The Things They Carry Ruck March
The University of Iowa Veterans Association is teaming up with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Veterans Organization to ruck march the game ball from Kinnick Stadium to Memorial Stadium in Lincoln Nebraska for the November 24th Cornhusker vs. Hawkeye football game.
Ruckers will be carrying 22 lbs to honor the 22 Veterans who take their own lives every day. The 22 lb will be made up of personal belongings of the volunteers ruck marcher which hold significance to their personal military experience or which honors the service of friends or family. The 344 mile ruck march will kick off on Thursday, November 17th 2016. Team Iowa will hand off the game ball to Team Nebraska on Sunday, November 19th at Freedom Rock 1199 IA-25 Menlo, Iowa .
On the final day of the ruck, Friday November 24th, everyone who participated in the ruck march thought the week is invited to meet up with the final days ruckers and complete the last part of the ruck to Memorial Stadium together.
To view the routes and to find out more information visit the The Things They Carry Ruck March website.