What are the GoRuck Games? Let’s take a look at the newly announced event from GoRuck that will be taking place at the first annual Sandlot Jax Fitness Fest. Breaking down who’s involved, where it’s at, who can sign up, and more about the event. So let’s get to it!
Note: They have announced that there will be a 2023 event. Once they release more details I’ll update the info here.
- The GoRuck Games is a two-day, invite-only competition with $50,000 in total prize money, featuring events like obstacle courses, rucking, weighted challenges, and more.
- It took place in Jacksonville, Florida, in April 2022, and details for the 2023 event are pending.
- The competition involves point-based events on Saturday, with the top 8 competitors advancing to a tournament on Sunday.
- Prize money breakdown: 1st place – $15,000, 2nd – $5,000, 3rd – $2,000, and so on.
- The event is sponsored by GoRuck, Savage Race, and Rogue Fitness, known in US functional fitness.
- Sign-up details for the 2023 event are pending, with a limited number of spots available for athletes in the competition.
What are the GoRuck Games? Everything You Need to Know
Date: April 23-24 2022
Location: Metropolitan Park • Jacksonville, Florida
The newly announced GoRuck Games will be a two day, invite only competition featuring an advertised $50,000 in total prize money. Sponsored by GoRuck, Savage Race, and Rogue Fitness, three of the most recognized names in US functional fitness.
How the Competition Will Work
On Saturday, athletes will compete in a full series of events. With athletes earning points for their position in each event. At the end of the first day of competition (Saturday) the top 8 men and women will advance to a tournament style competition starting on Sunday. Leading to a head to head competition between the top two athletes from both the male and female brackets at the end of the event.
These are subject to change. And the promoters recommend you come early to the event and preview the course on April 22.
- The Confidence Course with obstacles by Savage Rage
- Weighted Challenges by Rogue Fitness
- Running, Sprinting, Jumping
- Sandbag Work
The event is offering $50,000 in total prize money. $25,000 per Male/Female Division, $50,000 total. With the breakdown by finishing position below.
- 1st – $15,000
- 2nd – $5,000
- 3rd – $2,000
- 4th – $1,000
- 5th – $500
- 6th – $500
- 7th – $500
- 8th – $500
How to Sign Up/Enter (2023 Update)
They have not released the sign up page and info for 2023. But they have announced the event will be taking place. So you call follow their main site here (GoRuck Games website) or I’ll update this page when the release more info. Below is the info for the past 2022 event.
For the first year of the GoRuck Games, they are only taking 50 men and 50 women (100 total) for the competition. Potential athletes are/were required to submit through an application process by January 15th. If they extend the date I’ll update it here.
While we are still waiting for more details on the event to be released, Obstacle Racing Media has released an initial video with all the details they have on the event. You can check it out below.
The GoRuck Games, held in Jacksonville, Florida in April 2022, is an exclusive two-day competition offering a total prize pool of $50,000. Featuring a range of challenging events, the competition attracted top athletes and was sponsored by notable names in US functional fitness. Although details for the 2023 event are pending, the limited number of spots available ensures fierce competition. Stay tuned for updates, and if you’re passionate about functional fitness, this event is one to watch for future participation opportunities.