Race For A Soldier


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2015 registration is going strong!

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.

Now donate with every purchase with AmazonSmile

​Did you know you can donate with almost every purchase you make through Amazon? Click here to see how you can set the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation as your charity of choice, then continue using Amazon as usual. The process and prices are exactly the same, but you'll be helping our Soldiers along the way.

Race For A Soldier to be recognized at Gig Harbor's National Night Out!

The theme this year for National Night Out is "Saluting The Unsung Heroes in Our Community", and we're happy to announce "Race For A Soldier" has been nominated to be recognized at this year's event! Please come on down, enjoy the delicious free BBQ and live music, and be sure to say hello!

The Tom Taylor Family YMCA is offering FREE child watch services at Race For A Soldier

The Tom Taylor Family YMCA will provide Child Watch on Sunday, September 27, 7:30-11am for children of race participants ages 6 weeks to 9 years for free if you register by September 20th...

2015 Race For A Soldier registration now open!
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National Night Out - August 4th, 2015 from 5pm to 9pm | Gig Harbor, WA
Child Watch on Race Day at the YMCA

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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 brand new 5K run/walk), this is an amazing event to be a part of.


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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.

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
Burnett Hutchins Real Estate Group - 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
Washington Patriot Construction LLC (logo) - Mile 8 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Mile 9: Kyle's Mile in memory of Kyle Marshall Farr
Don and Amy Gartlan - Mile 10 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
America's Credit Union - Mile 11 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Seattle Seahawks - Mile 12 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
SAFE Boats International - Mile 13 sponsor of Race For A Soldier

Who we help - the Grant Recipients of the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation

Grant Recipients

Real people, real help

Since its inception in 2011, Race For A Soldier has given more than $122,000 to local and national programs that help soldiers give themselves Permission To Start Dreaming of life beyond their service to country.

Metagenics: Genetic Potential through Nutrition
Half Marathon
Half Marathon
Best Western Plus | Wesley Inn & Suites of Gig Harbor
Labor Works: Industrial Staffing Specialists
SAFE Boats International
Subaru of Puyallup