2019 Ruck March Walker Registration

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Why We March

The intent of The Ruck March of Lake County is to bring awareness to the Veteran suicide epidemic that claims the lives of approximately 20 Veterans every day.

Only one out of fourteen people have served in the US military in one capacity or another. That equates to 7% and dropping. However, Veterans make up nearly one out of six or 17% of daily suicides. A 2018 study from the Department of Veteran Affairs revealed a decrease from 22 to 20 Vets who commit suicide daily. Obviously, the numbers are moving in the right direction. But Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation is working to bring them down to zero. How can you help us?

You can participate with us in the Ruck March of Lake County and raise awareness of this continuing tragedy.

Funds will be donated to Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to reducing the amount of time it takes for warriors to ask for help, mitigating many of the issues that arise.

The Ruck March has two purposes

1. Honor all Veterans and Service Members, both male and female lost to suicide.
2. To use increased awareness to reduce suicides.

How We Achieve Our Purpose

To honor our fallen Veterans, we participate in a patriotic 22-kilometer march carrying a 20+ pound ruck (backpack). The weight in the rucksack symbolizes the daily loss of life as well as the emotional and physical weight carried by those struggling with a lack of hope. Carry as much or as little as you can or want. It is up to you.

If you feel the same way we do and wish to support our cause, then register to participate in the event. You can create your own team for competition and for additional fund raising. If rucking isn’t for you, that’s okay. You can participate by volunteering to help before, during or after the event…or just donate to this wonderful cause.

Event Details

Date: Saturday September 7, 2019
Registration Check-In: 8:00 am
Step-Off: 10:00 am
Starting Point: Libertyville VFW – 293 Peterson Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048
Finish Point: Lake Villa VFW* – 130 E Grand Ave, Lake Villa IL 60046

Funds will be donated to Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to reducing the amount of time it takes for a Service Member to ask for help, mitigating issues that arise.

Parking is limited and we recommend carpooling or being dropped off.

Shuttles will be provided to return participants back to their vehicles.

Above all, please join us and have a good time for a great cause!

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Preparation

We highly recommend you start training as early as possible. Not everyone who participates will finish. Cut your toe nails, prep for chafing, use broken-in boots/shoes, moleskin, band aids, bring extra socks and hydrate yourself before and during the event. Water will be available throughout the route but bring your own drinking source as well. We recommend alternating between water and an electrolyte drink. We also suggest carrying an extra phone battery pack just in case your phone dies.

Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided for all volunteers and participants along the route.

Rules

It is important that you obey all traffic signs.

No weapons are allowed or needed for this event, so keep them at home.

Please obey all laws and city ordinances, no need to go to jail that day or get any tickets.

Location

Starting Point: Libertyville VFW – 293 Peterson Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048

Finish Point: Lake Villa VFW* – 130 E Grand Ave, Lake Villa IL 60046

*Parking is limited, and we recommend carpooling or being dropped off.

Shuttles will be provided to return participants back to their vehicles.

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How to Register

1. Click on hotlink: This will direct you to the 3rd Annual Ruck March of Lake County Eventbrite page.
2. Click on the green box labeled “Tickets”.
3. Select “1” for ticket amount. Please register each participant separately for everyone’s name and t size.
4. Click on the green box labeled “Checkout”.
5. Scroll down under “Registration Information” and fill in the required fields:

      a)  Ticket Buyer: participants full name, email address, and cell phone number.
      b)  Payment: Payment method and billing information.
      c)  Other Information: Gender and t-shirt size

6, Under “Additional Items”, click on the Ruck March of Lake County icon for the complimentary t-shirt.
7. Confirm that the quantity is “1” and click on the green box labeled “Add to Order”.
8. Review your order and click on the green box labeled “Pay Now”.

You have completed Registration and will receive an email with your ticket.

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You will be required to sign the following on the day of the march if you haven't already done so. Please cut and paste on a separate document and bring to registration desk when you sign in. Thanks so much!

Waiver of Liability

This agreement releases Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation, the employees and volunteers thereof, and partnering sponsors and municipalities from all liability relating to injuries that may occur during September 8th, 2018 Ruck March. By signing this agreement, I agree to hold the aforementioned persons and organizations entirely free from any liability, including financial responsibility for injuries incurred, regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence.

I am over 18 years of age or am accompanied by my guardian and acknowledge the risks involved in this march. These include but are not limited to: dehydration, blisters, cramps, heat injuries, injuries from the cold, minor scrapes and cuts, broken bones, aches, and back pain. I understand I am participating voluntarily, and that risks have been made clear to me. Additionally, I do not have any conditions that will increase the likelihood of experiencing injuries while engaging in this activity. If I do, I hold myself and/or my guardian liable for further injury.

By signing below, I release Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation the employees, volunteers thereof, and partnering sponsors and municipalities from all claims for any reason. By participating, I will help raise awareness of the national Veteran Suicide Epidemic. I will also make every effort to obey safety precautions as listed in writing and as explained to me verbally. I will ask for clarification when needed.

I, ________________, fully understand and agree to the above terms.

Participant____________________Date________________

Guardian________________________Date________________

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Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation Media Alert

What: A 20-kilometer march to raise awareness of the 20 Veterans who commit suicide every day. The Ruck March of LakeCounty is sponsored by the Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation. A ruck sack is a military term for a back pack which is optional for marchers to wear to honor those who have fallen.

Why: Today, many more Veterans die by their own hand than by enemy combatants. In fact, to date, more than three times as many Vietnam Veterans have taken their own lives than dies in the 20 years of the Vietnam war. Moreover, women Veterans are 250 times more likely than civilian women to commit suicide (VA). The suicide rate for service members is substantially higher than for civilians. Suicide prevention is possible with attention and treatment.

Who: Participants will help Veterans to begin healing by encouraging them to ask for and to accept help.

Where: The march begins at the Libertyville, Il Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8741 (293 Peterson Rd., Libertyville, 60045) and ends at Daisy’s Artish Café (216 N. Milwaukee Rd., Lake Villa, 60046).

When: Saturday, September 7th at 10 a.m. (Registration starts at 7 a.m.)

Contact: Bob Gorman, Vietnam Veteran and Public Relations Officer for Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation.

lakevetsfound.org 847-322-5176 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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FAQs

Where does the money go?

Funds will be donated to Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to reducing the amount of time it takes for warriors to ask for help, mitigating many of the issues that arise.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

See the specifics in the Waiver of liability

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is limited and we recommend carpooling or being dropped off.

Shuttles will be provided to return participants back to their vehicles.

What can I bring into the event?

Not everyone who participates will finish. Cut your toe nails, prep for chafing, use broken-in boots/shoes, moleskin, band aids, bring extra socks and hydrate yourself before and during the event. Water will be available throughout the route but bring your own drinking source as well. We recommend alternating between water and an electrolyte drink. We also suggest carrying an extra phone battery pack just in case your phone dies. We highly recommend you start training as early as possible.

• Please obey all laws and city ordinances, no need to go to jail that day or get any tickets.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call 847-986-4622

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