Those wishing to participate in this year’s American Legion Legacy Run have until Saturday, Aug. 11, to register online. To do so, click here.
All riders and passengers who register online before Aug. 1 will be mailed the registration packet with patches and map book materials before national staff departs. Those who register on or after Aug. 1 will be mailed their registration packets on or after Sept. 1 (while supplies last) as staff returns from convention duties.
So far, 515 participants have registered for the Legacy Run, which will leave Hutchinson, Kan. – where Post 68 will host kickoff events – on Aug. 19 and arrive in Minneapolis for the 2018 National Convention. The ride will make stops in Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin before finishing Aug. 23 at Anoka Post 102 in Minnesota.
At various stops along the way Legion Riders will take part in wreath-laying ceremonies at various memorials and cemeteries, as well as make lunch and dinner stops at Legion posts whose charters all date between 1919-1921. Legion Riders also will have the opportunity to meet with American Legion Legacy Scholarship recipients at the final two stops of the ride.
The Legacy Run raises money for the Legacy Fund, which provides college assistance for the children of U.S. military personnel killed on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001, as well as children of post-9/11 veterans with a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or higher.
The 2017 Legacy Run raised a record $1,224,653 – the fourth straight year the ride raised more than $1 million.