Memorial Day Weekend 2024

May 24 – 27


National Final Miles

A 6-mile Walk to Arlington National Cemetery

Begins: May 27, 2024

About: The National Final Miles begins at 0530 on Monday, Memorial Day morning, and is an event for all ages. Those participating move at a walking pace to the Lincoln Memorial, then each National War Memorial. In a final team movement, groups assemble at the WWII Memorial for an emotionally charged final push down the National Mall and over the Memorial Bridge, ending the National Final Miles at Arlington National Cemetery. Words can’t capture the true feel and impact of this movement. As you slowly move through the National War Memorials, rain or shine, you will catch glimpses and a deeper understanding of the sacrifices made.

Starts at: 0530 AM, Monday, May 27th

Ruck to Remember Volunteer

It takes a village to put on a meaningful event like this. Help support our Ruck to Remember and Final Miles participants by volunteering.

*Logistics and other information to be detailed once determined.

The Ruck to Remember

A 60k Hike to Arlington National Cemetery

Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27

About: The 2024 Ruck to Remember is a grueling 60-kilometer hike, with 13 miles over a rough, mountainous terrain that includes 14 peaks, and 4 of those are severe climbs.  Phase II takes you down the W&OD trail known as the Warriors Walk.  The 60 to 60  culminates with the National Final Miles on Memorial Day morning. Though it is only 60-kilometers, it feels much longer and more intense due to the severity of the inclines and declines on the mountain.  Please only sign up for this event if you want to push your limits physically, mentally & emotionally.  Don’t worry, it’s not all work. We have fun rest stops in the plan with great food and beverages.

Starts at: 1530-1900 Friday, Mar 24: 60 to 60 Check-In/Meet & Greet @ Open Road Arlington

Regional Ruck to Remember | Deep Creek, MD.

This Regional Ruck to Remember will occur in the Fork Run recreation area in McHenry, Maryland, on Memorial Day. Join our teammates in Deep Creek to honor those who sacrificed everything.

Regional Ruck to Remember | Fort Lauderdale, FL.

This Regional Ruck to Remember will start in downtown Fort Lauderdale and visit veteran and war memorials scattered around the city on Memorial Day. Join our teammates to honor those who sacrificed everything.

Regional Ruck to Remember | Littleton, CO.

The Regional Ruck to Remember in Littleton, CO., begins at sunrise at the WWII Memorial and progresses to Fort Logan National Cemetery. Along the way, participants stop to share stories of valor. Join our teammates to honor those who sacrificed everything.

Solo Memorial Hike

 A 6-mile Hike

Begins: May 24, 2024

About: On Memorial Day morning, the Solo Memorial Hike is for those who cannot join the National or Regional Ruck to Remember events in person. Perform a self-managed 6-mile hike, or walk, and reflect on those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.