September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Let's do our part and raise awareness for Childhood Cancer issues, money for a local non-profit that supports our local families fighting this disease, all while we are raising our fitness to the next level!
The "Warrior 62" is a 62 mile fundraising ruck/walk from the American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin to Freeport, IL. 62 miles?!?!?! That's right, but this event is meant for ALL fitness levels and abilities to be able to participate. We kick off the event with a 1.7 mile walk from the Children's Hospital to the UW Badgers Fieldhouse. Everyone who participates in the first 1.7 miles of the event will receive a 1.7 mile starter patch!
Those who wish, can continue on as we walk through downtown Madison for another 5 miles to get to the beginning of the Badger State Trail. Those who walk/ruck with us to this point will receive the city patch!
This is where the fun starts for the Hardcore Ruckers, as we hit the Badger State Trail. This trail will take us all the way to the end of the 62 miles where we will finish at Tutty's Crossing Trailhead in Freeport, IL. Everyone who makes it to the end receives the coveted Warrior 62 patch! For more information about how to register, why we are doing this, logistics of the ruck/walk, and how to raise money, please see the FAQ categories below. We look forward to seeing you in Madison this September!
Our local childhood cancer kids have to travel out of town for all of their treatment, to places like Madison and Chicago. This creates a logistical nightmare on top of battling childhood cancer.
We are going to Ruck 62 miles to raise awareness to the challenges created by the lack of Pediatric Oncology services in our community. We are also showing our little warriors that we see what they are going through!
Participants are raising $ for the 501C3 K Cancer Baseball. All $ raised goes directly to support local families battling childhood cancer. This support is different for every family. It may be providing gas cards, car repairs, parking, food during travel, home modifications, etc.
The easiest way to do this is to create a gofundme campaign. When you create your gofundme, select K Cancer Baseball NFP as the non-profit you are supporting. Here is a youtube link with directions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l8kbAI7Fzs
For an example, see https://www.gofundme.com/f/warrior-62
Yes you can walk! We want everyone who wants to be a part of this, to come along. Most people will just walk either the first 1.7 miles to the UW Badgers Fieldhouse, or will continue on another 5 miles to the beginning of the Badger State Trail.
For the Hardcore, we will be rucking the full 62 miles! Recommended rucksack weight (Go-Ruck) standards are 10 pound rucksack for participants weighing 150 pounds or less and 20 pound rucksack for those over 150 pounds.
Yes! Go to eventbrite and select the appropriate ticket. You can register all the way till start time on September 2nd.
The event begins on Friday, September 2nd, at 2:00pm. We will be meeting at American Family Children's Hospital. 1675 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53792
For those completing the 62 mile ruck, our target completion time is Saturday, September 3rd, at 3:00pm ending at Tutty's Crossing at 250 E Stephenson St, Freeport, IL 61032
For those participating in the full 62 mile ruck, we will have two 15 passenger vans that will be meeting at 8213 N. Alpine Road, Loves Park, IL, 61115 to transport participants to the starting point in Madison. After completion of the event, transportation will be provided from Freeport, back to your vehicle.
For those who take part in the kickoff walk and park at the Children's Hospital in Madison, transportation will be provided from the UW Fieldhouse and from the Badger State Trailhead end points, back to the Children's Hospital
We have custom badges being created for the Warrior 62!
For those who take part in the 1.7 mile kickoff walk, you will receive a Starter Patch.
For those who complete the 7 miles to the Badger State Trailhead, you receive the City Patch.
For the Hardcore Ruckers who complete the entire 62 miles, you receive the Warrior 62 Patch to wear with pride!