2020 Schedule

As our country continues to navigate safe distancing, we’re working with our partners and host communities to make the best decisions for your health and safety. Check this site or follow the Run For The Warriors Facebook page for updated information.

All Run For The Warriors races for 2020 are virtual events.

Host Community:
New Bern, NC

New Bern, NC

July 4

5K • Furry 5K • First Mile • Mile Mutt Strut or Choose your Distance

Host Partner:
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Washington, D.C.

October 2 – 5 

ASA – 5K


November 7 - 14
Host Community:
Long Island, NY

Long Island, NY

November 7 – 14

5K, 10k


November 14 - 21
Host Community:
Jacksonville, NC

Jacksonville, NC*

November 14

5K, Half Marathon


Since the organization’s beginning, Hope For The Warriors has engaged communities across the country through its Run For The Warriors series.

These in-person races raise support for the post-9/11 warrior community and bridge public understanding of the warrior journey.

For those injured in service to our country, that journey starts with the First Mile.

And for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, we honor and remember the lives given and the families who carry on their legacies of service.

Our goal is to motivate a country to remain active — both physically and in their ongoing support of military families.

If you have any questions about any of our Run For The Warriors races, including sponsorship opportunities, email runinfo@hopeforthewarriors.org.


Every journey starts with the first step. The first moment of resolve. The first mile.

That mile is more than a measure from point A to point B. It symbolizes the bravery to face what’s ahead.

With each step, think about the courage it takes a warrior with a traumatic brain injury to get out of bed and rebuild his life. Think about the amputee who takes her first step on a prosthesis. Think about the family navigating the effects of PTSD in their loved one.

It’s an on-going journey of recovery and resilience that lasts a lifetime, and Hope For The Warriors is there for every step.


You don’t have to be a runner to make an impact through the Run For The Warriors series. You can volunteer or create your own community fundraiser.

Last year alone, Hope For The Warriors provided life-transforming programs and services to over 12,000 military families across the country — our largest number of warriors served annually to date. And the need for HOPE keeps growing every year.

It takes a community to support our warriors and to keep Hope For The Warriors programs and services ready for the growing needs of our warrior community.

Join our volunteer team or encourage your friends and neighbors to join you by donating and giving HOPE.


The Run For The Warriors series offer sponsorship opportunities that promote your brand and show your support of our country’s warriors. Email runinfo@hopeforthewarriors.org to discover ways to engage your business in this national series that’s rooted in America’s communities. A member of our development team will contact you to discuss sponsorship opportunities that best meet your goals.

I was introduced to Hope For The Warriors in their earliest days. I had noticed the above and beyond attention they gave my family and me then. Now, years later, they still call and check on my family and me and they have never forgotten me.

—Derek Hughes, Former Army Specialist