Those wishing to register for the 2021 American Legion Legacy Run are reminded that they need to do so by Aug. 7 to ensure they receive their turn-by-turn booklet, event guide, and start-and-end cities rocker patch before the start of the ride.
The 2021 Legacy Run will leave Rogers, Ark., on Aug. 22 and finish up in Phoenix, traveling through Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico before entering Arizona. The ride will include passage through tribal lands throughout the West, including the Choctaw Nation and the Tonto Apache Tribe. A complete route schedule can be found here.
The registration fee for the Legacy Run covers the cost of fuel for riders each day of the ride from the start to where the ride ends that night, as well as lunch each day and dinner on Aug. 24.
Registered supporters will receive a Legacy Run patch set, turn-by-turn booklet, event guide, 15th Anniversary History Book and challenge coin.
Money raised prior to and during the Legacy Run goes to the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, which provides college scholarships to 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.
As of July 26, 230 registrants had signed up for this year’s Legacy Run. “Coming out of the COVID, and now with the looming threat of the additional strain of this illness – and riding into the extreme heat that will be in August down in Arizona – I really think 230 is a fantastic number,” said Mark Clark, the ride’s chief road captain and the chairman of the National American Legion Riders Advisory Committee. “I suspect we’ll be at 250 or better by the time we get to Aug. 7, which is just amazing. It really demonstrates the commitment that our Riders have to this cause, considering the country we’re going to be riding through. It is going to be hot in late August. But I’m excited. There’s a lot of enthusiasm from the folks that have signed up.
“We want everybody who can to come out and join us, and it’s going to be a fun and exciting ride. We look forward to seeing everybody down in Arkansas.”