The Nearly Naked Ruck March Twin Cities raises money to fund 23rd Veteran’s 14-week mental health program (23V Recon) which helps to free local veterans from a life of isolations, anxiety, panic, and depression. This year’s race will take place in Downtown Anoka on Saturday, September 11th with check-in beginning at 11am.
Participants are encouraged to sign up and show up on ruck march day ready to hike 10 miles with heavily-weighted backpacks. Ruckers carry weight on their backs to represent the weight many service members carry in the battle against trauma.
The event is not only a fundraising opportunity, but also a way for civilians to experience the weight and stress our veterans face on a daily basis.
Proceeds from this event support 23rd Veteran exclusive positive reconditioning program – 23V Recon. The money raised supports our veterans right here in the Twin Cities.
What’s 23V Recon? It’s a unique 14-week full-exposure and holistic approach to removing the negative effects of trauma. Based on self-reported data, this is one of the most effective programs developed for military and veterans who’ve experienced trauma. 100% of graduates have reported living a happier and higher quality of life. Many graduates have returned to the workforce, healthier family lives, and stronger contributors to their community.