The University of Iowa Veterans Association is teaming up with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Veterans Organization to ruck march the game ball from Lincoln Nebraska to Kinnick Stadium to Memorial Stadium for the November 23rd Heroes Football Game.
Ruckers will be carrying 22 lbs or 22 items to honor the 22 Veterans who take their own lives every day. The 22 will be made up of personal belongings of the volunteers ruck marcher which hold significance to their personal military experience or which honors the service of friends or family. The 344 mile ruck march will kick off on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Team Iowa will receive the hand off the game ball from Team Nebraska on Sunday, November 18th at Freedom Rock 1199 IA-25 Menlo, Iowa .
On the final day of the ruck, Friday, November 23rd, everyone who participated in the ruck march throughout the week is invited to meet up with the final days ruckers and complete the last part of the ruck to Kinnick Stadium together. This includes a precession through various tailgating areas