At long last, it appears that GORUCK has released their 2022 Event Calendar.
Jason has been warning us for a couple months that 2022 will see significantly less events. He wasn’t kidding. A quick search on the event page and I’m only seeing 3 Heavies for all of 2022 (which also comprises all the HTB’s of the year).
Another thing that stood out to me is how few DC events there are. Being 2 hours for DC, that’s my easy go-to event location and it seemed like every previous year there were tons of opportunities to catch an event up there. In 2022 there are only four challenge events.
I’m sure at some point Jason will weigh in on the logic, but I haven’t heard any reasoning up to this point (just the warnings). I do know that there were a number of events that got canceled this year because of low numbers, which really pissed people off. Perhaps the low number of offerings is to draw bigger crowds to the events.
Of course, I’ve also been hearing reminders that creating custom events is always an option. Perhaps this is the “you want an event, prove it” approach.
Whatever the case, the menu of options is pretty thin this year. As I’ve looked through the list I know that the NYC 50-Miler is a go for me and my daughter (since this year’s 50-miler up there was canceled on us). I love heavies, but the options out there aren’t looking good. I’m sure I’ll do the Redwing Tough and Basic in my hometown (glad to have a challenge back in RVA) and I’m sure I’ll probably do the RVA Star Course as well.
A few years ago I teased the idea of doing a Ruck.Beer custom event. But, a pandemic happened and put the breaks on all those plans. So, with the limited offerings this year, I’m back thinking about it again. Maybe it is time that Richmond got its first Heavy.
So, what do you think about the 2022 schedule? Sound off in the comments below and let us know.