4th Annual Freedom Ruck

4th Annual 105 Mile Freedom Ruck Benefitting The Navy SEAL Foundation

Virginia native Victor Wise will embark on his fourth 100+ mile ruck in under 48 hours on Friday, January 6 to inspire patriotism and support for our servicemen and women. 

Seattle, WA – 01/06/2017 @ 0730 PST – Victor Wise, a Seattle resident and son of a retired First Sergeant and Operation Enduring Freedom veteran, will embark on his fourth “Freedom Ruck,” a physical challenge he hopes will help inspire others to give back to the military community, on Friday, January 6 at 7:30AM PST. Donations will benefit The Navy SEAL Foundation. Equipped with an American flag and rucksack, his challenge is to complete the route in less than 48 hours.

Wise will begin his Freedom Ruck at the Garden of Remembrance in downtown Seattle and continue his ruck visiting a number of significant war memorials in this order: Downtown Park in Bellevue, then Veteran's Memorial Park in Auburn, followed by Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, then War Memorial Park in Tacoma, and ending at the Capitol Campus in Olympia. 

Previous Freedom Ruck events have taken place on the East coast in Virginia. This is the first year that a West coast and East coast Freedom Ruck will take place simultaneously. While Wise blazes a new route in Seattle, WA fellow ruckers Alex Miller, Robert Davies and James Lafferty will lead a ruck along U.S. Rt. 1, beginning at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, VA and ending at Arlington National Cemetery.

Proud Americans with a tremendous amount of respect for those who serve their country, Wise, Miller, Davies, and Lafferty hope Freedom Ruck will serve as inspiration to the general public to express their gratitude to the military community and their families. 

“The goal of Freedom Ruck is to simply say thank you. We try to lead by example and inspire folks to stand behind these heroes and their families. Our hope is to rally the public to take action. Our servicemen and women deserve to know how much we appreciate what they do,” said Wise.

Freedom Ruck monetary donations are 100% tax deductible and benefit The Navy SEAL Foundation. Find Freedom Ruck online or on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

For media inquires please call Valerie Reynolds at 570-220-6125 or e-mail: freedomruck@gmail.com