GBF'S VIRTUAL SIX CHALLENGE : Everything You Need to Know


PATHFINDER is promoting Green Beret Fitness's VIRTUAL SIX Challenge for Class 030. We felt this was an excellent Challenge to include in Class 030. It's difficult, it simulates Events with lots of effort mixed in with miles, and is a great chance to again perfect your gear, foot care and self-assess your personal fitness.

The requirements a roster must meet to complete this Challenge are simple:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign up for the Challenge at that link (*the price of the Challenge is not included in your PATHFINDER program fee)
  3. Complete the Challenge and tag Green Beret Fitness in any social media posts, then mark the Challenge as COMPLETE in your PATHFINDER logs.

PATHFINDER Challenge Weight Requirements

  • Life, Forward and Endure: Rosters may scale the GBF required ruck weight of 36lbs to their appropriate fitness level. The weight must be in the ruck at all times.

  • Advanced: 36# ruck dry weight for rosters regardless of weight or gender. Advanced MUST complete the COMMANDO Challenge version.
  • Advanced: OCALA/Stirling/Compete/Horizon: This Challenge is not available to rosters in these programs.

What is the GBF VIRTUAL SIX Challenge?


To earn the patch, you must complete the following:

  • Backpack weight: 36 lbs (16 kg)
  • Distance: 6 miles
  • Exercises: Thrusters, Sit Ups, Push Ups

Details: You must complete a 6 mile ruck in the shortest time possible with the following rules.

1. Every 6 minutes stop and place the ruck in your hands and complete the following exercises.

Civilian Version

      a) 6 Thrusters (ruck in hands)

      b) 6 Sit Ups (ruck on feet)

      c) 6 Push Ups (ruck on back)

Commando Version

      a) 18 Thrusters (ruck in hands)

      b) 12 Sit Ups (ruck on feet)

      c) 6 Push Ups (ruck on back)

2. Once the exercises are complete, stand up and continue on the 6 mile route until it is complete.

NOTE: The timer does not stop while you do your exercises. If it take you 3 minutes to complete the exercises, you will only have three minutes to ruck before you must stop again.

Scaling: If this is too difficult, decrease the weight of the backpack, not the distance or number of reps.

      PATHFINDER Challenge Restrictions

      • Ruck safely. Communicate your route and estimated times to another individual/party who can alert
      • YOU MUST COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND RESTRICTIONS. DO NOT TRESPASS. If you are in doubt contact facility management for a clear understanding of access to and usage of any facility’s property. PATHFINDER assumes no liability whatsoever for any actions taken by a PATHFINDER roster.

      PATHFINDER assumes no responsibility or liability for any injuries, damages or death. A roster assumes all risk associated with their participation in any and all PATHFINDER programming.



            • YES, as long as the Challenge is still in your drop-down selections, you may complete this Challenge for PATHFINDER credit, even if GBF is no longer offering a patch. Still worth your while! ;) — AGP

            • If GBF no longer offer the challenge, can we still complete this? obviously not receive the patch from GBF?

            • GBF have unfortunately discontinued this challenge.


            Leave a comment