Wreaths Across America proudly announces its 2021 Race Program, which is a result of an expanded partnership with event-management and timing company CompetitorME. The variety of options for supporters provides an opportunity to build community awareness and understanding of WAA’s yearlong mission to Remember, Honor, Teach.
The 2021 Race Program will include:
In 2021, Wreaths Across America is launching the Escort to Arlington Challenge, travelling 737 miles from the Wreaths Across America Headquarters in Columbia Falls, Maine to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia- just like the convoy!
This Challenge begins on March 1, 2021 and concludes on December 18, 2021 - National Wreaths Across America Day. Over the 293 days, participants will be responsible to walk, run or bike for an average of 2.51 miles per day in honor of a Veteran.
Follow your progress on an Interactive Map as you head to Arlington. For your efforts, you will earn Virtual Badges along the way while reaching various Milestones. Additionally, we have an awesome Challenge shirt and finishers medal for those completing the Challenge!
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In 2021, Wreaths Across America is launching the Running For Wreaths Virtual Races, consisting of two events participants can join anywhere in the United States! There are two Running For Wreaths Virtual Events, occurring in May and September respectfully.
May is Military Appreciation month, which was officially designated by Congress in 1999. Over the entire month, it is a way to say Thank You to all those who have served, or are serving, for their dedication to service.
Wreaths Across America is asking Americans to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by standing outside and waving an American flag for one minute at 8:46am, 9:03am, 9:37am, and 10:03am, marking the times that the planes crashed into the towers, Pentagon, and into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Each individual race registration sponsors a fresh balsam veteran’s wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero on December 18, 2021, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.
During check out, registrants can designate the Sponsorship Group or participating Wreaths Across America Location they want their sponsored wreath allocated to. Registrants will receive personalized racing bibs, commemorative finisher medallions, and an event shirt. Additionally, individual virtual results will be submitted to show up in the official results!
MAY- MILITARY APPRECIATION VIRTUAL EVENT REGISTER TODAY
SEPTEMBER- NATIONAL FLAG WAVING REGISTER TODAY
In 2021, Wreaths Across America is renewing the Stem to Stone Remembrance Run!
Join us in Columbia Falls, Maine where the mission of Wreaths Across America will be on display through a 5K Run/Walk/Ruck. Additionally, join us from anywhere in the world virtually!
Each individual race registration sponsors a fresh balsam veteran’s wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero on December 18, 2021, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. During check out, registrants can designate the Sponsorship Group or participating Wreaths Across America Location they want their sponsored wreath allocated to. Registrants will receive personalized racing bibs and commemorative finisher medallions, with event t-shirts being provided to the first 150 people to register. Additionally, Virtual Participants can submit their results through text or email and show up in official results!
This unique event will be run, walked, or rucked entirely on the Worcester Wreath Company Tip Land, closed to traffic. This beautiful area is home to the fertile soil, clean DownEast air, and majestic Balsam Fir trees that grow the tips Wreaths Across America uses to make the veterans' wreaths that adorn the final resting places of our Nation's Fallen in December.
Whether you join us in Columbia Falls, Maine or across our Nation and around the World, join us for the Wreaths Across America Stem to Stone Remembrance Run!