Skip to main content

Gut Check Southeast Events

Fri April 29 - Sat April 30 Hoover, AL 35244 US Directions



04/29 - 04/30 7:00PM CDT - 7:00AM CDT
Open to ages 18+.


04/29 7:00PM CDT - 11:00PM CDT
Open to ages 15+.


Oak Mountain Park
Hoover, AL US 35244


The SUCK: any situation where conditions are undesirable, a testament to the dedication of those who endure it. 

Created by Guinness World Record Holder and 2 x Death Race Winner, Joe Decker. Each overnight SUCK consists of many hours of intense individual fitness challenges consisting of miles of trail running, carrying heavy objects, military calisthenics plus strongman training and more. Even though the SUCK is extremely challenging the end goal is about EMPOWERMENT. We are not there to crush you but to motivate you. We all have weaknesses and you'll find them out there in the woods around 2 AM in the morning. Recognize them then adapt and overcome. The male and female winner of each Regional SUCK gets free entry into the Ultimate SUCK. Come join us at one of the voted "Most Extreme Fitness Tests in America“. 

 All finishers that complete the ENTIRE event will receive a one of a kind Challenge Coin. This CAN NOT be purchased and MUST be earned. In addition you are added to the list of those that have officially "Embraced the SUCK." 

We've had many requests for an intro event for the SUCK so we've decided to add a 4 hour Gut Check Challenge to the roster. The 12 hour SUCK will last from 7 PM on Friday to 7 AM on Saturday. At 9 AM on Saturday the Gut Check Challenge will kick off and last until 1 PM. It's basically a mini-SUCK but only 4 hours long and a great introduction for anyone that's looking to get into the crazy world of expedition type racing or just wants to be challenged. Registration and Mandatory Gear list for both are below. Oh and you can join us for both! 

The SUCK - Mandatory Gear:
• Ruck Sack / Backpack - I personally recommend a 60 liter / 3500 cubic inch
• CamelBak hydration plus pack - recommend 70 - 100 oz
• 1 large military style duffle bag
• Life Jacket
• 8lb sledgehammer
• Old car tire
• Guys 2 x 50lb sandbags
• Gals 2 x 30lb sandbags
• 2 x 5 gallon buckets
• Headlamp
• Duct tape
• Trail Shoes
• Work gloves
• Workout gear
• Warm/cold weather gear
• Plenty of food, water & electrolytes for the entire 12 hours, there are no aid stations
• Suggested - snake bit kit, poison ivy/oak remedy, first aid kit

The Gut Check Challenge - Mandatory Gear:

  • 2 x 5 gallon buckets
  • Guys 2 x 50lb sandbags
  • Gals 2 x 30lb sandbags
  • Work gloves
  • Roll of Duct tape
  • CamelBak hydration plus pack - recommend 70 - 100 oz
  • Plenty of food & water
  • First aid kit

NOTE: Gut Check Fitness, LLC policy is that there are NO REFUNDS and/or TRANSFERS. You are making a commitment to train, work hard, stay focused then to show up and 'Embrace the SUCK'.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.