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Join the PTSD Foundation at the 3rd Annual Subway BEAST MODE CHALLENGE!

The festival site will include interactive games and activities for the entire family featuring an adventure course with 12 football-themed obstacles to challenge participants’ INNER BEAST MODE regardless of skill level and athleticism.

Online registration now open - click here to learn how to register!

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.

Our Foundation has once again been 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!

Happy Independence Day!

On this Independence Day we encourage you to listen to the Star Spangled Banner in a way that shares the story and history behinds it's words.

Come learn about Race For A Soldier at the Sound to Narrows on June 11th!

Once again, the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation has our booth at the Sound to Narrows where you can learn about our race, our foundation, as well as pick up a shirt or memorabilia. So swing by, say hi, and enjoy the race!

Martin Park runs local marathon in 48.5 pounds of gear and raises $3,300 for the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation!

We just can't say enough to thank Martin Park, a 24-year-old former active duty Marine (now a reservist) for going above and beyond to "create some visibility for a real national problem," for promoting our race, and for donating to the cause! 

JOIN MARSHAWN LYNCH Saturday, July 30 | Swan Creek Park (2106 E 44th St) in Tacoma, just 2.5 miles south of I-5 and City Center!
Registration is now open!
Tacoma Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival 2016
On this Independence Day we encourage you to listen to the Star Spangled Banner in a way that shares the story and history behinds it's words!
Come learn about Race For A Soldier at the Sound to Narrows!
Martin Park runs local marathon in 48.5 pounds of gear and raises $3,300 for the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation! Photo courtesy of Suzanne Kirsch.
Donate to the cause | make a one time donation to the Permission To Start Dreaming FoundationPrayer Breakfast 2016 - click for more informationRace For A Soldier registration now open!

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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.

Kenny Mayne - 5K Mile 1 sponsor for Race For A Soldier
Wesley Inn & Suites of Gig Harbor - 5K Mile 3 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
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
Mile 5 Available - click here to learn more
Ralph's Concrete Pumping Inc. | Mile 6 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Tides Tavern - Mile 7 sponsor of Race For A Soldier
Mile 8 Available - click here to learn more
Mile 9: Kyle's Mile in memory of Kyle Marshall Farr | a special thanks to Thelma L Channon
The Making a Difference Mile - proud sponsor of Race For A Soldier
361 Degrees | 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.


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Best Western Plus | Wesley Inn & Suites of Gig Harbor
Best Western Plus | Wesley Inn & Suites of Gig Harbor
Washington Patriot Construction LLC
Labor Works: Industrial Staffing Specialists
SAFE Boats International
Subaru of Puyallup