This is the third annual Tampa Silkies Ruck, the 22, with 22, for the 22 hike!!! The hike Is for veterans, reservists and active duty military ONLY, civilians please help and join us at stops if you do not fall under one of these.
Tampa Hike 2017 Time and Stops Parking: Lots around Ferg's as well as a garage catty corner of the bar. 0830-0930 Breakfast Fergs Live 0830-0930 Welcome 0930-1000 Security Brief/Pledge 1040 Water stop @ BS/Rome 1145 Mediterranean grill 1325 Water stop @ Ship 1405 The Hub 1520 Bad Monkey 1640 Ferg's
ATTENTION ALL HIKERS, VOLUNTEERS AND CIVILIANS; Silkies Safety Brief ** Please remember that the hike itself is for Veterans (a person who has served or is serving in the armed forces,) National Guard and Reserves** 1. It is imperative that we stay to the sidewalks when permitted, do not block traffic or jump in front of cars. 2. Open Liquor containers MUST be in a plastic cup on the hike (NO GLASS). 3. Pace your drinking!!! It will be hot and alcohol has a more powerful affect! Please be advised if you are visibly drunk we will put you in a vehicle for a few stops, we cannot have public intoxication!! 4. The hike is for veterans, reservists and enlisted ONLY, please help and join us at stops if you do not fall under one of these. 5. NO STROLLERS/CHILDREN on the hike. 6. Civilians DO NOT follow hikers. Meet at stops so we have no traffic issues. 7. Service Dogs are encouraged to stay home due to the heat. 8. Please be respectful of the bars, other patrons and the city so we are asked back in the future.
Remember to bring cash to buy your F4W shirt and tip at the bar. We will be providing snacks through out the day as well as dinner has been donated at the final stop, and drinks through out the day.
The mission of the Silkies Ruck Hike is to bring veterans together in a environment where they are able to bond with other veterans and create a support network in order to prevent veteran suicide.
Florida4Warriors; To provide support for all veterans, enlisted, guard and reservists of all branches in the state of Florida. We will provide that support through Comradery, laughter, and fellowship. Provide services to the community and assist the community in understanding and integrating Veterans into the civilian world. Provide support for Veterans whom are struggling with the numerous obstacles that life presents them every day. Support and guide Veterans to help each other through our events and socials, ultimately providing a network of Veterans. Create partnerships with veteran groups and the civilian support to support veterans in all areas of their lives along with their families ensuring that Veterans in our area continuing to live by the core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment along with Pride!... See MoreSee Less
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This event will bring both the Tampa Bay community and our local veterans together. There will be drink specials, raffles, and giveaways. We will also take a moment to remember our fallen brothers and sisters and then celebrate the amazing lives they all lived. We hope to see everyone there.... See MoreSee Less