The Special Forces are famous for pushing the human body to the limits of survival...and in the case of terrorist leaders, beyond! Now, let them push yours, at the GORUCK Challenge.
Currently readying inaugural events in Denver and Boulder, GORUCK's team-based races're designed and led by former & current Special Forces members, and twist 15-20mi through urban terrain to be crossed bearing backpacks stuffed with 20lbs of bricks, so hopefully they don't wind through the airport security line. The specifics of each city's courses are kept under wraps until race day in order to better shock and awe the bod, but the 8-10hr tours promise to run through/over "the best aspects" of respective cities, with water challenges (Bostonians treaded in a duck pond), copious hauling of random crap (Delaware participants lugged beach chairs along the sand), will-breaking "mud treks", and fireman-style "buddy carries", which'll mark the first time in years that people want to be friends with DJ Qualls. Should you successfully complete the challenge, you'll become eligible for further self-punishment at the first-ever "Ascent": an early-September four-day excursion up and over the 14ers, where active-duty Green Berets'll school you in "mountaineering, survival, and medical" -- though they suggest you show up already in shape, as the air up there is like, DJ Qualls-thin.
To start getting ready, hit the CrossFit in Parker, where they're hosting classes for participants that'll mix up weights and cross-training, something our Special Forces clearly don't need, as they seem to train their cross-hairs effectively already.