5th Annual A Run Down Hero Highway


A Run Down Hero Highway” is a fun-filled, patriotic event that pays tribute to a local hero and helps raise money for the families of Army Rangers who have been killed, disabled, or are currently serving in harm’s way. People of all ages come together for a spirited run/walk/stroll along West Street in Manhattan and revel in a day filled with moving tributes, live entertainment, amazing camaraderie and great food & drink.

The event commences on Pier 46 (cross Charles St. and West St.). Entrants participate in a 4.5-mi round trip run/walk to Battery Park, past Ground Zero, with a constant view of Lady Liberty. The festivities continue with a brunch and after party at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. Last year over 1,000 people joined us. We can’t wait to commemorate and celebrate with you!


9:03   AM Registration and T-Shirt Collection on Pier 46 (time commemorates the moment UA Flight 175 crashed into WTC South)
10:00 AM Introductory Remarks; God Bless America / Star Spangled Banner / Lead The Way Song
10:15 AM Run/Walk Begins
11:15 AM Food, Drinks, Raffles and Live Music at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers (Pier 60)
12:30 PM Hero Presentations Begin – Phil Taylor from The American Fallen Soldiers Project to present an originally commissioned portraits to the families of fallen Army Rangers Sgt. 1st Class Lance Vogeler and Spc. Thomas Duncan III and to the family of FDNY 1st Responder Lt. Kevin Dowdell

To Register:

•    Online – Above click Register for Event.  Registering online GUARANTEES you a free commemorative event t-shirt and size preference. ONLINE REGISTRATION TO CLOSE ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th at 12:00PM.
•    Mail-In – Print registration PDF below and send with check and waiver to P.O. Box 281, Manhasset NY, 11030 *
•    Walk-up – Cash and/or checks accepted.  Have checks made out to Lead The Way Fund, Inc.  All walk-up entry fees increase $10
*All participants MUST sign liability waiver on behalf of yourself and/or your families in order to participate in event. If registering by mail please sign below and send in with your registration. If you register online you MUST check the appropriate boxes indicating that you have read and accepted our terms.


Adults – $60*
Students – $35*
Under 12 – $25*
Children Under 5 Free
Costs include entrance fee, t-shirt and full brunch

FirstGiving:    All individuals, families and groups now have the ability to raise money on behalf of The Lead The Way Fund in support of your Run Down Hero Highway efforts. Please click Firstgiving (Step 2) above to set up your personalized sponsorship page.

Sponsorships:    We are actively seeking individual and corporate sponsors to team up with us on our efforts. Please click here to view further details on sponsorship packages and how you can help.

Post Race:    Head to The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers for a celebratory brunch, plenty of drinks, raffle prizes and live music. The Lighthouse is located in the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex at 23rd Street and the Hudson River (www.piersixty.com).

Thank you for your continued support of the Lead the Way Fund and our US Army Rangers. God Bless America!

Registration Form:


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5th Annual Lead The Way Fund Golf Outing


*Registration for golf is now closed.  Please send all payment directly to the Lead The Way Fund.  Seats are still available for Dinner so please join us! *

Dear Friends and Supporters of the U.S. Army Rangers,

The Lead The Way Fund is excited to announce our Fifth Annual Lead The Way Fund Golf Outing on Thursday, September 15th 2011 at the Plandome Country Club.  With over 400 participants last year, there is no doubt that this year’s tournament will go off bigger and better than ever!  We are excited this year to, once again, have with us Army Ranger Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry, who was on July 12, 2011, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Obama for his heroic actions in Afghanistan.  Please come join us for a day full of fun and patriotism as we celebrate and honor our U.S. Army Rangers.

This golf outing is a great opportunity to give back to those who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom and the quality of life we are privileged to enjoy here in the United States of America. Those of you who have attended in the past will undoubtedly recall many of the moments that make this yearly event so special.  Participants will enjoy a round of golf at the Plandome Country Club or Sands Point Golf Club, a lovely brunch as well as an evening full of cocktails, dinner, awards and amazing live and silent auctions.

Since its inception in 2007, the Lead The Way Fund has helped many Army Rangers who have been injured while fighting for our country by offering financial assistance that the government is unable to provide. With your ongoing support, the Lead The Way Fund can continue to reach out across this great country of ours to these brave soldiers and their families.

You can learn more about the Lead The Way Fund and how it continues to make a positive impact on the lives of our American heroes and their families by visiting the Mission section of our website, www.leadthewayfund.org . To participate in this day of golf and festivities, please complete and return the attached form, or sign up online via the links below.

Looking forward to seeing you all on September 15th!

The Regan Family and the Lead The Way Fund Board of Directors

*This is not a Department Of Defense sponsored event*


Registration Options

Registration for golf is now closed.  Please send all payment directly to the Lead The Way Fund.  Seats are still available for Dinner so please join us!

Two registration options are available, Pay Online using a credit card, or Register Online and Pay by Mail (via check).  Both options will secure your registrations.  For those who feel more comfortable registering via paper please print the registration form below (PDF) and send it with a check to Lead The Way Fund.

Online Registration Opens Friday July 8 2011 at 5PM.


Paper Registration by Mail


Thursday September 15, 2011 

Plandome Country Club

145 Stonytown Rd, Plandome, NY 11030



Schedule of Events: 

9:30 AM  Registration & Brunch

12:00 PM   Shotgun Start

5:30 PM   Cocktail Hour

6:30 PM   Dinner, Awards, Auctions