GrowRuck 29 Pacific Northwest
GTE29 – The Epicenter – Pre-Blast
GrowRuck 29: June 10 – 12, 2022
The Puget Sound region has been a proud anchor of F3 expansion out to the west coast beginning in 2016. Local PAX numbers have skyrocketed, as have new AOs throughout the Pacific Northwest as well as Utah, Idaho and California. GrowRuck29 will be the first event bringing HIMs from this entire region together.
The Seattle area has a rich history of introducing paradigm-shifting ideas and industries to the world. Industries which have been shaken up here by the likes of Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon and Starbucks, as well as bands like Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana. The list goes on and on.
Major changes all must start from one central point. Or to put it a better way…Change begins at The Epicenter.
June 10th, 11th and 12th will offer those HIMs brave enough to attend the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and shake up their lives. We will rally, we will converge, we will learn valuable leadership skills, and we will ruck. Do not enter such an event lightly. Begin your training now. SYITG
Who’s the GrowRuck 29 Event Q?
Logistically the Q is Hollywood ([email protected]) from F3 Puget Sound. Reach out to him to coordinate down range travel, etc. As we get closer to the actual event, we’ll be announcing who the Cadres will be, and where all the fun (and pain) will be taking place.
Friday, June 10
The Rally (2nd F Event) – Time and Place TBD
Saturday, June 11
0700: Kingbuilder (Workout) – Woodinville HS – 19819 136th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072
0900: F3 Grow School – Woodinville, WA – TBD
1800: Ruck Event – 60 Acres Park – 15200 NE 116th St, Redmond, WA 98052
Ruck Event Conclusion on Sunday Morning.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where shall I book a hotel room if I’m coming in from down range?
The short answer is TBD. We will be locking in the locations for the Rally, Kingbuilder workout and the Ruck, and then determine a central location for all out of towners.
Which Airport should I fly into?
SeaTac is the main airport for the Seattle region. However, there will be plenty of HIMs piling into clown cars. What better way to get psyched up for the weekend ahead of time, and regale each other with personal war stories after the fact than bookending the weekend with a road trip?
Further details regarding locations, accommodations, etc. will be released at a later date.
Do I need to use my 2.0’s college fund to finance this experience?
No. The cost of GrowRuck should not ever be the deciding factor for any PAX to not attend. F3 Puget Sound has several fundraising efforts underway to support our brothers in need to help them attend this event.
The cost to participate in the full weekend is around $175. This includes GrowSchool Leadership Training, covers the costs related to the ruck event, a T-Shirt, and sweet patches. Make your HC (hard commit) official by registering now. If finances are preventing you from marking down an HC, reach out to the GrowRuck 29 team (Hollywood – [email protected]) to see how we can help.
Are Bootcamp workouts enough for Training?
They’re a good start, but more will be necessary. As we get closer to June, you will see more and more GrowRuck training OTBs pop up. These may be pre-rucks or post-rucks surrounding a regularly scheduled AO workout. It may be in parallel with an AO. There will also be longer (multi-hour) training rucks, most likely on weekends that will involve higher mileage, PT, and other “fun” things.
Should I just show up with my toothbrush or will I need other equipment?
Keep the mantra in mind for some of the items on this list… “Two is one, and one is none.” Listed below are some of the equipment you will need and will not need:
GROW RUCK PNW PACKING LIST
Rucksack (20L minimum suggested volume)
30lb weight (20lb weight if PAX weighs under 150lbs)
3L of water (combined total between hydration bladders and bottles); should be fresh water without any drink mixes or additives.
Headlamp w/red light capabilities & 1 full extra set of batteries
Reflective bands attached to Rucksack
Carabiner suitable for climbing
$20 in cash
Electrolyte mix or tablets
Windbreaker/poncho/rain layer – It’s Seattle, expect rain.
Dry bag/Ziploc/trash bag – highly recommended
Food/snacks – highly recommended
First Aid/Blister kit
Toilet Paper/Hand Sanitizer/Baby Wipes
Prohibited Items (General rule: aside from your headlamp, if it requires batteries or charges, it is not allowed.)
Garmin or other satellite enabled devices
Other electronic devices
This seems redundant based on list above. Also, this IS NOT a GoRuck event.
Book Hotel – AO of the event is still TBD, however begin looking for lodging in the Issaquah, WA or North Bend, WA area.
Inspiration and Training
PATHFINDER Ruck Training
Heavy Drop Training (15% off with this code: BG-HDT-5342)
All Day Ruckoff (accessory gear and reviews)
F3 Nation Rucking on Facebook (closed group) & @F3NationRuck on Twitter are two key sources of information.
Join the Slack Channel #gte_29_PNW on the F3Nation Slack channel.
Follow #F3growruck on Twitter, so we can communicate with everyone.
Find a ruck with a weighted plate, or if you don’t have that put some bricks in it, and ruck on.