Registration is now live for the 2023 American Legion Legacy Run and will close Aug. 9. The five-day, 1,100-mile ride will leave American Legion Post 6 in Kokomo, Ind., on Aug. 20 and travel through Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee before the final stop at the Hendrick Motorsports campus in Concord, N.C., on Aug. 24.
The annual motorcycle ride raises funds for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance with college for 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. Last year’s ride raised a record $1,324,548 – the eighth time the Legacy Run has surpassed $1 million.
Once online registration is complete, registrants will receive a copy of their medical and release forms in a confirmation email. Complete the medical form and bring it to check-in; check the spam folder if no confirmation email is delivered. Those who would prefer to print and mail a registration form with a check or money order should complete the online registration process. Instructions are provided on the information review page to print the registration and mail payment.
All riders must check in at Post 6 on Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to receive a check-in packet containing Legacy Run items and information. Later that day, a mandatory all-riders meeting will take place at 4:30 pm. The location will be provided at check-in. Unless otherwise notified, participants are responsible for booking and paying for their own lodging at each overnight stop. Riders are expected to start each day with a full tank of gas at their expense. From kick stands up until the next overnight point is reached, registration fees will cover fuel and one meal.
For liability purposes, all riders must register for the Legacy Run for one or multiple days in order to participate. Non-registered riders will not be allowed to join in or ride with the main body of the Legacy Run. Personal protective equipment (eye protection, gloves, pants, boots, and helmet) is mandatory while participating in the Legacy Run, regardless of state laws. This is non-negotiable.
The following is a list of available hotel links by stop:
· August 18-19: Hotel list in Kokomo, Ind.
· August 20, Day 1: Hotel List Day 1 - Garden City, Mich.
· August 21, Day 2: Hotel List Day 2 - Dayton, Ohio.
· August 22, Day 3: Hotel List Day 3 – Milton, W.Va.
· August 23, Day 4: Hotel List Day 4 – Bristol, Tenn.
· August 24, Day 5: Consult with your department.
Those who want to register to support the Legacy Run will receive by mail a full check-in packet, the same packet riders receive upon check-in.