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Nearly Naked Ruck March


Nov 16, 2019
08:30 AM until 04:00 PM


*Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Cobbs Creek Golf Club*


The first question you're probably asking is, "what the heck is a Nearly Naked Ruck March??"

A ruck march is a traditional military exercise carrying a weighted backpack over a distance. Our ruckers carry weight at the event to represent the weight many service members carry in the battle against combat stress and other military service-related traumas. The "Nearly Naked" is because we make this traditional military exercise more fun and patriotic by wearing long underwear, decked-out USA outfits, or superhero costumes and ruck in chilly weather with the purpose of serving our heroes. We started in Duluth, MN in the middle of winter, so we're being pretty nice hosting Philly in the Fall ;)

Secondly, you're probably wondering, "why would I do this event"??

It's simple - to help Philadelphia veterans (HEROES) that never properly transitioned out of the military. Our nonprofit (23rd Veteran) provides happier, healthier lives for veterans living with trauma. We bring our life-changing 14-week reconditioning program (23V Recon) to Philly through the funds raised at the Nearly Naked.


  • 8:30 AM = registration opens - pick up t-shirt and enjoy free coffee anytime before we begin the ruck

  • 9:40 AM = 23rd Veteran presentation

  • 10 AM = begin the ruck!

  • Noon-4 PM = Nearly Naked After Party (food, beer, live music!)


  • Route is a 2.5-mile loop. Choose 2.5, 5, 7.5 or 10 miles, whatever is significant for you.

  • Every mile you'll be greeted by a warming station with friendly volunteers, water, snacks, hot beverages, and music!

  • Be sure to bring your own rucksacks, any style will do

  • If you aren't familiar with rucking, we recommend carrying a max of 20 lbs - for those more experienced, cap it at 50 lbs

  • If you load your rucksack with canned goods and clothing, you can donate them at the finish line for locals in need

  • Family and pet-friendly event :)


Nearly Naked Promo video

Why I Ruck

Short 23V Recon highlight

4.5 minute 23V Recon highlight




View map Cobbs Creek Golf Club
7400 Lansdowne Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information


23rd Veteran



Contact name

Brittney Becker

Contact email


Ardmore,Bala Cynwyd and Merion,Bryn Mawr,Media,Philadelphia,Springfield,Valley Forge and King Of Prussia,West Chester

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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