100 Miles registration broadened to be more inclusive

100 Miles registration broadened to be more inclusive

You spoke, we listened.

Starting immediately, there are two options for registering for the second annual 100 Miles for Hope. In addition to the smartphone app, American Legion Family members and friends can visit emblem.legion.org to sign up for this year’s challenge. (Learn more about the second annual challenge at the new web page.)

Whether a participant signs up on the app or on the Emblem site, it’s the same $20 registration fee. And every participant will be shipped a medal. All proceeds go to the Veterans & Children Foundation.

“In this era of digital transformation, we’re learning as we go,” American Legion National Commander Bill Oxford said. “While the app is a great addition to our effort to expand the amount of participants for the 100 Miles for Hope, we also realized that some want to register as they did last year so we have reopened that option as well.”

During and after last year’s campaign, participants expressed interest in the ability to track their progress and encourage their friends and family members to donate on their behalf. The app allows both of those things to happen.

For people who sign up on the Emblem site, there will be not be a way to tally their activities — “but we trust you and your commitment to wellness,” Oxford says.

They will, however, be able to further support the Veterans & Children Foundation beyond their initial registration fee. They can:

• Purchase commemorative 100 Miles for Hope gear while at Emblem Sales. Visit this special page to see all the options available this year.

• Encourage their friends and family members to support their fitness program with a donation to the V&CF. Details on how this process are still being worked out. Stay tuned for an update.

“I am ecstatic that we have come up with a solution for all our American Legion Family members,” Oxford said. “I look forward to seeing our participation numbers increase — and, with it, the support for disabled veterans and military families through the American Legion’s Veterans & Children Foundation.”