We are super excited to have GORUCK as an official sponsor and offer an official Rucking division for GOMR starting in 2019. We’re calling it the GOMRR (Get Outside Mountain Relay Ruck). Say it like a pirate, with an extra “Arrr” on the end.
What is rucking? It is basically hiking/walking with a weighted pack, not including your water, gels, food, etc. Running is not recommended, but you should walk as fast or as slow as you are able. The GORUCK official website has a great amount of information on rucking, how to ruck, training tips, and offers their awesome Made in USA rucksacks for sale.
We will be offering teams of 6 or 9 to relay the 1/2 GOMR distance (104 miles). Teams of 6 or 9 will take turns rucking 18 sections of one GOMR loop. 6 on a team rucking one loop of GOMR is the same as 12 rucking both loops, so don’t think you’re getting off easy. But in this format, it will take about half the time (26 or more hours). Average total distance is about 17 miles per rucker (though one set of Legs will only be 11 miles). 9 on a team will ruck twice with an average distance of 12 miles (one set of legs will only be 8 miles). If you have a team of 12, just split it into two teams of 6 and you will always have a buddy rucking with you. Teams can be all male, all female, or mixed.
We ask that you run with your phone because we have partnered with a great running app that you can use even if you don’t have cell phone signal.
Note: AT&T doesn’t work at all up here, and other carriers are pretty spotty.
The RunGo App (available on Apple and Android) lets you download your GOMR routes to your phone. Then, when you’re ready to run, hit Start and it will have the map and give you vocal cues along the way for turns, and may even tell you how much further you have to go on a particular climb. I have used it up here and at other races, where I had no phone signal, and it worked awesome. It’s why we decided to partner with them. We’ve created the Get Outside Mountain Relay group inside the app with all the routes.
Download the app and complete the instructions below before GOMR and where you have good cell service or Wi-Fi.
If you have any questions, contact Head Gomer Donny McCall at firstname.lastname@example.org.