Rucksgiving, a Beasts OCR tradition, started in 2015.
There are different times that Rucksgiving can happen. It could be the morning of Thanksgiving, the weekend after or any time around Thanksgiving. In all instances, participants will hike 3+ miles with a weighted backpack. Usually the end of the hike is at a charity of some sort with the bulk of the weight carried donated to the charity.
To take a step back, what is rucking?
RUCK•ING [VERB] carrying a weighted pack on your back. It implies action, energy, and purpose.
Rucking is the foundation of Special Forces training. Green Berets are well versed in shouldering heavy rucks through cities, mountains, jungles and deserts, in war and in peace — alone when they must, together whenever possible. Rucking requires strength, endurance, and character — and builds it, too.
Note: Hiking is rucking in the mountains, urban hiking is simply called rucking. Rucking can be done at any weight.
The above is taken form the masters of endurance rucking events, GORUCK. Check out the What is Rucking video here.
As of 2017, the rucksgiving.org domain was registered by a Beasts OCR member to help promote Rucksgiving and to create a hub for Rucksgiving events.