Montana Warrior Ruck
& Team Challenge

This page will provide you everything you need to know about the June 28-30 event weekend at Great Divide.

Location

Great Divide

7385 Belmont Dr

Marysville, MT US 59640

Event Details

Join us for the newest event on the Impact Montana Physical Fitness Event Calendar! It is a combination of 2023's inaugural 24 Hour Montana Warrior Ruck and our flagship event--the Montana Warrior Challenge. So grab your RV or tent, camping gear, and family/friends for a weekend of fun at Great Divide in Marysville, MT on June 28-30, 2024! 

It all starts with an event weekend kickoff social at 6pm on Friday, June 28th at Great Divide with food, music, and other fun activities. 

Team Challenge Events

Teams of 4 will enter into either the 12 or 24 hour category and embark on a relay-style journey, carrying a 35# (males) or 25# (females) rucksack on a 1 mile loop on the mountain, while enduring physical and mental agility exercises throughout the event. Teams will build their own strategy to help them complete the challenges*, manage their energy, and compete for the highest number of course loops and the right to take home the top event prizes (top 3 finishing teams in the 24 hour event only will be awarded prizes). If two (or more) individuals from the same team are on the course at the same time (both must be carrying the appropriately weighted rucks) there will only be loop credit for one team.

The team with the most completed loops in the 24 hour event will also take home the coveted Montana Warrior Challenge Guidon.

*The team challenges list (in no particular order) includes, but may not be limited to: team tractor tire flips; team kettlebell swings; team sandbag military presses; team caterpillar pushups; team burpees; team litter carry exercise; and undisclosed mental agility games. Teams will decide ahead of the start time how they want to complete the list of challenges and they will turn that list in to the ops center prior to their designated event start time. All members of each team will complete the first and the last loop together as a team; however, only one team member needs to be carrying the appropriately weighted rucksack while on the course (not while doing the physical or mental agility challenges). All rucksacks will be weighed before the event begins and throughout the event to ensure weight integrity. 

All teams participating in the 12 or 24 hour events will have access to special event nutrition, fuel to assist with energy management, Impact Montana Service Partners aiding in energy management and recovery, and the teams who meet the minimum event loop threshold (see below) will receive additional event commemoration swag. 

Minimum Event Loop Thresholds

24 Hour Team Challenge-50 Loops

12 Hour Team Challenge-25 Loops

 

Individual Ruck Events (12/24 Hour Categories)

Individuals will embark on their personal journey, carrying a 35# (males) or 25# (females) rucksack on a 1 mile loop across Great Divide to see how many loops they can complete solo over their time span. Individuals will have the opportunity to rest and manage their energy, while pursuing their minimum loop threshold and competing for the highest number of loops completed.

All individuals participating in the 12 or 24 hour events will have access to special event nutrition, fuel to assist with energy management, Impact Montana Service Partners aiding in energy management and recovery, and the individuals who meet the minimum event loop threshold (see below) will receive additional event commemoration swag. 

Individuals will compete for the highest number of course loops and the right to take home the top event prizes (top 3 finishers in the 24 hour event only will be awarded prizes).

Minimum Event Loop Thresholds

24 Hour Individual Ruck-24 Loops

12 Hour Individual Ruck-12 Loops

 

Individual Ruck Events (2/6 Hour Categories)

Individuals will embark on their personal journey, carrying a rucksack (weight of their choice) on a 1 mile loop across Great Divide to see how many loops they can complete solo over their time span. Individuals will have the opportunity to rest and manage their energy according to their needs. There is no minimum number of loops to be completed for these individual events.

All individuals participating in the 2 or 6 hour events will have access to event nutrition and fuel to assist with energy management, as well as Impact Montana Service Partners aiding in energy management and recovery.

 

Youth Team Ruck Events (2/6 Hour Categories)

Youth teams (consisting of 3-5 youth + 1 adult; 13 years old and under) will enter into either the 2 or 6 hour category and embark on a relay-style journey, carrying a rucksack (one individual carrying a minimum of 10#) on a 1 mile loop on the mountain. Youth teams will compete for the highest number of course loops completed and the right to take home the top event prizes (top 3 finishing teams in each team category will be awarded prizes). 

