Online registration for riders and passengers taking part in the 2019 Legacy Run will remain open through the entirety of the ride, while registration for supporters (non-riders and non-passengers) will remain open indefinitely. To register, click here. To date, close to 400 participants have registered for the ride.
Online registration is simple and easy with a credit card payment. Those preferring to print and mail a registration form with a check or money order need to continue through the online registration process. Instructions are provided on the information review page to print the registration form and mail payment.
A reminder that pre-payment for fuel and meals is mandatory, in order to avoid dealing with cash on organized fuel stops and to be able to properly advise meal locations how much food to prepare.
For those wanting to support the Legacy Run but are unable to participate, online registration for supporters will continue indefinitely. Supporter registrations of $25 or more will also receive a thank-you package while supplies last.
The Legacy Run will depart American Legion Post 347 in Lady Lake, Fla., on Aug. 18, and arrive in Indianapolis on Aug. 22 for the 2019 American Legion National Convention. Along the way, the ride will make stops in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky, before ending up at Kenneth N. Dowden Wayne Post 64 in Indianapolis.
Two events will take place in Florida prior to the departure of the ride. From 4 p.m. to closing on Friday, Aug. 16, Gator Harley-Davidson, 1745 US-441, Leesburg, will have bike and rider accessory vendors, food vendors and a live band. All proceeds will be donated to the Legacy Fund.
And Aug. 17 will be a full day at Post 347. Ride registration is from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; all participants must report to the registration tables for additional Run materials, wristbands, and to sign final waiver documents. All riders must check in with completed emergency medical forms.
American Legion Emblem Sales will be set up from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., selling a large assortment of American Legion Family merchandise and taking and catalog orders. Various rider briefings will take place, food will be available to purchase from noon-2 p.m., and the All-Riders Safety Briefing will take place from 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
Post 347 will provide a spaghetti and meatballs dinner, which will be followed by the Run’s opening ceremony. Legacy Run Chief Road Captain Bob Sussan urges all participants to arrive at Gator Harley-Davidson Lady Lake Post 347 as early as possible on Friday and Saturday.
The Run will depart Post 347 at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 18.
The 2018 Legacy Run raised a record $1,300,804 for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, the fifth-straight year the ride has raised more than $1 million. The Legacy Fund 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.