Ruck St. Johns

Longleaf Church invites you to join us for our 4th Annual Ruck St. Johns event on Saturday, November 11, at RiverTown!

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Warm-Up begins at 8:45 a.m.
Ruck begins at 9:00 a.m.

Adults: $45
Children 12 and under: $25
All proceeds benefit the St. Johns ASSIST Program. Due to the fact that this is a charity event, no refunds will be given.
ASSIST, which stands for Aid and Support for Students in Sudden Transition, offers supportive services and emergency assistance for homeless students in St. Johns County. Learn more about ASSIST here.

During the Ruck, we will also be collecting Walmart Gift Cards for the ASSIST program. These gift cards will be given to students who need them for gas.

What is rucking?
Rucking is the action of walking with weight on your back. Walking with a weighted rucksack (aka backpack) is a low impact exercise based on military training workouts. Hiking is rucking in the mountains and urban hiking is simply called rucking. You’ve probably even spent time rucking – traveling, bringing books to school, or on your commute to work. Carrying weight is a necessary part of life, and as it turns out, humans are naturally good at it, too. (

Join us after the Ruck for fun activities and an opportunity to win prizes!

All Ruck participants must complete the Ruck Liability Waiver (found under Resources) and bring it with them to the event.

We are looking for volunteers to help make this event a success! Please find the volunteer descriptions below, then register as a volunteer. Volunteers will need to arrive at 7:00 a.m. for set-up.
Service hours can be provided for those who need them. Please email after the event. 

  • Longleaf Missions Table
    • Collect donated gift cards and provide information about Mandarin Longleaf Missions and the St. Johns ASSIST Program
  • Refreshments Table
    • Pass out refreshments to participants
  • Registration Table
    • Manage participant check-in and onsite event registration
  • Swag Bag Table
    • Manage pick-up for participants
  • T-Shirt Table
    • Manage pick-up for participants
  • Water Station 1: Warm-up Field
    • Pass out water to participants
  • Water Station 2: Orange Branch Trail and Main St. Roundabout
    • Pass out water to participants
  • Water Station 3: 2188 Orange Branch Tr.
    • Pass out water to participants
  • Signage (Adults)
    • Put event signs up around Rivertown, along course, and at registration/warm-up area (Volunteers will drive around in vehicles/golf carts to complete tasks)

Questions about this event? Please contact Gabrielle Bellamy, Longleaf Church Missions Coordinator, at


Nov 11 2023


7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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