Registration for the 2018 American Legion Legacy Run is now open online. Online registration is available via a credit card payment; those wishing to print and mail a registration form with a check or money order can also do so through the online process.
Online registration for riders and passengers will end Aug. 11.
The route for the 2018 American Legion Legacy Run, a cross-country motorcycle ride that raises scholarship funds, will both provide opportunities to honor fallen veterans and Legion Riders to interact with members from several American Legion posts coming up on their 100th birthday.
The Legacy Run 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.
The daily schedule of Legion post stops is:
- Aug. 19 – Department Hutchinson, Kan., Post 68; lunch and dinner stops in Independence, Mo., Post 21.
- Aug. 20 – Lunch stop at Post 100, Maryville, Mo.; dinner stop at Spencer Post 1, Iowa.
- Aug. 21 – Lunch stop at Post 56, Albert Lea, Minn.; dinner hog roast hosted by ALR Chapter 91, Austin, Minn.
- Aug. 22 – Lunch at Post 92, Rochester, Minn.; dinner stop at Post 336, Onalaska, Wis.
- Aug. 23 – Conclusion of ride at Anoka (Minn.) Post 102.
Riders also will visit the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, the Indian Motorcycle Factory and the Spam museum.
The Legacy Run raises money for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship 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.