- Escort at Arlington Challenge: This 737-mile virtual course begins in Columbia Falls, Maine, where WAA is headquartered and travels along the east coast to Arlington, Virginia, just like the annual escort Arlington done every December.
- Running for crowns (5K & 10K) Virtual races – Can and September: Participants have the option to run / walk / ruck / bike on the course of their choice while also raising funds to sponsor Veterans Wreaths for participating locations or the sponsorship groups they support.
- Stem-to-Stone Remembrance Race (in person in Maine, with virtual option): 2021 will be the 3e year in which this race is organized on the lands of the Pointe à Maine where the balm is grown and harvested every year to make the veterans wreaths placed on the headstones of our nation’s heroes.
Simply click on the individual event and you will be taken to the official RunSignUp registration pages which contain all relevant information, such as event dates, prices, course maps and donation opportunities.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner again with CompetitorME and offer virtual race options for fundraising and our supporters’ enjoyment,” said Karen worcester, Executive Director, Wreaths Across America. “Despite the pandemic, last year we saw local groups and individuals take part in our virtual races across the country and share the mission as they found a healthy way to stay active and involved in their communities. We hope to build on this momentum by offering these new options to get involved and help share the mission of remembering, honoring, teaching. “
Each individual entry into the race sponsors a new Veteran’s Balm wreath that will be placed on the gravestone of an American hero on the December 18, 2021, as part of National Wreath Day across America. Group or individual fundraising tools and abilities are available for all races and there is a TEAM option for the Escort to Arlington challenge.
Upon payment, registrants can designate the sponsoring group or participating Wreaths Across America location to which they would like their sponsored crown to be awarded. Entrants will receive personalized race bibs and commemorative end-of-race medallions, along with event t-shirts. There is also a free Race Joy app available for download by registrants to listen as they participate to learn more about the mission, hear the stories of those who served and the names of those who sacrificed for our freedom.
“Following the success of last year’s first Stem to Stone running program, which was ultimately run completely virtual with the exception of one run in Maine, we saw a great opportunity to try new and creative ways to involve the running community in the mission, ”said Jonathan kelley, owner ConcurrentME. “Thanks to the personal involvement of our own team with the WAA escort for Arlington, we saw what the mission means to Gold Star families across our nation and how important it is to remember, honor, teach, every day of the year, and want to bring this to life. experience to more people. “
About crowns across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery started by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is achieved in part each year by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies in December in Arlington, as well as in thousands of veterans cemeteries and other locations. in all 50 states and beyond.
For more information or to sponsor a wreath, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
CompetitorME is proud Maineclient-owned event management and timing company in New England. We want to inspire athletes and connect communities. We are happy to work with our clients to organize safe, fun and fair events for all ages, with a focus on creating a memorable experience for attendees. Our portfolio of events has expanded to include those honoring and remembering our nation’s active duty members, the nation’s fallen veterans or heroes and their Gold Star families. The CompetitorME team is also part of a committee for the Maine Gold Star family memorial which will be built in Augusta, Maine.
For more information, please visit www.competiorme.com.
SOURCE Crowns Across America