Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
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Presque Isle State Park, Beach 11 
Coast Guard Rd
Erie, PA 16505

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Kate Hiles 
EUMA (Erie United Methodist Alliance) 

Fifth Annual


Join us for the 5th Annual Ruck The Bay!

Walk, Ruck, or Run our 10K course with a donation-filled rucksack, observing memorials of Fallen Military Heroes and helping to end Veteran homelessness. Ruck The Bay features music, food, and activities and is open to everyone. Proceeds benefit EUMA's Liberty House shelter for homeless Veterans.

Event Details:
Sunday - Oct. 13, 2019
Presque Isle State Park, Beach 11
Registration and Pre-Event Activities: 12 p.m.
Ruck Step-Off: 2 p.m.

As a Ruck The Bay participant, you are encouraged to fill a rucksack or backpack with items to donate to EUMA's Liberty House, Erie's only transitional shelter for homeless Veteran men.  Suggested items
include laundry detergent, trash bags, cleaning supplies, twin sheet sets, mens undergarments and socks, pillows, towels and washcloths, and coin collections. A donation drop-off station will be located at the Finish Line. (Please note: any excess donations that cannot be utilized by Liberty House will be passed on to other EUMA programs and community partners that serve the homeless community.)

You can also raise additional funds for homeless Veterans by asking friends and family members to pledge to your ruck. Pledges can be made online in your name by clicking here.

Participation Levels:

Pre-registration (until 9/25 with free event T-shirt):

  • Pre-registration Individual: $30
  • Pre-registration family/team of 4+: $25 each

Registration (9/26 through day-of event):

  • Registration Individual: $35
  • Registration Team of 4+: $30

Comrade In Arms: $100
Comrade In Arms is a VIP experience for Ruck participants and
a meaningful level to support our Veterans in need. As a Comrade In Arms participant, you'll receive: a free Ruck t-shirt, our exclusive Ruck The Bay bandana and decal, your name listed as a Comrade In Arms on the Ruck The Bay website, and you'll lead the Step-Off.

Ruck The Bay T-shirts are only guaranteed with pre-registration and Comrade In Arms. However, you can order your own Ruck t-shirt and other event merchandise at our Ruck The Bay Online Store.

When registering online, please print this event waiver and bring
the completed form to the event.

For more information on Ruck The Bay, visit ruckthebay.com.