Veterans Network "Remember BATAAN" Ruck Challenge (Virtual Event)

3300 Stelzer Rd (Virtual Event)
Columbus, OH 43219


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Event Description

2024 Veterans “RUCK” March
Virtual Event
Bataan Challenge
Abbott Veterans Network supporting Honor Flight Columbus 

Log your Miles to reach the 65 miles. 

Support a Virtual “RUCK” to raise funds and awareness for Honor Flight Columbus 

  • Complete a 65 Mile “RUCK” from 09 Apr 2023 through 06 Jun 2023 in Honor of the BATAAN March which occurred during WW2
  • 09 Apr is the Anniversary of the Bataan Death March
  • 06 Jun is the Anniversary of D-Day Landings in Europe
  • Total of 65 Miles in 58 Days, honoring all of those in the Bataan Death March in 1942. Approximately 75,000 Filipino and American troops on Bataan were forced to make an arduous 65-mile march to prison camps in 5 days

Wear a RUCK Sack (Backpack) weighing up to 20 pounds during your “RUCK” and complete at your own pace.

  • Complete your “RUCK” as Teams or Individuals Establishing Team Camaraderie
  • Determine your commitment to the RUCK by choosing either: 
    • Your choice of how you RUCK: (Same Price in 2024)
    • “Heavy Division” – Commit to wearing a 20 lb. RUCK Sack for your mileage during the Event.
    • “Light Division” – NO RUCK Sack Required or weight limit.
  • This event honors those who endured the Bataan Death March and all POWs. We carry 20 lbs. as a symbol to the burden that our Veterans carried and continue to carry on our behalf and the 20+ Veterans a day we lose to suicide. 

Cost to Participate:

  •  $45 
  • Only one price in 2024 for everyone -Either Heavy or Light Division

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