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Trails for Troops

April 15, 2023 @ 8:00 am EDT


Trails for Troops

The Southern Conservation Trust is excited to reintroduce our Trails for Troops program, a 12-mile ruck in Fayetteville, GA.


On April 15, 2023, Veterans, First-Responders and supporters are invited to join us as we relaunch the program with a 12-mile rucksack hike through Fayetteville. The ruck will begin at the Fayette Environmental Education Center at 305 Beauregard Boulevard in Fayetteville. This program is in partnership with The Eden Project and Ruck 770.

Trails for Troops is a Veteran designed program for Vets & First-Responders to reap the benefits of being outdoors in a camaraderie group setting. Group-based recreational experiences and spending time in restorative natural environments significantly positively impact veterans, especially those with disabilities like PTSD.

The 12-mile ruck is one of the many recreational activities that Trails for Troops will host; others include trail runs, nature hikes, and boot-camp-style workouts. Rucking is a common military exercise involving carrying a load over a distance, usually relatively fast. The event on April 15 will be more civilian-friendly; participants will choose their weight to carry and will be moving at a slower pace. Beginning at the Fayette Environmental Education Center, the group will cover 12 miles through Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary, The Ridge Nature Area, and ending at the Fayette Environmental Education Center.

This event is free to participate in, and participants will receive a Trails for Troops patch after completing the ruck. Please register so that we can estimate how many participants we will have.



Thank you to our sponsors, Rotary Club of Peachtree City and Coweta-Fayette EMC!


April 15, 2023
8:00 am EDT
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Fayette Environmental Education Center
305 Beauregard Blvd
Fayetteville,, GA 30214 United States
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