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What to Expect at Your First GORUCK Event

Every GORUCK event is unique, but if you’ve never done an event before and wonder what you might be getting yourself into… It is something like this:

First, there is usually a pre-event meetup at a bar. You should go to that.
beer

After that, everyone gathers at the starting point.
arrive

Suddenly, the Cadre shows up out of nowhere.
rule1

There is usually a roll call and some admin stuff.
bored

If you’re lucky, there is a welcome party.
fun

Sometimes the welcome party can last a while.
Are you crying

After you move out, at some point you may be put in charge of your team.
wait-what

As team leader, you’ll do a great job.
motivate

Some time during the night the Cadre will remind you that you’re not moving fast enough.
fu

If you’re lucky, Cadre will give you 5 minutes to rest and refuel
snack

Your team will inevitably mess something up and Cardre will remind the team leader the importance of communication.
drinking

There may be a log.
log

You’ll get tired and cranky.
sleepy

You may go to a dark place.
dark

But, eventually your team is starting to get their shit together and the Cadre will give you a compliment.
nice

Everything is clicking. Your team has come together. Well done.
clap

You start to realize you’re near where you started. It is almost over. You don’t have anything to worry about. It is smooth sailing from here on out. Just coast on in to glory. Don’t worry about anything.
end

The event is over. Congratulations, you get a patch.
beer

You look at the people on your team…
best-friends

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