Note: a minimum of 2 youth or 1 adult/1 youth will be hiking together at all times for both events.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

Event Extracurriculars

CAMPING (Event Participants and IM Service/Business Partners)

 -RV Camping is strongly encouraged for teams/participants to support their ability to rest/recover/rejuvenate over the weekend. This ticket includes IMPACT MONTANA Service and Business Partners staying at Great Divide. Registered participants may set up their RV for the entire weekend (Friday-Sunday) at Great Divide for only $50. RV campers must have a GiveButter ticket and show proof of registered participation.

 -Tent Camping is also encouraged for teams/participants to assist with having a place to rest and rejuvenate. Registered participants (and Impact Montana Service and Business Partners) can set up their tents for the entire weekend (Friday-Sunday) at Great Divide for $25. Tent campers must have a GiveButter ticket and show proof of event registration.

 

CAMPING (Non-Participants, Spectators, and Non-Business Partners)

-General RV Camping: tickets for the weekend are $100

-General Tent Camping: tickets for the weekend are $50

 

SPECTATORS

-Spectators are welcome to join IMPACT MONTANA for the weekend at the event and are invited to support IMPACT MONTANA's mission by making a $20 donation.

 

VENDING (Impact Montana Business Partners)

-Our existing business partners are invited to join us (with a canopy tent and info) at our events to share their business with our community at no extra charge. We ask that business partners register so we can arrange for the appropriate space. Please bring your GIVEBUTTER ticket to the event to expedite check-in and placement.

 Note: This ticket does not include camping (RV or tent) space. If you plan on staying at Great Divide with us for the weekend, please also purchase the appropriate camping ticket. 

 

VENDING (Non-Business Partners)

-If you are a Montana business and would like to join us at Great Divide for this event to showcase/sell your products or services with the space for a 10'x10' canopy, you may purchase a vending ticket for $250. Please bring your GIVEBUTTER ticket to the event to expedite check-in and placement.

REGISTER FOR EVENT EXTRACURRICULARS 

Interested in Sponsoring the Montana Warrior Ruck & Team Challenge?

This event is IMPACT MONTANA's flagship event. We invite Montana businesses to sponsor this event in a variety of ways. 

BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP DETAILS 

Businesses are invited to step in and show their support for Impact Montana's mission and the event participants at this event hosted at Great Divide. Our team is available to discuss the following event sponsorship opportunities with you.

Elite Level-$2500 (Sponsors are invited to set up a canopy tent, display banners, and will have their business branding attached to their choice event and will be verbally recognized before and during the selected sponsored event)

-The Friday Night Social Gathering (will include food, music, and other activities)

-The 24 Hour Individual Ruck & Team Challenge is powered by Dynamic Health Technologies

Note: Elite Level Sponsors may receive 16 entries (individual- 16, teams- 4, or a combination of both) to participate in any event category if desired

 

Champion Level-$1000 (Sponsors are invited to set up a canopy tent, display banners, and will have their business branding attached to their choice event and will be verbally recognized before and during the selected sponsored event)

-The 12 Hour Individual Ruck & Team Challenge

-The 6 Hour Individual & Youth Team Ruck

-The 2 Hour Individual & Youth Team Ruck

Note: Champion Level Sponsors may receive 8 entries (individual- 8, team- 2, or a combination of both) to participate in any event category if desired

 

Warrior Level-$500 (Sponsors will have a custom sign created with business branding along with the chosen sponsored community for display along the mountain course/loop; there will be only one sponsor for each community segment)

-US Army (Available for Sponsorship)

-US Navy (Available for Sponsorship)

-US Marine Corps (Available for Sponsorship)

-US Air Force (Available for Sponsorship)

-US Space Force (Available for Sponsorship)

-US Coast Guard (Available for Sponsorship)

-Montana Army National Guard (Available for Sponsorship)

-Montana Air National Guard (Available for Sponsorship)

-Montana Gold Star Families (Available for Sponsorship)

-Montana Blue Star Families (Available for Sponsorship)

-Montana Structural Firefighters (Available for Sponsorship)

-Montana Wildland Firefighters (Available for Sponsorship)

-Montana Highway Patrol (Available for Sponsorship)

-Montana City/County Law Enforcement (Available for Sponsorship)

-Montana Emergency Medical Teams (Available for Sponsorship)

Note: Warrior Level Sponsors may receive 4 entries (individual- 4 or one team) to participate in any event category if desired

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