Race For A Soldier

Our Foundation once again chosen as primary benefactor of Tacoma Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival

The Tacoma Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival has once again chosen the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation as this year's beneficiary! It's a wonderful event, and we couldn't be more thrilled and honored to receive their support!

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.

PTSD Foundation had a blast at the Maritime Gig Festival

Race For A Soldier and the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation represented well at the 2015 Maritime Gig Parade on June 6th. We are so grateful to Race For A Soldier and Swing For A Soldier sponsor Harnish Family Subaru who donated the Big and Bad Chevy as we handed out 2,000 American flags to enthusiastic recipients...

USO Northwest Red White & Blue Golf Classic 2015

For our third year in a row, the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation is going to attend the USO Northwest Red, White & Blue Golf Classic. Come "swing" on by to meet learn more about our events this year, including our own Golf Tournament, the 2015 Swing For A Soldier to be held at the Auburn Golf Course on August 21st!

Special thanks to the Tacoma Rainiers and the USO Northwest for a memorable Armed Forces Day

We had a very special Armed Forces Day this year, as our friends at USO Northwest and the Tacoma Rainiers invited us out to share our message with some fans, pass out some information, and watch an exciting game of baseball.

Thanks to all of the Seahawks 12K Run attendees!

Sunday, April 19th marked the sixth year of the Seahawks 12K Run at The Landing, and once again we were happy to be there to meet the runners and share our story. There were thousands in attendance to run the 12K, 5K, and kids run, not to mention everyone who was there to cheer them on, and we think we met almost all of them at our booth!

Tacoma Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival
2015 Race For A Soldier registration now open!
PTSD Foundation members and volunteers in front of our Big Bad Chevy from Harnish Family Subaru at the Maritime Gig Festival, 2015
the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation to attend the USO Northwest Red White & Blue Golf Classic on June 12th, 2015
Special thanks to the Tacoma Rainiers and the USO Northwest for a memorable Armed Forces Day
A special shout out to the 201st and PTSD Foundation board member Christer Bradley of SAFE Boats International at the Seahawks 12K Run at The Landing


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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 brand new 5K run/walk), 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.

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
Kenny Mayne - Mile 11 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Seattle Seahawks - Mile 12 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Mile 13 still available

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
5K
Half Marathon
Half Marathon
Best Western Plus | Wesley Inn & Suites of Gig Harbor
Labor Works: Industrial Staffing Specialists
SAFE Boats International
Subaru of Puyallup