May 1, 2019

100 Mile Charity Ruck | Benefiting the Carpenter’s Shelter

100 Mile Charity Ruck | Benefiting the Carpenter’s Shelter

On July 19, 2019 Capital MMA & Elite Fitness will begin our 100 Mile Charity Ruck. Participants will start in Washington DC and embark on a 100 mile route — over three days — to Lorton, Virginia. Capital’s ruckers will traverse three states, bringing awareness and raising money for the Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria, VA.

The Carpenter’s Shelter is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to supporting the homeless in achieving sustainable independence through shelter, guidance, education and advocacy.

How do you ruck? It’s simple. It starts with a frameless cloth backpack (aka rucksack) secured to one’s back with two straps. Rucking has its foundations in the military, and has become a very popular form of community based exercise, easily scaled by how much weight — or how little — ruckers choose to pack.

There are three options for getting involved:
Option 1 for Participation

Join us on July 19, 2019! You can opt for 25 miles, 50 miles, or go for it and do the entire 100 miles over three days. First, visit our Go Fund Me page and pledge:

25 miles – $35.00
50 miles – $65.00
100 miles – $100.00

Make sure you leave a comment noting your physical address and tee shirt size. Tee shirts will then be mailed several weeks after the 100 Mile Charity Ruck concludes. Also, meet up and route details will be sent in late May.  The deadline for registration is July 12, 2019.

Option 2 for Participation

Follow the steps above, but walk, ruck or run the miles on your own any time during the month of July.


Donate $250.00 (or more) and your company’s name will be displayed on the 100 Mile Charity Ruck tee shirt. Your company’s name will also be mentioned in our press release and on all social media posts and announcements. If you are interested in sponsorship please email us at

Joining us for the 100 Mile Charity Ruck guarantees you’ll get exercise, build community, strengthen character, benefit a worthy cause and feel the satisfaction of knowing that you did it.

Want to stay involved? Consider joining our ruck tribe, the Capital Bad Mother Ruckers.

Interested in more events which help the Carpenter’s Shelter in their fight against homelessness, then please visit the Carpenter’s Shelter events page.

100 Mile Charity Ruck | Benefiting the Carpenter’s Shelter
Capital MMA & Elite Fitness is teaming up with the Carpenter’s Shelter to raise awareness and funds to support homeless families in the Northern Virginia region by rucking 100 miles through DC, Maryland and Virginia.

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