– Old Bay
Thank you all for attending F3 The Capital’s GrowRuck 35! I hope you had a blast! It was an honor to be your Host Q,but before you load me with anymore kudos, please know that I was simply the figurehead of a large and amazing team of volunteers who assisted in pulling this thing off!
Maj. Payne and Hightower – having the vision to bring this to F3 The Capital
Horshack for making the 3rdF experience so meaningful and impactful.
Jag – Providing the megalift of Ruck Support Q and his awesome band of local and DR PAX volunteer crew:
- 3 mile
- Big Short
- Citrus (Water)
- El Nino (lead medic)
- Kodiak (provider and procurer of logs)
- Pop Fly
- Red Baron
- Shake ‘n Bake
Hightower’s Breakfast Crew
- Maj Payne
- Shake & Bake
- Popeyes (clean up)
A special shout out for Average Joe driving up the water buffalo!
Pictures and video – here are all the locations to follow F3 The Capital and catch pictures and video of the event:
- Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/@f3thecapital991/videos (GTE videos coming soon)
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/F3TheCapital
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/F3TheCapital (all photos being posted here)
- Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/f3thecapital/
- Website – https://f3thecapital.com/
Rally – 3rdF
Donovan & Bank – $20,000 raised to help United States Special Operators bring closure to their warrior story and transition to a life of peace, contentment and balance. The Foundation accomplishes its mission through a variety of transition assistance services delivered through interrelated, mutually supporting programs, including career transition workshops and access to innovative wellness treatments for traumatic brain and stress injuries.
Raffle winner – F3 Gopher (Nathan Handel) from Meridian, Idaho
Special Operations Experience winner – F3 White Wedding (Adam Black) from Blue Ridge Region
Miriam’s Kitchen (https://www.miriamskitchen.org/) – Rachel Glassman, Director of Partnerships, asked F3 to help assemble seasonally appropriate care boxes to distribute to the homeless of Washington DC. We assembled into competitive teams. At the final whistle, 306 total care boxes were packed in 15 minutes, 28 seconds – a new Miriam’s Kitchen record! F3 also raised $3,000 dollars for the supplies used in the care boxes.
Miriam’s Kitchen utilizes a comprehensive approach to eliminating the housing crisis in Washington, D.C. especially for homeless veterans. Through engaging our guests with healthy, made-from-scratch meals, we connect them with personalized social services that assist them with rebuilding their lives. Beyond our intensive program offering, we regularly engage community leaders and elected officials who fiercely advocate on our guests’ behalf.
Rachel has an open invitation to anyone in F3 who would like to stay involved with Miriam’s Kitchen. Individuals can sign up to volunteer in their kitchen and dining room, volunteer with the George Washington University Grow Garden (https://gwserves.givepulse.com/group/297073-GroW-Garden), sign up to run/walk the Run 4 MK (happening 11/11), and/or support them financially. Lots of great ways to stay involved!
91 PAX in attendance for a welcome beatdown under the thunder sky of planes departing Reagan National.
27 started, 27 returned. Candles was the youngest Impact rucker at 16 or 17… F3 the Capital’s own Magoo (Horizon AO) brought the double respect!
41 started, 45 finished (side eye to BlueRidge). Chipper was the youngest, taking a break from the Naval Academy to relax in DC. Hampton Roads own FunnyCar brought respect to the endeavor!
Again, thank you all for joining us. If you are not local Capital PAX, we hope you come downrange and visit us again!
– Old Bay