You used to have to be at least 18 to do our events. Now, thanks to some fancy work by our lawyers, we can include minors (16-17 year olds) to participate as well. The catch is that this loophole is only valid for GORUCK Tough, Light, Scavenger and all Star Course (50, 26.2 and 12 miles) events and if you're under 18, you and a parent/legal guardian will need to do a little extra work to make it happen.
But we are able to permit children 8 and above at our 5K, 10K and 15K Star Course Sprint Series to ruck the event with their parent/legal guardian.
Requirement #1: The parent/legal guardian of the minor signs GORUCK's online participant waiver while designating minor as the event participant.
Requirement #2: A parent/legal guardian chaperones the minor during the event. This means the parent/legal guardian and the minor are either participating in the event together or the parent/legal guardian is present as a shadow for the event. The minor is not allowed to participate in the event if the parent/legal guardian does not show.