GrowRuck 20 Alamo



San Antonio, TX




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GrowRuck Alamo – April 9-11, 2021
Updated GrowRuck 20 Alamo Preblast
[updated as of February 26, 2021]

GrowRuck 20 in San Antonio, Texas, is coming soon – April 9 to 11, 2021! Register at the following link:

Following is what you need to know:


2nd F Mixer/Reception: Friday, April 9, 2021 @ 1900 local
Alamo Height Swimming Pool
250 Viesca St.
San Antonio, TX 78209

Convergence Beatdown: Saturday, April 10, 2021 @ 0700 local
Olmos Soccer Fields
528 Devine Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78209

GrowSchool Training: Saturday, April 10, 2021 @ 0830 local
Alamo Height Swimming Pool
250 Viesca St.
San Antonio, TX 78209

GrowRuck Training Exercise: Saturday, April 10, 2021 @ 1800 local
Alamo Height Swimming Pool
250 Viesca St.
San Antonio, TX 78209

Suggested Hotel: La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Airport Hotel
850 Halm Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78216

For Reservations Call: (800) 753-3757
Tell them you are staying at Property # 53411
Group Name: GrowRuck 20 Block
Or use the following reservations link:
Deadline to book at discounted rate: March 19, 2021


Q: Why do GrowRuck20 in San Antonio?
To find out how high impact men become high impact men and to find out where high impact men go to sharpen their mental and physical tools. To be part of the biggest and best GrowRuck event in the F3 Nation! Plus, to see the Alamo, the famous San Antonio Riverwalk and perhaps get a taste of the greatest Mexican food in the world!

Q: What’s the cost?
The cost to participate in GrowRuck Alamo is $150 for San Antonio PAX and $125 for the “Clown Car Special” (or those coming from out of town). The cost is reduced for out of town PAX to assist with additional costs they will incur in travel, food, and lodging expenses.

Q: What do I get for my money?
Your money will go towards GrowSchool, the GrowRuck event, a customized GrowRuck Alamo t-shirt, GrowRuck patch, and your own e-copy of Q-Source.

Q: How do I register?
Registration is open through the day of the event, but we encourage you to register right away so we can plan. The deadline to register and be guaranteed a t-shirt is February 28th. You can register at the following link:

Q: What happens if I register the day of the event?
We will embrace you like the brother you are! But seriously, the worst that can happen is you will not get a t-shirt.

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Q: Where do out of town guests stay?
We have a block of rooms available at the La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Airport, located at 850 Halm Boulevard, San Antonio, TX, 78216. You can use the following link to reserve a room: Each room will cost $72.

Q: What if we want more information on San Antonio as we prepare for our trip?
The San Antonio PAX have created a welcome committee that can give you insight into the city and any surrounding questions you may have as you plan your trip.

Here’s the San Antonio GrowRuck Welcome Committee:
• Tuba: [email protected]
• Spur: [email protected]
• Madonna: [email protected]
• Minivan: [email protected]

Q: Who’s the GrowRuck 20 Alamo Event Q?
Your Event Q for the weekend is Tuba from F3 San Antonio. He is working with F3 Nation and GrowRuck Q’s from all over Texas to coordinate a Texas-sized GrowRuck weekend that will be sure to be memorable. If you have questions about the weekend, or just want to get a sense of how you can help bring the best GrowRuck experience to San Antonio, reach out to Tuba at [email protected].

Q: What’s the weekend schedule look like?
Friday, April 9th
1900 – 2200: 2nd F Mixer/Reception @ the Alamo Heights Swimming Pool located at 250 Viesca St., San Antonio, TX 78209. This is an open-air venue that will keep things safer from a COVID perspective. It is also where we will holding our GrowSchool and also where we will be starting and ending our Ruck event.
• Please bring $15 per PAX to pay for food and drinks.

Saturday, April 10th

0700 – 0800: Convergence Beatdown aka “Kingbuilder” @ Olmos Soccer Fields located at 528 Devine Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78209.

• Wear typical F3 workout gear.

0830 – 1130: Coffeeteria & GrowSchool @ the Alamo Heights Swimming Pool located at 250 Viesca St., San Antonio, TX 78209.

• This is the F3 leadership training program.
• Please bring $5 for breakfast and coffee, a notebook to take notes and your ruck sack
• What are you going to feed me? San Antonio is known for the best breakfast tacos in the world… Expect to be impressed.

1130 – 1800: Break

1800: GrowRuck Training Exercise @ the Alamo Heights Swimming Pool located at 250 Viesca St., San Antonio, TX 78209. We will also end at this location on Sunday morning.

Q: What about COVID-19?
We know that COVID-19 is an issue and concern for many and we are not ignoring it. All of our events will be held in outdoor, open-air venues with plenty of room for social distancing. In addition, we will be taking additional precautions during the GrowRuck Training Event, such as masking up for the entire event and prohibiting the use of shared coupons. Organizers are monitoring the situation with the pandemic and will comply with all health and safety regulations.

Q: What do I need to know about the gear for the ruck event?
The most frequent question asked when an F3 group begins to look into doing GrowRuck is “do I need to buy a $300 backpack”. The short answer is no. Here’s what we recommend. Go to the F3 Gear website and look up the TLO TacPack12 – 12 Hour Tactical Backpack. You will find a reasonable priced rucksack.

Another option is to email [email protected] with the subject line of Lend a Ruck, and someone from the F3Nation will answer the call 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. There is a small fee to help with shipping and all you have to do is Ruck and then send it back clean and dry.

Q: What else will I need besides a ruck?
See the following packing list:

Required Gear:
• Backpack (aka Rucksack)
• Weight: 30lb weight if you weigh 150 pounds or more; or 20lb weight if you weigh less than 150 pounds. This weight goes in your rucksack.
• Water (6L): Bring at least 6L of water. A hydration bladder is recommended. (Cadre is requiring participants to carry 6L)
• Nalgene Bottle (1L) or equivalent (electrolytes recommended).
• Cab Fare: Bring $20 in cash. Put it in a plastic bag inside of a dry bag.
• Photo ID: Drivers license or other ID with your picture and name on it.
• Headlamp and extra batteries.
• PT Belt/Reflective Band attached securely to your ruck.
• Facemasks (2 minimum): something that will not repeatedly fall off – Masks will be worn for the duration of the event.
• Work Gloves (1 Pair): Not medical gloves. Pro tip: Bring a second pair for use in the event your original pair fills up with sand/gravel or a teammate forgets to bring some.
• Hand Sanitizer/Wipes – 1 bottle Purell, 1 package of baby wipes (or equivalent)
• Carabiner

Highly Recommended Individual Gear:
• Dry Bag: A dry bag will keep all of your gear dry.
• Pelican Case: Pelican cases are great for making sure your essentials (phone/keys/ID/cash) stay completely dry and safe – just ask Tuba or Dugger!
• Food: The ruck event will last 12+ hours, so bring some snacks for energy.
• First Aid & Foot Care Kit: Something small… think for little cuts and/or blisters.

Recommended Clothing/Apparel:
• Shirt: lightweight, quick-drying technical fabric – bring two
• Pants: we recommend pants instead of shorts, because this isn’t a walk in the park.
• Socks: wool or synthetic quick drying material – bring two pairs.
• Shoes: quality hiking shoes or otherwise just some beater running shoes.
• Underwear: Chaffing sucks so find something that works well for you.
• Windbreaker: nice to have in case the weather turns windy, wet and/or cold.

After-Action Report (AAR)