Team RWB Old Glory Relay Moves the American Flag 2,000 Miles Through 9 States
Team Red, White, and Blue (Team RWB) and their local chapters support service members through the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life, by providing opportunities to connect with the community through physical and social activity. From the annual WOD for Warriors hosted by CrossFit communities around the country to 2021’s Eagle Expeditions which provide outdoor adventures of every kind, Team RWB can be the antidote to feelings of isolation and health challenges experienced by transitioning veterans.
Volunteers for Team RWB host regular fitness activities, social gatherings, and community service events in an effort to facilitate strong local connections with members and community organizations.
Old Glory Relay
The Old Glory Relay began in New York City on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and will end on Veterans Day (November 11th) in Atlanta. The relay allows Veterans and their supporters to walk, run, or hike together, carrying an American flag. Team RWB created the relay as a patriotic way to pursue their mission – helping Vets find fulfillment and connection to a community after separation from the military. This epic journey will include roughly 5,000 Veterans and civilian supporters, each moving the American Flag along a portion of the course – which spans 2,000 miles and 9 states.
Register for the Old Glory Relay
It’s not too late to participate in the Old Glory Relay! On-course registration, which starts at just $10, is still available for legs in North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. Alternately, participants can join the relay virtually and move Old Glory in their hometown, favorite outdoor locale, or any other location desired. There is also an opportunity to combine virtual participation with the camaraderie enjoyed by on-course attendants. Many local chapters are hosting group shadow runs, which is the perfect option for those who can’t make it to the east coast to move the flag, but still want to enjoy the experience of working with a group.
Keep Up with Relay News
There are several ways you can stay up to date on the Relay’s progress: