Ruck Club Name: Grand Rapids Ruck Club
Ruck Club Size: 80
When/How/Why did Grand Rapids Ruck Club start?
Established in Oct 2018. We identified a gap in Grand Rapids MI, as not having an established ruck club while being the second largest city in the state. We are still growing and have a relatively small active membership at this time. Our goal is to create / advance community and fellowship through ruck based events.
What sort of activities does Grand Rapids Ruck Club do?
We have great ideas for larger and more complex activities, but at this time are limiting our rucks to about 1.5 hours on a Saturday, once a month, to help gain exposure and consistent active member participation. We are focusing on building our base numbers at this point. Our locations for rucks have been Grand Rapids area based to this point, and include some basic history about some of the locations we choose to ruck in/around.
What do you think is the key to having a great Ruck Club?
Keeping it simple and easy to maintain membership and participation. Be consistent in your approach and have a positive message. Don’t take yourselves too seriously. Have fun.
Anything else you want to share that would be of interest to readers?
We pride ourselves on bridging the gap between civilian and military through organized ruck events. I know of no other physically proven fitness event that is low impact, can include conversing consistently throughout the event with participants, and is completely adjustable with respect to how easy or hard you tailor the activity to the individual. Come join us if you’re in the area!