3rd Annual American Legion Challenge 22 – 2.2 Mile “Ruck” Walk & Crooked Can Block Party

3rd Annual American Legion Challenge 22 – 2.2 Mile “Ruck” Walk & Crooked Can Block Party

Event Date: 2019-11-16 11:00:00


Nov. 16th, 2019 Challenge 22 – 2.2 Mile "Ruck" Walk & Block Party Come out to join the Winter Garden American Legion Post 63, in partnership with the Crooked Can Brewery,  & our community for a walk , block party and a day of camaraderie to raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) Suicide of Veterans.  Join us for a patriotic opening ceremony, the walk, raffles, food, drink, kids activities, live music & so much more!  You are encouraged to bring your Ruck (hiking pack) if you have one, but it is not required.  Walk the full 2.2 miles or stop after the first leg as we will pass back by the stage after the first 1/2 mile.  We are hoping to have some of our WWII, Korea and Vietnam vets participating along with the younger generations.  Golf carts will be available if walking is difficult for you. Bring your family & friends to join the hike or just come out to enjoy the festivities, there will be something for everyone! Again, the goal is to have a great time, while raising awareness to a tragic epidemic of 22 suicides per day due to PTS, while helping us fund solutions that are working.  The event is free, but we are trying to raise $100,000 to go towards proven prevention solutions and additional awareness.  We are asking everyone to donate atleast $20 at the registration table when you check, though it is not required.  If the money is an obstacle, dont worry about it.  Please come join us anyway.   Here is a video of last year's event.   Registration & sign in will begin at 9:30am. The opening ceremony, which will begin at 11:00am, will be followed by the 2.2 mile walk.  Immediately after the walk, we will have an afternoon and evening of fun, with live music, food, Crooked Can beer, kids activities, a mock up of the Vietnam memorial Wall, the Global War on terrorism Wall and so much more.  The live entertainment portion of the day, is called "A Celebration of Veterans and Music Festival" and will start at 1pm; ending at 11pm. Notes: 1.  The event is free, but we are accepting any and all donations as this is a fundraiser as well as an awareness event. You can do so by going to our website or just bringing it to the registration table the morning of. 2.  What is a "Ruck"?  It is a pack that the military uses to carry their gear on hikes.  Typically they weight 50-100lbs.  No requirement to carry anything, but you are welcome to bring your own pack (filled or empty…no one will know)

Winter Garden
426 W Plant St
Winter Garden
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