Chicago Veterans Ruck March 2023

Friday, May 26th

Chicago Veterans Ruck March 2023

Join our Chicago Veterans Ruck March 2023 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.

Check out our FAQ Page to learn more:

Event Day Rundown:

0700: Participant Check-In begins (Veterans Memorial Park 299 Park Avenue, Glencoe, IL 60022)
0830: Opening Ceremony
0900: First Wave Step Off
1100-1300: Lunch at Centennial Park in Evanston (1821 N Sheridan Road, Evanston)
1400 – 1800: Finish line/medals in Chicago along Lake Michigan (Lincoln Park)

View our Ruck March Route.

Register for the Ruck March

Registration is now open! Register as an individual or grab your friends and co-workers and register as a team! Each year we have over 150 teams participate.

Create a Fundraiser

Can’t attend our Chicago Veterans Ruck March but still want to support? Help us raise awareness and create your very own fundraising page.

Volunteer with us

Our volunteers help make this event a success! Help share our mission, hang flyers, social media and marketing support, photographers, and more!

Become a Ruck March Sponsor

Partner with us! If you or your company is interested in becoming a sponsor please use the link below to fill out the quick interest form and receive our sponsorship package. We have various sponsorship tiers including opportunities to partner as nonprofit agency.

Our Partners and Sponsors