Ruck4HIT

8th Annual Ruck4HIT: Friday, May 5—Saturday, May 6, 2023

The Ruck4HIT will celebrate its 8th anniversary in 2023 and we’re looking for: teams (minimum of 7 runners; 2 drivers); ruckers; drivers; night support runners; volunteers; and event sponsors. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can participate in or support our upcoming Ruck4HIT, email us at ruck4hit@gmail.com.

Register for the Ruck4HIT

We have officially opened registration for the 2023 Ruck4HIT. To register, click the button below.

Please note that there is a $125 registration fee that will count towards your personal and team fundraising totals. Once you register, you’ll be given the option to text/email the link to your fellow Ruck4HIT team members. You’ll also be sent an email to set up your fundraising page. We encourage you to share your story about why you’re participating in the Ruck4HIT and why you’re supporting Heroes In Transition’s work.

The deadline to register a Ruck4HIT team or as an individual is Wednesday, March 15.

Ruck4HIT Training Sessions

Ruck Training sessions, which are open to all, have already begun. Unless otherwise noted, sessions are a run/walk.

All sessions are open to ruckers, drivers, support runners, volunteers, donors, sponsors, and anyone interested in learning about the Ruck4HIT. They are held, weather permitting:

  • Mondays at 6 am — Shipwrecked Restaurant at 263 Grand Avenue, Falmouth
  • Tuesdays at 6 pm at Cape Cod Rehab/Mashpee Fitness at 168 Industrial Drive, Mashpee (Must register in advance: email ruck4hit@gmail.com for more info)
  • Wednesdays at 6 pm at The Lanes Bowl & Bistro in Mashpee Commons
  • Saturdays at 7:45 am at Cape Cod Coffee on Route 130, Mashpee

Donate Now

You can support the Ruck4HIT with a donation. Funds raised will support Heroes In Transition’s mission to assist service members, veterans, and military families in our region through programs which strengthen relationships, build community, offer healing, and empower individuals. To make a donation, click the button below.

Sponsor the Ruck4HIT

If you’re a business owner that wants to give back to veterans, service members, and military families in our region, consider supporting the Ruck4HIT as an Event Sponsor. You’re sponsorship will go to strengthen Heroes In Transition’s mission and the more than 10 programs they offer to individuals and families on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and beyond.

For more information or to learn about becoming a 2023 Ruck4HIT sponsor, contact Nicole Spencer at ruck@heroesintransition.org or click the button below to view current sponsorship levels. The deadline to become a Ruck4HIT sponsor is March 31, 2023.

Thank You for Making the 2022 Ruck4HIT a Success!

At the end of April 2022, 13 teams made their way through every town on Cape Cod, rucking over 200 miles over the course of 36 hours. In the process, they helped make our 7th Annual Ruck4HIT the most successful one yet!

Together, we raised over $200,000 that will offer healing, strengthen relationships, build community, and empower veterans, service members, and military families in our region. We concluded the 2-day event with a Finish Line Party at Cape Cod Coffee in Mashpee Commons with live entertainment featuring Rick Lockwood, Beautiful Tuesday, and Carly Tefft.

Thank you to all who donated their time, efforts, talents, resources, and money to the 2022 Ruck4HIT. If you’re interested in getting involved in our 2023 Ruck4HIT as a rucker, night support runner, driver, volunteer, or sponsor, email us at ruck@heroesintransition.org.

About the Ruck4HIT

In the spring of 2023, Heroes In Transition will hold its 8th Annual Ruck4HIT. A team-based ruck relay, the event will have teams run 200+ miles through all 15 towns on the Cape, starting in Bourne. The race will conclude roughly 36 hours later with a Finish Line Party. From Bourne, participants will ruck to the tip of the Cape in Provincetown where the first team challenge — climbing the Pilgrim Monument together — will occur. Teams will then head towards the finish line in Mashpee to celebrate what they accomplished together.

Each athlete will run 2-4 miles at a time with a 10- to 20-pound rucksack on his/her back. The rucksack is symbolic of the burdens our military and veterans make and have made in service to our country.

Why do we Ruck?

4 Those Who Can’t

Mission Statement:

Ruck4HIT was created in collaboration with supporters, local veterans, and individuals currently serving to raise awareness and funds for Heroes In Transition and their programs which provide critical assistance to service members, veterans, and military families. As every service member is forced to carry the burden of war during active service and beyond, carrying the rucksack is symbolic of hardships endured and the perseverance required to complete the mission, all in the continuing effort to never leave a fallen comrade behind.

Volunteer Opportunities:

In 2023, we will need volunteers to work at each Exchange location throughout the Cape. There are 70 exchanges along the entire course and we typically need a minimum of 2 volunteers at each one. Email ruck4hitvolunteers@gmail.com to learn more about volunteering during the Ruck4HIT race.

Please visit and like our @Ruck4HIT Facebook Page to learn more about the Ruck4HIT!

Thank You to Our 2022 Ruck4HIT Sponsors!