Arise: February 25th, 2024

News and Notes from the F3 Princeton AOs, and the F3 Nation

Rucking is a great workout, but the nature and scenery at the D&R canal definitely make it extra special!

Primary Announcements

Welcome FNGs!

Five new members have joined our ranks this past week.

Please welcome the following PAX!

Feb 22: Spine
Feb 22: Lightspeed

Feb 24: Scoop
Feb 24: Magellan
Feb 24: Hotrod

Shirt Orders

Tonight is the last night to order shirts with the Swamp & Rising logos.

There are many varieties and colors to select from. Please see the following links for ordering information.

Hopewell Valley Order

The Rising Order

Hibernian Friday Fish Fry

DosEquis would like your company at the Hibernian Club in Hamilton, NJ on March 15th at 6:15pm. A few HIMs & their Ms did a test run this last Friday and it is highly recommended. This is an annual event where the Hibernian Club opens to the public. Check out the details here.

5th Anniversary of F3 Princeton

Save the date! F3 Princeton’s 5th anniversary is coming up on April 13th.

Book Club – Freed to Lead

Join your brothers on Thursday night @ 8pm on Zoom to keep discussing ‘Freed to Lead’ which is the story, told by F3’s co-founders, of how they unwittingly launched an international movement from a Charlotte, N.C., middle school on New Year’s Day 2011. Through anecdote, metaphor, and the occasional “Truth Nugget,” Dave “Dredd” Redding and Tim “OBT” Whitmire reveal how the Three Fs they stumbled on – Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith – cure the “Sad Clown Syndrome” that plagues so many men in our culture and offer a solution to our society’s male leadership vacuum.

Keep an eye on Slack to for meeting details and no need to actually read the book to be a part of the discussion.

Purchase your copy here!

Philly ❤️ Run Half Marathon & 7k

Check out the following link for information on the Philly Love Run on March 24, 2024.

Philly Love Run

Schuylkill River 50k Relay & Ultra Marathon

Thought some may be interested in getting a team together.  Some other NJ F3 groups are going


The Schuylkill River 50k Relay & Ultra Marathon is on Saturday April 20, 2024. It includes the following events:

The Schuylkill River 50k – Solo Run
The Schuylkill River 50k Relay – 3 Person Relay
The Schuylkill River 50k Relay -6 Person Relay
The Schuylkill River 50k – Solo Run – Virtual/Remote Run.

UPDATE: We have assembled the first 3 man team and we welcome any other PAX to form another team.

Sign Up Here!

Atlantic City 1st Year Anniversary

There will more than likely be an early morning clown car to travel down to Atlantic City from WWCP. Stay tuned to Slack fro upcoming details.

F3  Princeton Region SLT Updates

Catch up with the latest news around the F3 Nation with the following Podcasts.

The COT: News of the Nation Podcast
Stuff Worth Trying Podcast
F3 Nation YouTube Chanel

1st F – Fitness

This week’s schedule & Qs

BootcampMonday5:15 – 6:00 amKolisi +
Switchblade 🏉
The Swamp @
Toll Gate Elementary
Monday6:00 – 6:45 amMachine ⚙️The Rising @
Community Park,
West Windsor NJ
Wednesday5:30 – 6:15 amScrubbing
Bubbles 🫧
The Big House @
Palmer Square,
Princeton, NJ
Wednesday6:00 – 6:45 amScarU 💥The Rising @
Community Park,
West Windsor NJ
Thursday5:15 – 6:00 amTBD 🫵The Swamp @
Toll Gate Elementary
Thursday5:45 – 6:30 amSideOut 🏐Monroe Senior Center
Friday5:30 – 6:15 amTBD 🫵The Big House @
Palmer Square,
Princeton, NJ
Saturday7:00 – 8:00 amCruiser 🏍️The Rising @
Community Park,
West Windsor NJ
Saturday6:30 – 7:30 amTBD 🫵The Big House @
Palmer Square,
Princeton, NJ
RunTuesday6:00 – 6:45 am🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏽🏃🏾‍♂️Tercentennial Park
Cranbury, NJ
TuesdayOTB: Ping DickClark for InfoThe Big House @
Palmer Square,
Princeton, NJ
Tuesday5:30 – 6:15 am🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏽🏃🏾‍♂️The Yacht Club @
MCP – East Lot
West Windsor, NJ
SundayOTB: Ping DickClark for InfoBoat house
Princeton, NJ
Stadium StairsThursday6:00 – 7:00 am🏟️🏟️🏟️Powers Field,
Princeton Football Stadium
RuckFriday6:00 – 7:00 am🏞️🦅🐿️D&R Canal
Mapleton Rd

