Race For A Soldier

Registration for our 2014 race is open!

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!

Race for a Soldier featured in Canterwood Life Magazine

The Race will once again run through Canterwood on the morning of September 28th, and the community will once again line their streets with flags to honor the runners! Be sure to show your support and cheer them on!

Is running a half marathon or walking 2 miles not your cup of tea?

You can still get involved! Sign up to be a volunteer, as many hands make light work.

The Tom Taylor Family YMCA is once again offering child watch at Race For A Soldier

be the start and finish location for the Third Annual Race For A Soldier Half Marathon. Race participants are welcome to access the facility at no cost after the race. The Tom Taylor YMCA will provide Child Watch on Sunday, September 28, 7:30-11am for children of race participants ages 6 weeks - 9 years for a small fee.

The Million Cookie Challenge; Home Baked Gifts For Our Troops in Afghanistan

Please join us in helping our friends over at Altrusa of Gig Harbor to "Make a Difference for a Soldier" by putting on the Million Dollar Cookie Challenge! Just remember to deliver the Cookies to DPI Print on or before October 17!

Leslie Mayne to appear on New Day Northwest
September 22, 11:00 AM

Once again, Leslie Mayne (founder of the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation) has been invited to appear on New Day Northwest by host Margaret Larson

Race For A Soldier 2013 starting gate (photo courtesy of www.OnTheRunEvents.com
Canterwood Life Magazine
Volunteers of all types
Child Watch on Race Day at the YMCA
The Million Cookie Challenge; Home Baked Gifts For Our Troops in Afghanistan by Altrusa of Gig Harbor
Leslie Mayne to appear on New Day Northwest, September 22, 11:00 AM

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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
The Geneva  Foundation - Mile 4 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
America's Credit Union - Mile 5 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Miles 6 & 10: Holt Services Inc.
Tides Tavern - Mile 7 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Albertsons - Mile 8 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Mile 9: Kyle's Mile in memory of Kyle Marshall Farr
Miles 6 & 10: Holt Services Inc.
Kenny Mayne - Mile 11 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Seattle Seahawks - Mile 12 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Bellerud Freedom Mile - 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.