I've written about my experiences with doing the GORUCK Challenge Class 973 over on my blog entry here, so be sure to check it out. It gives you a fairly in-depth rundown of my experiences and my training to prepare for it. Once you've given it a read, head on over to the GORUCK site and sign up for an event - you absolutely will not regret it. The GORUCK family is a pretty amazing group of individuals drawn together by the crucible of adversity. Share some blood, sweat, and tears with new people and you will never forget the experience. While you're in the event, you'll think you were crazy for signing up, but twelve hours after it's over, you'll be ready to sign up for your next one! Get some!"Building Better Americans..." is the slug line of this amazing company started by Jason McCarthy, a former Green Beret. They make amazing gear and put on some of the most incredible events ever. One of those events is the GORUCK Challenge: 10-15 hours long, 15-20 miles in length, all while wearing a ruck that weighs upwards of 45-50 pounds on your back. Each event is led by a Cadre of former or current Special Operations personnel - and they all bring their own unique form of Good Livin' to the party. Along the way, you meet some amazing people, do some insanely difficult things, and emerge on the other side a better person.