Back Blasts Pics 📸

Downrange PAX!

SideOut @ F3CARPEX

Coming from NJ (F3 Princeton); being at the right place at the right day, it was a great honor and privilege to have witnessed the convergence at F3 CARPEX.  Watching first hand the relinquishing of F3 Nation Nant’an leadership by @slaughter to @darkhelmet.  It’s a memorable experience especially when you don’t see our leaders in a regular basis and to workout with them on this special occasion.  I met @Dredd, co-founder of F3 and he did Merkins next to me.  Thanked him for F3.  Told him that now, I’ve met both him and OBT.  Mentioned that we are doing book club “Freed to Lead”, written by him.  I thanked @darkhelmet and @slaughter their leadership.  I met @Red Baron (F3 Snacktown) and expecting to see me at Keystone convergence. Thanks to @Curtis Hoberman (Dos Equis) for informing me about this event.  Met so many Pax; could not keep up with names but they gave me “new” name “Hey Princeton”.

Message from Dredd: “Let us ALL be FISHERS of MEN!”


BlackHole @ F3 RVA

DR with F3 RVA at the DogPile (16 pax posted). Q by Handshake, on the occasion of his 40th bday! Lotsa HR merkins and  mosey. Will share the pic when I get it. In the meantime, here’re pics from my run to the AO and back. The full moon in front of Byrd park and one at the Civil war museum.


SideOut @ F3 Churham

DR with F3 Churham (North Carolina) – AO: The Honey Badger…
Q by Nope… Parking Garage burner workout: Abs, Arms, Calves, Legs, & Thighs are sore.  I should have said, “Nope!”  :wink:.  Start of a good positive day!


Second F – Fellowship (sad clown no more)

Welcome FNGs

Welcome to F3
10 Steps for the New Guy in F3

At the Rising:

Oct 7: Blackbeard
Nov 8: Odysseus (from Kenya!)
Dec 2: FlatBush
Dec 16: Battleship
Dec 16: Tango
Dec 16: Stingray
Dec 16: Doc Hollywood
Dec 23: Hurts So Good
Dec 23: Slice
Dec 23: Styx
Dec 23: Mustang
Dec 23: Yanni
Jan 06: Iverson
Jan 06: Husky
Jan 08: Gigawatt
Jan 29: DoughBoy
Feb 24: Scoop
Feb 24: Magellan
Feb 24: Hotrod

At The Swamp:

Dec 04: Grover
Feb 08: Newman (@Matt T)

At The Big House:

Jan 12: Will
Jan 20: Hotspur
Feb 09: Skynet (@Skynet)

At the Ruck:

Jan 5: Bucks

At the SOT:

Feb 22: Spine
Feb 22: Lightspeed

Third F – Faith (something bigger than you)

F3 in the News and Media

Listen to our very own RedCoat on Defib’s Podcast!

High Impact Man Podcast

Read the full Article about F3 Nation and it’s impact on men’s lives and their communities in the Jan/Feb 2019 Men’s Health USA Magazine

Men’s Health Article

Read the full Article about F3 Nation; A Workout Craze with a Side of Faith and how it is impacting the lives of men in suburban TX communities and around the Country. 

New York Times Feature

Listen to the full episode about F3 Nation and how it’s impacting men’s lives across the globe as featured on the Order of Man Podcast

OOM Podcast Episode

Listen to the full episode about F3 Nation’s origins, mission and what problems F3 is solving as featured on the Art of Manliness Podcast

AOM Podcast Episode

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