You used to have to be at least 18 to do our events. Now, thanks to some fancy work by our lawyers, we can include minors (16-17 year olds) to participate as well. The catch is that this loophole is only valid for GORUCK Light or Tough events and if you're under 18, you and a parent/legal guardian will need to do a little extra work to make it happen.
Requirement #1: The parent/legal guardian of the minor signs GORUCK's online participant waiver while designating minor as the event participant.
Requirement #2: A parent/legal guardian chaperones the minor during the event. This means the parent/legal guardian and the minor are either participating in the event together or the parent/legal guardian is present as a shadow for the event. The minor is not allowed to participate in the event if the parent/legal guardian does not show.