The 100 miles challenge is just the beginning!

When you complete your 100-mile journey, you can download your Certificate of Completion.

We've also built in incentives and mini-challenges for the top fundraisers to keep you motivated throughout your journey.

Monthly challenges

This year, 100 Miles for Hope is offering monthly mini-challenges with incentives. National headquarters staff will review the donations at the end of each month and determine which participant garnered the highest donation total for the month. That person will receive the incentive for the month as a reward. There will also be an incentive for the top overall fundraiser determined at the conclusion of the challenge. Note: Any donations that are mailed in to National Headquarters will count in the month they are received.

• March: Autographed Jimmie Johnson 100 Miles for Hope shirt.

• April: Autographed Tony Kanaan 100 Miles for Hope shirt, mini die-cast replica car or hat.

• May: Autographed Tony Kanaan 100 Miles for Hope shirt, mini die-cast replica car or hat.

• June: Autographed Tony Kanaan 100 Miles for Hope shirt, mini die-cast replica car or hat.

• July: Autographed Alex Palou 100 Miles for Hope shirt.

• August: Racing helmet autographed by all three drivers.

Top overall individual fundraiser 

The top overall individual fundraiser for The American Legion 100 Miles for Hope in 2022, from March 1 through Sept. 5, will receive four tickets to the INDYCAR race of their choice during the 2023 season. The recipient of the tickets will be responsible for their own transportation, lodging and other expenses. 

American Legion National Headquarters staff will determine the top fundraiser. Any donations that are sent via mail must be postmarked before Sept. 5 in order to be counted toward this initiative. 

Individual participant incentives 

All individual participants who raise additional funds beyond their $30 entry fee can receive rewards as they reach each of three tiers of fundraising accomplishments.

Tier 1: $100 in donations
Downloadable certificate from national commander 

Tier 2: $250 in donations
Coin from national commander 

Tier 3: $500 in donations
Plaque from national commander

American Legion Riders incentives

American Legion Riders chapters can also fundraise as a group to receive a series of incentives as they reach each of three tiers of fundraising goals. 

Tier 1: $500 in donations
Downloadable certificate from national commander and chairman

Tier 2: $1,000 in donations
Plaque from American Legion Riders Chairman Mark Clark 

Tier 3: $1,500 in donations
Plaque from National Commander Paul E. Dillard


For both of the above challenges, headquarters staff will review donation totals and send out the appropriate rewards as individuals or chapters pass each tier threshold.

Note for donors who mail checks to National Headquarters 
The funds will be attributed to your totals for the month in which they are received at National Headquarters.


Department Challenge

Departments will go head-to-head to see who will be the top fundraiser in each of six categories. You can help your team take top honors by setting up your Mobile Cause fundraising page and joining your department’s team.

The department in each category that raises the most money will receive a plaque from the national commander. The categories are divided by size.

Category 1
Florida and Pennsylvania

Category 2
California, Illinois, Indiana, New York and Ohio

Category 3
Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas and Wisconsin

Category 4
Arizona, Iowa, Georgia, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia

Category 5
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia

Category 6
Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, France, Hawaii, Idaho, Mexico, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming