Are you ready to join me in The American Legion’s second annual 100 Miles for Hope challenge?
The first 100 Miles for Hope exceeded expectations – American Legion Family members were active amid the pandemic while raising awareness and about $150,000 for The American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation (V&CF). Our goal for this year’s campaign is to double the V&CF donations.
Help us meet our goal by being a part of this year’s 100 Miles for Hope.
The challenge runs from April 1 through Sept. 6. Registration is open and if you purchase your commemorative gear now it should arrive before the challenge starts April 1.
There are two options to register: via the Kilter app (kilterrewards.com) or via Emblem Sales. If using the app, we will be counting activities with a duration of at least 30 minutes.
It doesn’t matter whether you walk, run, swim, cycle, use an elliptical trainer or some other form of movement. The app has more than 40 different activities to choose from – even rucking, dancing and playing pickleball. And American Legion Riders can log their activities by choosing “advocacy” or “volunteering,” or manually entering a ride.
Additionally, the app allows participants to invite their family members and friends to contribute to their fundraising cause.
We have reduced the registration fee to $20 – while rewarding every participant with a medal. We have also added a collection of commemorative 100 Miles for Hope merchandise at Emblem Sales (emblem.legion.org) – new tech shirts, sweatshirts, baseball caps, a pin, a patch for Legion Riders and a challenge coin. Proceeds from those sales go directly to the foundation.
And, as a participant you will have the ability to download and customize your own “race bib” like those that are traditionally worn in 5Ks and other races. Visit the 100 Miles for Hope web page at legion.org/100miles to get yours.
So don’t wait! Get registered today and order your commemorative gear so that it will be delivered in time for your first walk, ride or other form of exercise as part of the event.
I am truly excited about embarking on my second 100-mile challenge. And, I’ll certainly be asking my network of family and friends to support the Veterans & Children Foundation with a kind donation on my behalf. How about you?