Registration live for 2024 Legacy Run

Registration live for 2024 Legacy Run

Registration for the 2024 American Legion Legacy Run is now live. Click here to register as a participant or a supporter.

This year’s Legacy Run will kick off in Independence, Mo., on Aug. 18 and travel 1,100 miles through Missouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi, trekking the final leg across Lake Pontchartrain Causeway into the New Orleans area. American Legion Jefferson Post 267 in New Orleans is the final stop.

Along the route, riders will experience the scenery of the American Mid-South, which includes Scenic Hwy 23 (the Pig Trail,) Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, escorting the Vietnam Wall, visiting a veteran’s home and veterans cemetery, and a huge surprise that will be kept under wraps until check-in. Prior to and along the route, Riders will raise money for The American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation (VCF), which is in its first year of being the fundraising project of the Legacy Run.

The foundation feeds and houses children of military personnel and veterans facing urgent, unexpected hardships through Temporary Financial Assistance grants. These grants prevent eviction, keep the power on and fulfill basic needs to hold a family together through difficult times.

The VCF also covers rigorous training and accreditation costs for American Legion claims experts who provide free representation for veterans and families applying for disability benefits, survivor assistance, GI Bill opportunities and more.

Last fall, American Legion Riders National Chairman Mark Clark talked about the importance of the VCF, calling it “the foundation of hope. “The American Legion Riders have always embraced doing something for the kids. This foundation does just that.”

Those who complete registration to participate in the ride will receive a copy of their medical and release forms in a confirmation email. If you do not see a confirmation email, check your spam folder.

All riders must check in at Post 21 on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Upon check-in, you will receive your check-in packet containing your Legacy Run items and information. Later that day, a mandatory all-riders meeting will occur at 4:30 pm, covering day-to-day riding and safety points. Unless otherwise notified, Riders will be 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 a meal, and other charges that occur at scheduled event stops.

Those who want to register to support the Legacy Run will receive a full check-in packet by mail; the same packet riders receive upon check-in. You will receive your packet after the national convention.   

For the purpose of personal safety and the safety of others, all riders must register for the Legacy Run for one or multiple days to participate. Non-registered Riders will not be allowed to join in or ride with the main body of the Legacy Run.

For more information, including safety requirements and a hotel list, click here. If you have any questions, you can email  Registration will close on August 9, 2023.