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Run For The Guns

  • 09 Dec 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • American Legion Post 2 - 2125 S Industrial Park Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282

Come join us!

How It Began:

“The Run to The Guns” (RTTG) began on December 7th, 2013, marking its upcoming 10-year anniversary. Initiated by the WW2 Memorial Committee, led by former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, it resulted in Arizona’s WW2 Memorial placement at Wesley Bolin Plaza (WBP) in Phoenix, AZ.

The inaugural RTTG involved Arizona citizens, including youth, families, and WW2 veterans, along with various groups and organizations.

Notable features of the original RTTG event included a B17 flyover, the presence of Navy Admiral Sanders and WW2 veterans, a procession of 2000 RTTG riders, a release of a dozen white doves, and a grand band. The event attracted an estimated public attendance of 25,000 individuals, with participation from all Arizona American Legion Posts, VFW, DAV, and other veteran groups.

RTTG, 10-year anniversary run of approx 25 miles honoring all of America’s Fallen and Veterans, Sailors, Soldiers & Airmen of all wars.

When: December 9th, 2023

Hosted by: American Legion Post 138

Location: American Legion: Post 2, 2125 S Industrial Park Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282

Online registration is open for the 10th Anniversary Run to the GunsRide and after party.  $25 donation for a rider and $35 for a rider/passenger. All riders and passengers must register in order to participate in the ride.

In-Person Registration: 8:00–10:30am, breakfast available

KSU to Wesley Bolin by 10:57am

RidersUSA members on motorcycles can meet up at the Tempe Elks Lodge at 8:00am. KSU for Post 2 at 8:15am for registration.

Riders wishing to can return to the Post from Wesley Bolin, on their own, for the big after party. There will be food, music, raffles, prizes, vendors and more!

RidersUSA will have a booth setup at American Legion Post 2 in Tempe, 2125 S Industrial Park Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282 and we will join the Ride to the Guns from there.



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