November 11th 9:00 AM
On Saturday, November 11th, Longleaf Church and Training For Warriors – Julington Creek will be hosting a Ruck event to benefit our county’s “in-transition” and homeless students at the St. Johns County A.S.S.I.S.T Program.
Registration begins at 8:00 AM
Warm-Up begins at 8:45 AM
Ruck begins at 9:00 AM
Children 12 and under: $25
All proceeds benefit the St. Johns ASSIST Program. Due to the fact that this is a charity event, no refunds will be given.
RiverTown Amenity Center –
RiverHouse Community center in St. Johns County, Florida
Address: Kendall Crossing Dr, St Johns, FL 32259
ASSIST, which stands for Aid and Support for Students in Sudden Transition, offers supportive services and emergency assistance for homeless students in St. Johns County. Learn more about ASSIST here.
During the Ruck, we will also be collecting Walmart Gift Cards for the ASSIST program. These gift cards will be given to students who need them for gas.
What is rucking?
Rucking is the action of walking with weight on your back. Walking with a weighted rucksack (aka backpack) is a low impact exercise based on military training workouts. Hiking is rucking in the mountains and urban hiking is simply called rucking. You’ve probably even spent time rucking – traveling, bringing books to school, or on your commute to work. Carrying weight is a necessary part of life, and as it turns out, humans are naturally good at it, too. (goruck.com)
Join us after the Ruck for fun activities and an opportunity to win prizes!
All Ruck participants must complete the Liability Waiver and bring it with them to the event.
Thank you to all participants and businesses for taking an interest in helping our students! It helps more than you will ever know! If you can’t participate, please share this event. See you on November 11th!
Volunteer with Us!
We are looking for volunteers to help make this event a success! Please find the volunteer descriptions below, then register as a volunteer. Volunteers will need to arrive at 7:00 a.m. for set-up.
Service hours can be provided for those who need them. Please email email@example.com after the event.
Longleaf Missions Table – Collect donated gift cards and provide information about Mandarin + Longleaf Missions and the St. Johns ASSIST Program
Refreshments Table – Pass out refreshments to participants.
Registration Table – Manage participant check-in and onsite event registration.
Swag Bag Table – Manage pick-up for participants.
T-Shirt Table – Manage pick-up for participants.
Water Station 1 – Warm-up Field. Pass out water to participants.
Water Station 2 – Orange Branch Trail and Main St. Roundabout. Pass out water to participants.
Water Station 3 – 2188 Orange Branch Tr. Pass out water to participants.
Signage (Adults) – Put event signs up around Rivertown, along course, and at registration/warm-up area (Volunteers will drive around in vehicles/golf carts to complete tasks).
Questions about this event? Please contact Gabrielle Bellamy, Longleaf Church Missions Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Special Thank You to our Sponsors:
🥇 Gold Level
🥉 Bronze Level
On Saturday, November 12th, Longleaf Church and Training For Warriors – Julington Creek will be hosting a Ruck event to benefit our county’s “in-transition” and homeless students at the St. Johns County A.S.S.I.S.T Program.
The Ruck will begin at 9:00 am with check-in from 8:00-9:00 am at the Rivertown Amenity Center – Riverhouse (Kendall Crossing Dr, St. Johns, FL 32259). Registrations through October 29th will be $40 and $20 for children 12 and under. After that, it will increase to $50 until Ruck day. Participants will receive a dry-fit t-shirt and snacks for registration. To guarantee your shirt size and availability, you must register by October 29th.
ALL proceeds will go directly to the ASSIST Program thanks to Longleaf Church and TFW. ASSIST (Aid and Support for Students in Sudden Transition) of St. Johns County School District is a program set up through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and ensures that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including public preschool education, as other children and youth.
This event will consist of warm-up exercises led by Training For Warriors trainers, a 3-mile hike with Ruck Sack (details below), points along the hike where we will take part in challenging and trainer-led exercises, and fitness challenges at the finish. There will also be a few different food offerings as well as live music.
Each participant will need to bring their own “Ruck Sack”. This can be a backpack or drawstring bag filled with a weight of your choosing. Suggestion would be that if you are just starting out with rucking or it’s been awhile since you’ve done much physical activity, start with a weight that’s about 10% of your bodyweight. You will be wearing your Ruck Sack for the duration of the event, hike, and exercises, so you can make the event as easy or as challenging as you would like based upon how heavy you make your Ruck Sack.
We are also inviting participants (if they wish) to bring $25 dollar Walmart gift cards in lieu of canned good donations so that ASSIST can offer these to students who need food, clothing, hygiene, etc.
Thank you to all participants and businesses for taking an interest in helping our students! It helps more than you will ever know! If you can’t participate, please share this event. See you on November 13th!
Special thank you to our 2021 Ruck St. Johns Sponsors :