Alabama, Auburn unite for four-day 150-mile ‘Iron Ruck’ supporting veteran-suicide awareness

To support awareness for veteran suicide, the University of Alabama and Auburn University will be participating in a ruck march beginning Wednesday and ending at Bryant-Denny Stadium for the Iron Bowl.

Operation Iron Ruck will see student veterans from both schools take part in the four-day, 151-mile ruck march from Auburn to Tuscaloosa while carrying 22-pound rucksacks. The march will begin at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn on Wednesday and end at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa for Iron Bowl Saturday.

Those rucksacks contain donated items that the students will deliver to Bill Nichols State Veterans Home, Mission 22, Tuskegee Veteran’s Assisted Living Centers and Three Hots and a Cot.