2021 GrowRuck SC

2021 GrowRuck SC

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All F3 Pax!

The Thang:

GrowRuck 22 – South Carolina


GrowRuck 22 is coming to Myrtle Beach, SC the weekend of April 30th – May 2nd , 2021. GrowRuck is an intensive weekend of F3 Leadership Development, including plenty of 1st, 2nd, and 3rdF. As F3 is an organization OF leaders, all PAX are welcome to participate.


The cost to participate in the full weekend is $150. This includes GrowSchool Leadership Training, covers the costs related to the ruck event, a T-Shirt, and sweet patches. Please HC (hard-commit) by registering now.


Registrations made through March 31 will require a $75 deposit which helps us secure the Cadre. The final $75 balance (or $150 full payment) will be paid at the same site. Registrations at full price will be taken up to the day of the event, but a T-shirt is not guaranteed after March 15 due to required lead times. Why are you still reading this? Go sign up!


Your Host Q for the weekend is Headgear from F3 GrandStrand. He’ll be responsible for hosting the weekend and making sure all you pipe-hitters are ready to roll. If you have questions, you can reach him at charliersoto@gmail.com or on Twitter at @CharlieSoto.


Weekend Schedule

We’re still ironing out details, but the schedule should look something like this:


Friday, April 30

  • 1800– 2ndF Rally – Location TBA – Myrtle Beach, SC.


Saturday May 1st

  • 0700– “KingBuilder” Convergence workout: Led by F3 Nation – Location                     TBA (Myrtle Beach, SC)
  • 0830 – Coffeeteria / Breakfast, and a chance to mingle with PAX from other regions
  • 0900 – 1100 – GrowSchool led by F3 Nation trainers
  • 1800 – Ruck Phase – Start Point TBA


Sunday, May 2

  • Sometime in the AM, Ruck Phase concludes (plan on departing no earlier than 0900)


Clown Cars and Lodging

We encourage nearby regions to use the Slack Channel (see below) to coordinate transportation for inbound PAX.


Our @F3GrandStrand hosts will announce lodging options soon.  Be assured that the GrandStrand is full of quality rooms at an affordable price.  Depending on the Covid situation, a no cost housing option may be available but we are not currently counting on it.  


The F3 Nation GrowRuck Training Event (GTE)


What, you ask, is a GTE?


It’s simple: Learn the principles – Get Right, Live Right, Lead Right, Leave Right (G3L) – from F3 Nation HIM, and apply them during times of high stress and limited visibility (and weight!)

We rolled out GrowSchool in November 2016  as an offering for F3’s “Nomads” — workout locations that are on their way to becoming Regions and can use a little support and encouragement along the way.

After teaching through a couple of GrowSchools, we started to realize how important CSAUP events are to building 2ndF and the overall momentum toward a region. And no CSAUP event that we’ve ever seen has the same catalytic effect on 2ndF and F3 growth as F3 guys getting together to do an overnight ruck challenge.

So, we thought, why not combine the two?

Over the last several years, almost 600 men completed GTEs in 12 states, with more to come in 2021 and beyond.


GrowRuck will be led by some awesome F3 Cadre. Our F3 veteran Cadre will tailor activities and the teaching to reinforce the G3LT curriculum and lessons.


Some of your F3 Nation Leadership (stay tuned to find out who) will participate in the challenge alongside the rest of the PAX.


PAX from regions throughout the Carolinas (and beyond) are encouraged to toe the line and show GrandStrand our support and brotherhood.

What else is included?


Patches, naturally. Always earned, never given.


A GrowRuck T-Shirt will be included with your registration. Tri-blend is life. 




The most frequent question asked when an F3 group begins to look into doing the Challenge is “do I need to buy a $300 backpack”. The short answer is no. A GORUCK ruck is not required, but GORUCK Rucks last — FYI: the Rucker 3.0 model ($185) goes on sale from time-to-time, and F3’s Ruck Clubs often receive discounts that may work for the Rucker, depending on the month. Veterans, teachers, and first responders all get discounts through GovX as well. Contact your local RuckQ or one of the event Qs for details. The 511 Rush 12 is a $110 version that some guys use. The 511 Rush 24 is slightly larger and slightly more expensive. Also, many guys pick up second-hand rucks at Army surplus stores, eBay, or Craigslist.


Another option for GrandStrand and surrounding PAX is the  #LendARuck program. Cubbie (Twitter @Chrswells1) is your Lend-A-Ruck Q and can get you a ruck to use for training and the event for $25.  This includes a GORUCK Rucker with a chest strap and waist belt.  After the event, you’ll wash it and return to your Lend-A-Ruck Q. 

Besides a ruck, you’ll need some bricks or a plate for weight, a headlamp, reflective PT belt, and a hydration bladder. 


Next Steps

  1. Register and put down your $75 deposit at: https://f3nation.com/grform/?growruck_select=GR22-South_Carolina
  2. Join the #growruck-sc2021 channel on the F3 Nation Slack workspace. 
  3. Find a ruck, put some weight in it, and ruck on.
  4. Headlock some buddies to join you in the Worst Hobby Ever. They’ll thank you later.


Important Links


Our Event Slack Channel on the F3 Nation Workspace: Most comz will take place in this channel.  Feel free to join the channel when you register. You can post updates as you train, ask questions, and most importantly “challenge” other regions here. Be sure to keep up with things here as our Cadre will post updates here that you will need to pay attention to.


All Day Ruckoff – by GrowRuck 04 Alumni, Brian Lohr contains many helpful links on training, equipment, and the podcast is informative. Consider following him on Twitter as well. 


Pathfinder Ruck Training (pathfinderrucktraining.com) was started by F3 guys and is a solid training program for any ruck event. 


F3 Nation Rucking on Facebook (closed group) and  @F3NationRuck on Twitter are two key sources of information. You can always email growruck@F3nation.com and the Grow team will either answer your questions or get you to the right person. Be sure to follow @F3GrowRuck on Twitter. 

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