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Patriot Day 9/11 Run & Ride 2014

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*** UPDATE: See photos from the event on the 925 News page.

Last year’s Patriot Day 9/11 Run was a huge success, and this year it’s going to be even bigger and better. Bring a flag and help us raise money for charity while having fun—you can choose to participate in either a run/jog/walk, or hit the road and go on a motorcycle ride. Everyone can get in on a poker run, with awesome prizes for the winners and proceeds that go to charity. The run and ride both finish at NightRider’s Chandler headquarters, and even if you don’t want to run or ride, come on over and still have a great time—we’ll have refreshments, a strongman competition, and our very own DJ Steve will be rocking tunes throughout the morning.

This year we’ve teamed up with not one, but two charities—Team Red, White and Blue (benefiting veterans) and Usual Suspects MC (benefiting families of fallen officers). All proceeds from the event will be split evenly between these two great organizations—and on top of that, between August 27 and September 30, 2014, NightRider will be donating to these charities 10% from sales of the Aquila, Covenant, Don’t Tread On Me, and Freedom Or Death product lines. This includes sales from our website, phone, and Scottsdale retail location. You can find the full list of eligible items at the end of this post.

The Grand Prize in the poker run is the brand new Don’t Tread On Me Dog Tag and a chain. This pendant is also one of the items eligible for our 10% donation to charity.

Don’t Tread On Me Dog Tag

 
REGISTRATION
Participation in the Run & Ride is free and registration is not required. However, by registering for either the run or ride ($25 in advance; $30 day-of), your entire registration fee will be donated to the charities. Plus, the first 150 to pre-register will receive an exclusive event t-shirt and goodie bag on the day of the event. Links to pre-register for either the run or ride are in the following sections.

 

RUN/JOG/WALK
Team RWB will be leading the way. You’ll have the option of a 3.6 mile or 5.6 mile course, starting and ending near NightRider’s Chandler headquarters. Please arrive at 6:30am for check-in. Carpooling is recommended. To RSVP or if you have questions about the run/jog/walk, please email tommy.lunetta@teamrwb.org.
 
Run/jog/walk meetup location:
NightRider Jewelry
426 N. Austin Dr., Chandler, AZ 85226  •  MAP
Click here to pre-register for the run/jog/walk.

Run/jog/walk route—click to enlarge

 

MOTORCYCLE RIDE
Join Usual Suspects MC on a 60 mile ride from east Mesa, north through scenic country along the Salt River, and down the 101 to end at NightRider’s Chandler headquarters. Breakfast will be provided before the ride at the starting point. Click here to see the detailed, step-by-step ride route. Please arrive at 6:30am for check-in. To RSVP or if you have questions about the ride, please email usualsuspectsmc.guido@gmail.com.
 
Motorcycle ride meetup location:
Elite Personal Training & Gym
10165 E. Hampton Ave., Suite 101, Mesa, AZ 85209  •  MAP
Click here to pre-register for the motorcycle ride.

Motorcycle ride route—click to enlarge

 
POKER RUN
Take part in an abbreviated poker run, where you’ll draw cards from a deck to form a poker “hand”. Prizes will be awarded for High Hand, Low Hand, and Mystery Hand. Participation in the poker run is optional, and is available to everyone who attends the event. On the day of the event, we’ll have a booth for poker run registration at our Chandler headquarters, and motorcycle riders will also have the opportunity to register at the starting point of the ride. Registration for the poker run will close at 9am, and winners will be announced shortly thereafter. You MUST be present to win prizes. The cost is $10 per hand, and all proceeds will be donated to the charities. Prizes will be awarded for the following:

High Hand – NightRider Jewelry Don’t Tread On Me Dog Tag Pendant & Chain
Low Hand – C2 Tactical Gift Package
Mystery Hand – GoPro HD Camera courtesy of RideNow Powersports & H-D Leather Jacket courtesy of Chandler Harley-Davidson

 
STRONGMAN COMPETITION
Freak Animal Fitness will be onsite to host a strongman exhibition. If you’d like to compete, please call Marshall Zinn at 860.913.8403.

 
SPONSORS
This event wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for our gracious sponsors. Please help us thank them by providing your support to their businesses:

Premier Sponsor:  Law Tigers
Silver Sponsors:  C2 Tactical  |  Ride Now Powersports  |  Freak Animal Fitness  |  Naturally Nurturing Wellness Center  |  Elite Personal Training & Gym  |  Hi-Health  |  Chandler Harley-Davidson

 
The following items are eligible for NightRider’s 10% donation to charity between August 27 and September 30, 2014:

AQUILA:
Band  |  Pendant  |  Dog Tag  |  Cufflinks  |  Men’s T-Shirt  |  Ladies’ T-Shirt

COVENANT:
Ring  |  Dog Tag  |  Bracelet  |  Buckle  |  Watches

DON’T TREAD ON ME:
Ring  |  Band  |  Dog Tag  |  Buckle  |  Men’s T-Shirt  |  Ladies’ T-Shirt

FREEDOM OR DEATH:
Ring  |  Band  |  Dog Tag  |  Cuff  |  Trigger Bracelet  |  Buckle  |  Wallet Chain