Race For A Soldier

2015 registration is going strong!

Thank you for your interest in Race For A Soldier! Whether you are an accomplished runner or this is your first run of this kind — you are in for an incredible experience for a GREAT cause! The city of Gig Harbor, Washington has welcomed us with open arms and beautiful scenery that makes this event one of a kind.

Race For A Soldier featured in the Port Ludlow Voice

We'd like to give a huge shout out to the Port Ludlow Voice for featuring the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation and our upcoming events in their June issue!

An Independence Day message from our Founder, Leslie Mayne

"July 4th is here and I thought it would be a good time to extend my gratitude to all of you for helping our cause over the years. My wishes go out to all of you for a blessed weekend as we celebrate our liberty and this country we call the United States of America..." 

Our Foundation once again chosen as primary benefactor of Tacoma Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival

The Tacoma Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival has once again chosen the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation as this year's beneficiary! It's a wonderful event, and we couldn't be more thrilled and honored to receive their support!

PTSD Foundation had a blast at the Maritime Gig Festival

Race For A Soldier and the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation represented well at the 2015 Maritime Gig Parade on June 6th. We are so grateful to Race For A Soldier and Swing For A Soldier sponsor Harnish Family Subaru who donated the Big and Bad Chevy as we handed out 2,000 American flags to enthusiastic recipients...

USO Northwest Red White & Blue Golf Classic 2015

For our third year in a row, the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation is going to attend the USO Northwest Red, White & Blue Golf Classic. Come "swing" on by to meet learn more about our events this year, including our own Golf Tournament, the 2015 Swing For A Soldier to be held at the Auburn Golf Course on August 21st!

2015 Race For A Soldier registration now open!
Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation featured in the Port Ludlow Voice
Leslie Mayne, founder of The Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation
Tacoma Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival
PTSD Foundation members and volunteers in front of our Big Bad Chevy from Harnish Family Subaru at the Maritime Gig Festival, 2015
the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation to attend the USO Northwest Red White & Blue Golf Classic on June 12th, 2015


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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.

Crista, a Family of Ministries - Mile 1 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Peninsula Light Co. - Mile 2 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Metagenics - 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
The Geneva  Foundation - Mile 6 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Tides Tavern - Mile 7 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Washington Patriot Construction LLC (logo) - Mile 8 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Mile 9: Kyle's Mile in memory of Kyle Marshall Farr
Don and Amy Gartlan - Mile 10 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Kenny Mayne - Mile 11 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Seattle Seahawks - Mile 12 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
SAFE Boats International - 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 $122,000 to local and national programs that help soldiers give themselves Permission To Start Dreaming of life beyond their service to country.


Metagenics: Genetic Potential through Nutrition
5K
Half Marathon
Half Marathon
Best Western Plus | Wesley Inn & Suites of Gig Harbor
Labor Works: Industrial Staffing Specialists
SAFE Boats International
Subaru of Puyallup