Challenge for Heroes Series “Go for the Goal”

Calling All Lacrosse Teams!

We are excited to announce the 1st Annual “Go for the Goal” Challenge as part of our Challenge for Heroes Series.

Your pledge of $1 per goal during your season will help us continue our goal of providing significant & enduring support for Rangers and families of the 75th Ranger Regiment.

Your donation of $10 will be applied towards the first 10 goals.

If you are interested in helping us help our Heroes by setting up a “Go for the Goal Challenge” for your team please email [email protected] today!


Mogadishu Mile 5k Virtual Run/Walk

We are so honored to have been chosen as an OFFICIAL Charity partner of this special race to honor and pay tribute to the Rangers who paid the Ultimate Sacrifice in the Battle of Mogadishu aka Operation Gothic Serpent. Stay tuned for more details on how you can participate virtually and in Columbus, GA if you are in the area on October 3, 2020!

Registration opens at 9am on Wednesday, May 6!  Click HERE TO REGISTER!


Jimmy’s Run & Gold Star Memorial 2019 – Registration is Now OPEN!

Jimmy’s Run & Gold Star Memorial

Sunday, November 17, 2019 – New York City 

Honoring our Fallen
2019 Portrait Honorees

SGT Joshua Rodgers
3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
KIA:  April 27, 2017


SGT Cameron Thomas
3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
KIA: April 27, 2017
Master SGT Christopher J. Raguso
MSgt Combat Search Rescue Special Missions Aviator 101st Jolly Green Helicopter Rescue Squadron, USAF
Lt. FDNY E302
Lt. Commack FD Station 4
KIA: March 15, 2018


Jimmy’s Run Down Hero Highway

9:45 AM Registration and T-Shirt Collection on Pier 45

(Christopher Street & West Side Highway)

10:30 AM Introductory Remarks; God Bless America

10:45 AM Run/Walk Begins

Gold Star Memorial Presentation & Post-Race Celebratory Brunch

11:45 AM DOORS OPEN at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

(Pier 61 -23rd Street & West Side Hwy)

12:10 PM Memorial Portraits by American Fallen Soldiers Project

RUN, WALK, STROLL …Something For Everyone!

Jimmy’s Run Down Hero Highway, will take place on Sunday, November 17th!

Each year this patriotic and family-friendly 4.5 mile Fun Run/Walk/Stroll and celebratory brunch  pays tribute to our Hero, and beloved friend to so many, SGT James J. Regan and honors the life of our Fallen.

Attendees of all ages will revel in a day filled with moving tributes, amazing camaraderie and great food & drink to help raise money for Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund in support of the Rangers and families of the 75th Ranger Regiment.

Starting at Pier 45, participants will come together for a spirited trip along the West Side Highway, past Ground Zero, and in constant view of Lady Liberty. The festivities continue with a post-race celebratory brunch at the beautiful Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. Those not interested in participating in the Run/Walk can check-in directly at The Lighthouse.

We are honored to partner again with The American Fallen Soldiers Project to present hand-painted original portraits to the families of two beloved Fallen Rangers. We hope you will join us as we honor those heroes and their families who gave it all to protect our freedom. This event will take place RAIN OR SHINE.

Cost:   Adults –$90; Students – $50; Under 12 – $25 (Kids under 5 Free)


  • Online– Registering online below GUARANTEES you a free commemorative event T-shirt and size preference.
  • Mail-In– Send check and waiver to: Lead The Way Fund, Inc., 300 Garden City Plaza, Suite 149, Garden City, NY 11530
  • Walk-up– All forms of payment accepted. All walk-up entry fees increase by $10 on event day.

*All participants MUST sign liability waiver on behalf of yourself and/or your families in order to participate in event.

CAN I SIGN UP TO FUNDRAISE FOR LEAD THE WAY FUND?:  Whether you are able to join us for this special day or not, all friends, families, organizations and groups can participate by helping us raise funds for the Rangers and families of the 75th Ranger Regiment in support of this event. To become a part of Team Army Ranger for this event, click here to set up your personalized fundraising page on Crowdrise.

