Running For Wreaths- presented by Wreaths Across America

Presque Isle, ME 04769

Running > 5k

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While coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies each December on National Wreaths Across America Day is a big part of what we do, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out throughout the year. From our Remembrance Tree program to the Wreaths Across America Museum in Maine, there are many different ways in which you can get involved!

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!  

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. 

The tradition was started by "The Freeport Flag Ladies" (Elaine Greene, Joann Miller and Carmen Foote) of Freeport, Maine, who proudly waved Old Glory every Tuesday morning for 18 years. They retired, and subsequently, Wreaths Across America has picked up where they left off,  setting up along US Route 1 in Jonesboro, Maine, on land donated by the organization’s founder, Morrill Worcester, leading to the new Acadia National Cemetery.

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!

Participants registered after August 20th may not be guaranteed their desired shirt size.

Join us for the Running For Wreaths- presented by Wreaths Across America!

EIN Tax Identification # 20-8362270

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