy hour, or Ruck event. 

What is not included? 

Friday Night:  BYOB (bring your own bourbon) Food and beer provided. 
Sunday Morning Ibuprofen
Vaseline and/or Body Glide 🙂
Transportation to/from KC

How do I sign up for this?

To sign up for this option, do the following…

1.  Register for GrowRuck through the F3Nation Site. This covers the cost of the GrowRuck event, shirt, cadre, etc….  ($150 for KC, $125 for Clown Car Special)
2.  SEPARATELY send $75 to Blistex (Bill Green) via Venmo with your hospital and F3 name.   Venmo handle @BillGr33n.  This covers your all inclusive GrowRuck Midwest package.

Q:  I am local or have local accomodations.  Do I have to sign up for all inclusive? 
A:  No, if you would like to commute in, the cost will be $45 which will include meals, meeting space, etc. 

Q: I already ordered a Ruck Plate!!  Why didn’t you tell me earlier? 
A:  This was a late add.  Lend your ruck plate to another PAX and tell him to join you at Growruck.  Pay it forward.