Join our Chicago Veterans Ruck March 2022 and help raise awareness of suicide prevention efforts and fight to reduce the stigma around mental health. We’re addressing an important issue that affects many people every single day, including our military veteran community. An estimated 126 people die by suicide each day in the US, 17 of them being military veterans. Join us in our mission to spread awareness and reduce the stigma!
Every Memorial Day weekend since 2014, veterans, family members, and friends from all over the United States come together to walk in honor and remembrance of those we lost at home and on the battlefield. This year our Ruck March is 17-miles instead of 22-miles representing the 17 veterans we lose every single day to suicide, down from 22 veterans a few years ago.
Participate from anywhere virtually or attend in person. Invite your friends and family to join us on our route or map your own course. Completing your miles can be fun, you can walk. run, jog, or ride a bike. We hope to see you at this year, Chicago Veterans Ruck March 2022.
Check out our FAQ Page to learn more: https://chicagovets.org/ruck-march-faqs/
Event Day Rundown:
0700: Participant Check-In begins
0830: Opening Ceremony
0900: First Wave Step Off
1400-1700: End Point Activities
What is the start, lunch, and end point?
The start point and endpoint will be the same:
Midway Plaisance Park, 1130 Midway Plaisance, Chicago, IL 60637
The route you will follow will be from Midway Plaisance to Milton Olive Lee, and back to the Midway Plaisance.