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We share our thanks!

To our thousands of runners and spectators, hundreds of volunteers, dozens of sponsors, and countless military members, and the people and services of Gig Harbor, we would like to thank one and all for making this year's event another huge success!

Click here to see the race results, and come back soon for an extensive recap and information on next year's race.

Reflecting on 9/11

Reflecting on that horrendous day of 9/11 at the Freedom Tower and memorial in New York is a somber experience and for thousands if not millions will always be stingingly painful.

Tickets to Drafts & Drums on the Drag are now on sale!

Celebrate the end of summer and increase support for soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury at a Sept. 30 beer and music festival on the drag strip at Bremerton Motorsports Park. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation!

Gig Harbor's Rockin' Rhythm and Blues Festival

After 25 years in Tacoma as The Old Town Blues Festival, this widely popular event is moving to Gig Harbor! The festival will take place on the grassy fields behind the Gig Harbor Sportsman's Club. In addition to great live music, there will also be food, a local vendors and a beer garden.

Watch our founder, Leslie Mayne's, appearance on New Day Northwest

The video clip is up from Leslie's and Jeff's interview on New Day Northwest, hosted by Margaret Larson!

5K Run Through

​Watch as Miguel Galeana (of Route 16 Running & Walking) takes you through the 2017's 5K run for Race For A Soldier. 

We thank you!
Reflecting on 9/11
Tickets to Drafts & Drums on the Drag are now on sale
Gig Harbor's Rockin' Rhythm and Blues Festival
Foundation founder Leslie Mayne appears on New Day Northwest
Miles with Miguel
Donate to the cause | please consider making a donation to the Permission To Start Dreaming FoundationPull For A Soldier, DATE TBD, 2018 - click here to learn moreSwing For A Soldier, DATE TBD, 2018 - click here to learn morePrayer Breakfast, 9/21/2018, 7:00 am - click here to learn moreRace For A Soldier, 9/23/2018 at 7:45am - Registration opening soon!

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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.

wear blue: run to remember | Mile 2 sponsor of the Race For A Soldier 5K
Wesley Inn & Suites of Gig Harbor - 5K sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Niagara Bottling, LLC | Mile 1 sponsor of the Race For A Soldier 5K
Crista Camps | Island Lake and Miracle Ranch - Mile 1 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Peninsula Light Co. - Mile 2 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
The Geneva Foundation - 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
Ralph's Concrete Pumping Inc. | Mile 6 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Tides Tavern - Mile 7 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Air Force Reserve - Mile 8 Sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Mile 9: Kyle's Mile in memory of Kyle Marshall Farr | a special thanks to Wounded Warrior Project
Wells Fargo - Mile 10 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Mile 11: Mortgage Solutions Financial
Seattle Seahawks - Mile 12 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
361 Degrees | 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 $145,000 to local and national programs that help soldiers give themselves Permission To Start Dreaming of life beyond their service to country.

Major sponsors and 5K sponsor
Best Western | Wesley Inn & Suites of Gig Harbor
SAFE Boats International
Washington Patriot Construction LLC
Washington Water Service
Skookum Contract Services
CenturyLink
Metagenics: Genetic Potential Through Nutrition
Labor Works: Industrial Staffing Specialists
Subaru of Puyallup