GORUCK Light Challenge coming to Lethbridge in June

By Aaron Mahoney (@Mahones93 on Twitter)
May 13, 2018 - 10:38am

LETHBRIDGE – Lethbridge Sports and Social Club is bringing GORUCK to Lethbridge for a team building endurance event on Saturday, June 9, the first event of its kind in the city.

Led by a Special Forces cadre, participants in this GORUCK Light Challenge will complete a series of challenges that will teach them the importance of teamwork, leadership, and achieving one’s true potential.

Patrick McCullagh, founder of the Lethbridge Sports and Social Club, says what makes a GORUCK event unique is that everyone who signs up becomes part of a single team.

“Participants can sign up on their own or with friends or family, but everyone becomes part of the same team working together to accomplish one goal,” McCullagh said.

A GORUCK Light Challenge is a four-to-five-hour, seven-to-10-mile team-work endurance event led by active and/or former Special Forces officers.

Participants will carry 10-20 lbs in their rucksacks for the duration of the event while collaborating on a series of challenges that will test their leadership, teamwork, mental acumen and physical abilities.

A GORUCK Light Challenge has a 100-per-cent completion rate, and the leaders’ goal is to ensure participants succeed.

“A GORUCK Challenge leaves participants no choice but to work together. The Special Forces officer will create pressure points on the team to ensure team members connect and work together. No one finishes first and no one finishes last,” McCullagh stated, adding by the end of the event everyone will learn that they are capable of overcoming all challenges if they work together as a team and push themselves a little harder.

“I’ve completed three GORUCK events, and with each one, I feel I’ve learned life skills that can be applied to any situation,” McCullagh continued. “I wanted to bring GORUCK to Lethbridge because I hope it will empower those who participate to become better members of their communities.”

Anyone looking for more information, or to sign up for the GORUCK Light Challenge, can call 403-360-0492 or visit here.

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