Navy SEAL Foundation wrote -
Virginia native Victor Wise will embark on his fourth 100+ mile ruck in under 48 hours to inspire patriotism and support for our service men and women. This year he will blaze a new route in Seattle, WA while fellow patriots Alex Miller, Robert Davies and James Lafferty lead a group that will travel north on the original route from the Virginia War Memorial to Arlington National Cemetery.
Four years ago, Vic, now a Seattle resident and son of a retired First Sergeant and Operation Enduring Freedom veteran, created “Freedom Ruck,” a physical challenge he hoped would inspire others to give back to the military community. Each year donations have benefited The Navy SEAL Foundation.
On Friday, January 6, at 7:30 AM EST Miller, Davies and Lafferty will begin their 105-mile ruck walking north along U.S. Rt. 1 starting at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, VA. Proudly displaying Old Glory attached to their rucks, their challenge is to complete the route in less than 48 hours, ending at Arlington National Cemetery. Simultaneously, in Seattle, Wise will blaze a new west coast trail for Freedom Ruck.
Proud Americans with a tremendous amount of respect for those who serve, 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.