Ruck4HIT

Our 9th Annual Ruck4HIT will take place on April 26th & 27th, 2024!


About the Ruck4HIT

Heroes in Transition holds its Annual Ruck4HIT each spring. 2024 will be the 9th year running. 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.

Ruck4HIT was created in collaboration with supporters, local veterans, first responders and those currently serving to raise awareness and funding for Heroes In Transition, Inc. and their various veteran/active service members and military family programs.

As every service member is forced to carry the burden of war during active service and beyond, carrying the ruck sack is symbolic of hardships endured and the perseverance required to complete the mission.

This event will raise funds for Heroes In Transition, all in the continuing effort to never leave a fallen comrade behind.

All participants, drivers and volunteers are representatives of Ruck4HIT and Heroes In Transition.


Register for the Ruck4HIT

Registration for the 2024 Ruck4HIT is open! Please email ruck@heroesintransition.org for more information and the registration link.


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.

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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 Ruck4HIT sponsor, contact Craig Frand at rucksponsors@heroesintransition.org or click the button below to view current sponsorship levels.

Sponsor the Ruck4HIT

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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 2024, we will need volunteers to work at each Exchange location throughout the Cape. There are 68 manned exchanges along the entire course and we typically need a minimum of 2 volunteers at each one. Email ruckvolunteers@heroesintransition.org to learn more about volunteering during the Ruck4HIT race.

Register to Volunteer

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


Thank You to Our 2024 Ruck4HIT Sponsors!

Division Sponsors

Brigade Sponsors

Battalion Sponsors

Company Sponsors

Platoon Sponsors