Race For A Soldier

Today, President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Act into law in the East Room of the White House.

Clay Hunt, a decorated Marine who served with distinction in Iraq and Afghanistan, struggled with depression and post-traumatic stress after coming home. Sadly, Clay’s life ended much too soon when he tragically committed suicide in 2011 at the young age of 28. However, hope can come from tragedy.

2015 registration now open!

Thank you for your interest in Race For A Soldier! Whether you are an accomplished runner or this is your first run of this kind — you are in for an incredible experience for a GREAT cause! The city of Gig Harbor, Washington has welcomed us with open arms and beautiful scenery that makes this event one of a kind.

Subaru of Puyallup receives the National Love Promise Award

Members of the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation met up with the amazing team at Subaru of Puyallup as they received the national Love Promise Award given to them by their national headquarters. Subaru truly went above and beyond with their support this year, and we're delighted their support is being recognized at such a national level.

Returning the support for Race For A Soldier sponsor Seattle Seahawks

For the last several years, Race for a Soldier has been fortunate to have the support of our local champions, the Seattle Seahawks! Not only have the Seahawks sponsored the 12th Mile over the years, they graciously loaned us the Seahawks tunnel for the last stretch of our half marathon and 2-Mile!

Congratulations to our friends, USO Northwest!

While continuing to lift the spirits of America's troops and their families, ever since the very beginning the USO Northwest (USONW) was right there to help our organization take off.

As we're celebrating our landmark 5th year, the USONW is now celebrating their 74th anniversary, and how!

Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act signed by President Obama
2015 Race For A Soldier registration now open!
Subaru of Puyallup receives the national Love Promise Award
Seattle Seahawks, 12th Mile Sponsor for Race For A Soldier in Gig Harbor, Washington
Congratulations to our friends, USO Northwest!

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Runners

Run for a Cause

Since our first event in 2011, thousands of runners have run for a cause in beautiful Gig Harbor. If you're ready for the long haul (the half marathon) or prefer a slightly shorter haul (the two mile walk/run), this is an amazing event to be a part of.

 

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Volunteers

Running not your thing?

If you would like to be on our list of volunteers for Race For A Soldier or other Permission To Start Dreaming Events, please contact us using the form below and our Volunteer Coordinators will contact you.

The Rush Companies, proud contributing sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Labor Works - Proud contributing sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Crista, a Family of Ministries - Mile 1 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Peninsula Light Co. - Mile 2 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Metagenics - Mile 3 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Nicole Burnett & Associates - Mile 4 sponsor or Race For A Soldier
Harborstone Credit Union - Mile 5 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
The Geneva  Foundation - Mile 6 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Tides Tavern - Mile 7 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Mile 8 still available
Mile 9: Kyle's Mile in memory of Kyle Marshall Farr
EverGreen Asset Management - Mile 10 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Kenny Mayne - Mile 11 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Seattle Seahawks - Mile 12 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
CenturyLink - Mile 13 sponsor of Race For A Soldier

Who we help

Beneficiaries

Real people, real help

Since its inception in 2011, Race For A Soldier has given more than $97,000 to local and national programs that help soldiers give themselves Permission To Start Dreaming of life beyond their service to country.