The 3rd Annual Heroes Ruck Challenge was a resounding success thanks to volunteers, staff and, of course, the participants! The Challenge was held on Sat., March 19, at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. The course covered 15.3 miles, beginning at the Clinton Presidential Center grounds, winding through downtown Little Rock, up River Trail Rd to the Big Dam Bridge, crossing over to Cook’s Landing and back to the Clinton Presidential Center using the Arkansas River Trail. Each mile along the route honored the sacrifice of a fallen service member or first responder.

$3,500 was raised for SDIA’s mission to engage, assist and empower our military veterans and first responders in need with continued service opportunities, holiday assistance and outdoor adventures.

13 teams and 16 individuals participated in the Challenge. Winners for each division are as follows.
  • Individual Winner – Jonathon Polk 2:20:34
  • Active Duty Team – EOMFD 4:06:52
  • Collegiate Team Winner – UCA SROTC BEAR BN – 3:09:46
  • Civilian Light Team Winner – Catholic High School Echo Team – 4:43:42
Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks for your support!
To see more photos from the event, visit SDIA’s Central Arkansas Chapter Facebook page.