2023 Legacy Run

2023 Legacy Run Completed

Thanks for an amazing turnout and an amazing time!
This was a huge TEAM effort!

Chapter 2 Riders could not have made the event what it was without the American Legion Boat and Canoe Club family (Posts 2, 258, 356, Auxiliaries, SAL, Home Board, Club Council, Bar & Office Managers, and our incredible Bar Staff).  Nor could we have pulled it off without our brothers and sisters in the LEGION RIDERS of WEST MICHIGAN Chapters - 28, 101, 123, 179, 208, 305


Check out the Legacy Run Facebook page for photos and more 

2023 Raffle for 2021 Low Rider

Fantastic Support from:

Boat & Canoe Club Posts #2, #258, #356, SAL, Auxiliary 2, Auxiliary 258, Auxiliary 356,VFW Post, Office Manager, Bar Manager, Bar Staff, and all members!

- Kent County Sheriff's Office

- WZZM News


- APPLEBEES (on the Beltline)


Rico at Fricano's on Alpine provided food for the event and has extended 25% of food orders for all Legion Members through the Riding Season!

HUGE Thanks to all for their generous help and contributions;

Amazing support for the website from Jim D'Haem


Greenville VFW 

Winkel Funeral Home

Old Mill Brewpub

Donald Weyenberg

Optimum Health Chiropractic Center

Clearwater Financial

Michael Batson

Legion Post 381

Flat Rock Legion

Legion Post 4

Post 84

Dearborn Legion 364

Post 32

Livonia Auxiliary

ALR Chapter 32

Post 426

Post 4

Post 478


Post 123


Post 419

Post 179

Post 305

Post 16

Oneil's Boys Garage

Post 69 Riders

Susan & Neil Arnold (in honor of James Hayes)

Nauti-Dog half day fishing trip from Manistee

Chapter 53 Hillsdale Riders


Legacy Run Shirts Store Closed

Donate to the American Legion's Legacy Scholarship
Donate in the exact amount Riders and Passengers did.




Registration/Release Form is required to be filled out and signed  prior to riding. Click on the form or in the upper right hand corner to open in a new window for saving or printing.



5:30 – Kick-Off Party at the Boat & Canoe Club

Legacy Run Route

Day 1 Route Friday June 2nd


  7:30 – Breakfast at Boat & Canoe

  9:00 – KSU to Kent City Post 123

  9:45 – ETA Post 123: Stop (1 Hour)

10:45 – KSU to Sandy’s Harley Davidson Fremont

11:30 – ETA Sandy’s HD Stop (45 mins)

12:15 – KSU to Croton Post 381

  1:00 – ETA Post 381: Lunch Stop (1.5 hours)

  2:30 – KSU to Greenville Post 101

  3:45 – ETA Post 101 (1 Hour)

  4:45 – KSU to Boat & Canoe Club

  5:30 – ETA  ‘DAY 1 End-of-Ride’ Party



  7:30 – Breakfast at Boat & Canoe

  9:00 – KSU to Dorr Post 127

 10:30 – ETA Post 127: (45 mins)

 11:15 – KSU to Grand Haven Post 28

 12:30 – ETA Post 28: Lunch Stop (1 ½  hours)

  2:00 – KSU to USS Silversides

  2:45 – ETA USS Silversides: Stop (15 mins)

  3:00 – KSU to Hot Rod Harley Davidson

  3:30 – ETA Hot Rod Harley: Stop (45 mins)

  4:15 – KSU to Grandville Post 179

  5:30 – ETA Post 179: Final stop of the day (Dinner Party!)


  8:30 – Coffee & Donuts

  9:00 – KSU to Caledonia Post 305

  9:45 – ETA Post 305: Breakfast Stop (1 hour 15 mins)

11:00 – KSU to Belding Post 203

12:15 – ETA Belding: Lunch and Final Stop

The Denny Craycraft Veterans Freedom Park in Belding is a short walk from the Post and will be staffed on this day - you’re encouraged to check out this amazing tribute to our state’s Veterans and Heroes.

Area Hotels and Lodging



American Legion Legacy Run History

Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in The American Legion Legacy Run to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001.

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund was created to help ensure children who have lost a parent at war receive the education they need and deserve. The Legion Riders are among the fund’s biggest donators, creating the annual Legacy Run in 2006. Over its 16-year history, The American Legion Riders have raised more than 15 million dollars. Money that provides the funds necessary to attend a college or university. 

The American Legion wants to ensure higher education is a possibility for children whose parents lost their lives while serving our country. Beginning with the 2017 award year, The American Legion expanded the scholarship to include children of VA-rated, post-9/11 veterans with a combined disability rating of 50 percent or higher. The American Legion and the Legion Riders offer support through the Legacy Scholarship Fund.

2022 Legacy Run results

Donate to the Legacy Scholarship Fund

Learn how to apply for the Legacy Scholarship