Run for the Wall Remembers and Thanks Judy Lacey

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The Run for the Wall Board of Directors would like to remember and thank Judy Lacey for her years of dedicated and selfless support of Run for the Wall and our Mission. Judy died and passed away on April 15, 2017 from cancer. She admitted herself to hospice just days before, and yet was still working on the Run for … Read More

President’s Message April 2017

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How did we get to the middle of March already? Time is literally flying by. I realize that winter has not been kind to most of you this year. While you all endure record cold, snowfall, and sleet/rain, we here in So CA have also been getting wet – Very Wet, by our standards. It will be a big problem … Read More

President’s Message January 2017 (Hotels)

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Run For The Wall Riders, Ladies and Gentlemen, Happy New Year! I hope that everyone has made it through the Holiday Season unscathed and ready to RIDE! May will be here before we know it, but then again, not soon enough for some. We are all in the process of gearing up our preparations for another successful Run, which includes, … Read More

President’s Message December 2016

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San Juan Capistrano, CA December 13, 2016 Wow, where has this year gone? Christmas already! And with the New Year just waiting in the wings. This, of course, means that we are over halfway to the next Run, but I’m afraid that the riders in some sections of our country will not be getting much riding in between now and … Read More

President’s Message Oct 2016

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Well, I haven’t had a very good start this year at keeping riders and potential riders aware of the latest news by way of my President’s messages.  I was waiting for this new website to get up and running.  As these sorts of things go, we didn’t get it online quite as quickly as we would have liked.  It seems … Read More

President’s Message Apr 2016

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Greetings RFTW! April. The clock is ticking. Are you ready? No, I mean Really Ready? All over the country the RFTW Family is “Getting Ready to Get Ready.” I would like to take this opportunity to challenge You to take a hard look at Your readiness. To participate in the 10 day journey across our great country you need degrees … Read More

President’s Message Jan 2016

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Greetings RFTW! I hope you all had a joyous holiday season and your New Year is starting off Great! As most of you know all plans for RFTW 2016 are well down the action path. Registration is open, hotels are set, fuel stops identified, leadership teams are being fine-tuned, and all over the country the RFTW Family is making plans … Read More

President’s Message Oct 2015

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Greetings RFTW Riders and Friends! Well, here we are well down the path to 2016 Runs! The Route Coordinators have been hard at work arranging their teams to create Safe, Healing, and Mission-Aligned Runs along the three Routes. The RFTW Board or Directors has been meeting regularly (both in person and via monthly conference calls) to assist the Route Coordinators … Read More

President’s Message May 2015

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MAY 7TH A WEEK AWAY—AND A WAKE UP. MISSION FIRST “We Ride for Those Who Can’t” — six simple words with a very deep and wide meaning. You first-timers, or “FNG’s” as you will be known until reaching The Wall, should be prepared to laugh, to cry, to have your breath taken away and to be humbled. “We Ride for … Read More

President’s Message Apr 2015

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Whoa! 30 days to kickstand up… Take a minute and go over these “do’s” and “don’ts”: DO be prepared to laugh, to cry, to have your breath taken away and to be humbled. DO pack and re-pack your bikes at least twice over the next 4 weeks. DO start hydrating NOW. DO realize that there are volunteers ALL THE WAY … Read More