Aug. 12 the deadline to register online for Legacy Run
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Aug. 12 the deadline to register online for Legacy Run

Those wishing to register online for the 2022 American Legion Legacy Run are reminded that this Friday, Aug. 12, is the deadline to do so. Register online here.

After Aug. 12, those wishing to participate in the ride will be able to register either on Aug. 20 or prior to departure  Aug. 21 at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, 2701 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile, Ala.

After that, registrations will be accepted at official stops along the route. Stops can be found here under 2022 Legacy Run Trip Details.

The 1,200-mile ride will leave from the USS Alabama Memorial Park in Mobile, Ala., on Aug. 21 and travel through Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois before winding up Aug. 25 at American Legion Post 434 in Oak Creek, Wis. – a 20-minute drive from Milwaukee, the site of the 2022 American Legion National Convention.

Medal of Honor recipient Gary Wetzel, a Legion Rider from Post 434, will await the ride on its final stop and be a part of its closing ceremonies. Later that evening, Legacy Run participants will be able to take part in a bike night outside of the nearby Harley-Davidson Museum campus.

The 2021 Legacy Run raised more than $1.1 million for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, which provides college scholarships to the children of U.S. military personnel killed while on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001, as well as for children of post-9/11 veterans with a combined disability rating of 50 percent or greater by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It marked the seventh time the Legacy Run has surpassed $1 million raised for the Legacy Fund, and raised more than $15 million since 2006.