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TriCord Ranch Foundation held its inaugural event, TriCord Ruck & Run on April 13, 2024 to bring awareness and support to Oklahomans whose lives have been effected by trauma and PTSD. All funds raised at that day go directly to provide life-changing services for military personnel, veterans, first responders, at-risk youth, young first offenders and their families who reside in Oklahoma. Located at Lake Stanley Draper Lake, TriCord Ruck & Run 2024 offered distances of 10K and 5K, and an untimed 1 mile fun ruck/run along Draper Point West Lookout. In addition to the 75 race participants, we had two food trucks and 11 vendors at the event.  

What is Rucking?

Rucking is the action of walking or running with weight on your back. Walking with a weighted rucksack (aka backpack) is a low impact exercise based on military training workouts. Rucking is a great balance between the enjoyment of hiking and the fitness benefits of running. Wearing a weighted pack or weighted vest adds resistance, which will help you get fitter and stronger. But you control the pace, which means you can keep going for longer! *Participants will need to bring their own rucks/backpacks with whatever weight is comfortable to you.


New to much weight should you use? Suggested weight for people who have never rucked before is 5-10lbs added to your pack. According to GoRuck, adults under 150lbs may use 20-30lbs, adults over 150lbs may use 30-40lbs. As with any other exercise, you should consult your primary care physician prior to starting a new workout regiment. ​

Course Description

This boot-camp inspired walk/run follows the moderately challenging trail on the west access "road" that borders the edge of Lake Draper. The dirt trail is mostly shaded and travels through a forested area with possible water challenges on parts of the trail depending on weather conditions. Participants are encouraged to wear ruck sacks, but its not a requirement. It takes an average of 1.25 hours to complete the standard 10K run.

Course Map

2024 Schedule of Events

8:00am - Participant Check-in on the day of the race at the tent next to the Start/Finish.

9:00am - 10K starts, rucker's pack inspection starts at 8:45am

9:30am - 5K starts, rucker's pack inspection starts at 9:15am

10:00am - 1 mile Fun Ruck starts

11:30am - Awards announced

1:00pm - Food trucks and booths close. Clean-up and go home


We had several volunteers providing photography services during the event. Photographs can be viewed on

Awards Policy

All participants received a TriCord Ruck & Run 2024 patch and event T-shirt with registration. We worked with TrailBlazer Design Works of Sacramento to created awesome wooden awards for first place individual and teams in the 5K Ruck, 10K Ruck, 5K Run and 10K Run. Then because we want to make sure everyone knows there effort is appreciated, we also gave award to the 5K Middle Man and 10K Middle Man 



Please contact us if you have any questions about this event. or (405) 429-9388

Save The Date
2nd Annual TriCord Ruck & Run
April 12, 2025

TriCord Ruck & Run 2024


TriCord Ruck and Run will be held at Draper Point West Lookout Trail, Lake Stanley Draper, Oklahoma City. 

From Sooner Road and I-240 

Head south on S Sooner Road 1.9 miles to SE 104th St. Turn left of SE 104th St. Drive for 2.4 mi, turn right onto W Stanley Draper Dr. Drive 1.9 miles, then turn left. Parking is available near the lake. 

Ruck & Run Policies


Cancellation will only be in the event of extreme circumstances (inclement weather; local, state, or national emergency) and is at the race directors discretion. If, for any reason, the event has to be shut down due to extreme weather, natural disaster, etc… you will be pulled from the course or held at an aid station until you can be removed from the course. Please, no arguing if this should happen. It is for your own safety. If the race has to be cancelled, no refunds will be issued. All participants will be converted to virtual runners and packets will be mailed or pickup options will be available. 


Weather Policy  

The run will happen as scheduled regardless of temperatures, but if there is a snow or ice storm the week of the event that makes the trail difficult to run, we will do our best to reschedule the event.  However if there are things beyond our control we will have to cancel the race. There will not be any refunds.

Ruck & Run 2024 Sponsors and Vendors

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