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Xtreme Fitness Presents a Benefit Ruck for Chris' Pets for Vets and Active Heroes

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EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2016

Xtreme fitness of Hampton NH has teamed up with Annie’s Angels/Chris’ Pets for Vets and Active Heroes to bring you an unprecedented 9+ hour (daytime) physical and mental challenge to benefit our nation’s veterans. Have you ever wondered what types of training the world’s mightiest fighting forces go through to prepare themselves? Join us and get a glimpse into the world of military fitness while having fun with your family and friends.

Led by some of our country’s finest active and inactive service members, you will be doing a ruck march (weighted backpack walk) in a wooded setting along a scenic rail trail paired with a group workout and much more!

The goal of the event is to raise funds for both great organizations to help our nation’s veterans and end suicide among our nation's veterans.

Registration fee is $0.00 but we ask that you fund raise $100.00 dollars (or more) to earn a custom morale patch (popular staple in the military) designed and made exclusively for this event!

Find out more about both charities and their missions:

www.activeheroes.org

www.anniesangels.net

Registration Friday night from 1700 (5 pm) to 1900 (7 pm) and 0700 (7 am) to 0800 (8 am)

April 16 step off 0900 (9 am)

I've never done a Rucking before, what's it all about?

SOLDIERS have been doing this for hundreds of years, and it’s an activity so simple you’ll wonder why you’ve never thought of doing it yourself before.

The activity? Rucking, otherwise known as walking with a weighted pack on your back.

Getting its name from “rucksacks,” which is military-speak for “backpack,” rucking is marching or walking while wearing your rucksack (which is always loaded down with gear).

In training camps and in the field, soldiers may ruck up to 40 kilometres (or more) a day, grunting a pack that weighs upwards of 90 kilograms.

But to build the body of a Navy SEAL, you don’t have to (nor should you) carry a pack weighing the equivalent of a grown man. Just add a bit of weight to any old pack you have lying around the house, take a walk, and you’ll open up a whole new world of fitness.

“Rucking is great for the average person,” says Doug Kechijian, doctor of physical therapy at Peak Performance, in New York City, and a former US Special Forces soldier. “It’s simple, and it delivers a lot of health and fitness benefits.”

Registration check in - Friday evening - 1700 (5 pm) to 1900 (7 pm)
Saturday morning - 0700 (7 am) to 0800 (8 am)
Event Step Off - 0900 (9 am) This is a 9+ hour event!
Parking at Xtreme Fitness - 7 Scott Road, Hampton, NH

Things to consider bringing:

On your person - *Rucksack *Boots or sneakers *Socks *Pants or shorts *Long or short sleeve top *Hat *Headlamp for dark *Sunglasses *Reflective PT Belt or strobe light

In your Rucksack - *Hydration system, 3 lt *back up water bottle *extra socks *appropriate weight *snacks *foot care kit *extra clithes *ID & health Insurance card *Cash *wind breakers/raincoat *

Optional things to bring - *Medicine *change of footwear *dry bag