Is there a fundraising minimum?

There is no minimum but we encourage participants to raise funds to support our programs. Registration fees help offset some of the expenses associated with making Jimmy’s Run & Gold Star Memorial one of our most anticipated yearly events, but fundraising is essential for us to make a difference in the lives of so many in need. 

SPONSOR: Participate in the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund’s most anticipated and best-attended annual patriotic event with your corporate logo, signage, marketing opportunities, festivities and much more. Every corporate sponsorship dollar frees up more funds to go directly to wounded or deceased U.S. Army Rangers and their families. Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities. 

CELEBRATE:  Head to The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers for a celebratory brunch. The Lighthouse is located in the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex at 23rd Street and the Hudson River (









Thank You To Our Partners Past & Present 


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Join Team Army Ranger for the 2017 Tough Mudder Series!

Join Team Army Ranger for the 2017 Tough Mudder Series!

Dear Friends and Supporters of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund,

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund is thrilled to announce that we are now officially a member of the Tough Mudder Charity Family!  You can now get MUDDY for a GREAT cause and the best part is you can participate in Any Race, Any Place across the country!

By joining Team Army Ranger for your Half Mudder or Full Mudder, you can help us help those who put it all on the line to protect us, our elite 75th Ranger Regiment and their families.

As a member of Team Army Ranger for the TOUGH MUDDER, you will receive some great perks! In addition to awesome Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund racing swag including a hat, light-weight performance running top, racing pinney and more, you get:

  • Choice of wave start timing
  • Receive an official Tough Mudder T-shirt & sweatband
  • Enjoy cold beer at the finish
  • Access to commemorative, professionally-taken Tough Mudder photos
  • Personal fundraising support to help you reach your goals
  • Tough Mudder Volunteer opportunities with even more great perks
  • **All Team Army Ranger Mudder Racers are REQUIRED to meet our minimum fundraising requirement (which varies per race location).

Our men are STILL in the fight, coming home wounded, and continue to need our support more than ever. You may not see it on the news but this Global War on Terrorism is still happening.  As always, we thank you for your continued support!Please Email [email protected] with interest.

For more information about Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund and our upcoming events please visit our website at

Rangers Lead The Way!


2017 “Regs Rock” Lacrosse Day for Heroes

2017 “Regs Rock” Lacrosse Day for Heroes

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund will host its annual “Regs Rock” Lacrosse Day for Heroes fundraising event at Chaminade High School located at 340 Jackson Avenue, Mineola, NY, 11501 . The one-day event, which attracts over 2,000 spectators, features the always anticipated match-up between two of the country’s best High School lacrosse teams, the Manhasset Indians and the Chaminade Flyers Varsity and Junior Varsity teams.

Each year, “Regs Rock” honors the life of Manhasset hero, Sgt. James J. Regan (CHS ‘98), who was killed in action in February 2007 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment.

All proceeds from the day will go directly to Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund in support of our active duty and wounded elite Special Operations U.S. Army Rangers and their families.

Suggested donation to Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund is $10.00 for Adults 18 and over.

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund 2017 Gala

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund 2017 Gala

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund will be hosting its 3rd Gala Benefit at Pier Sixty in NYC in support of our wounded and active duty U.S. Army Rangers and their families. We are excited to have Tom Brokaw back again as our Master of Ceremonies as we honor the United States Special Operations Command Warrior Care Program (Care Coalition) with our Sgt. James J. Regan Lifetime Achievement Award. The USSOCOM Warrior Care Program supports Special Operations Forces (SOF) Wounded, Ill, or Injured service members and their families by providing a model advocacy program to enhance and strengthen their quality of life. Our relationship with the Warrior Care Program has been integral to the success of our organization.

We are thrilled to tell you that Four Star General Raymond A. Thomas “Tony”, who currently serves as the 11th Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), has graciously accepted our invitation to attend as our esteemed guest speaker, helping us to honor Care Coalition.

We hope to see you on April 6th!