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RFTW is looking for a driver, sales lead and members for the Merchandise Team

If you are looking for a way to contribute, especially if you were thinking about doing the Run in a truck, there are three positions that need to be filled.

Central Route Driver

  1. You will need a truck capable of towing a max of GVWR of 9990lbs with a minimum 2″ hitch ball, 7-pin light plug and brake controller (mounted in truck). Expect the actual trailer load to not exceed 7200lbs. It is recommended that the vehicle towing setup support stabilizer bars which are provided but is not a requirement.
  2. Your truck must in good condition and meet all DOT requirements.
  3. You must have a valid driver’s license, registration, and vehicle and towing insurance good throughout the Run from the time you hook up in Ontario until the trailer is returned.
  4. You will pick up the trailer in Ontario, CA and be responsible for taking it all the way to Washington, D.C. and then returning it to Phoenix, AZ.
  5. You will coordinate with the Central Route Coordinator regarding all of the stops and where to park for each day during the Run.
  6. All fuel is paid for from Ontairo, CA until the return to Phoenix, AZ. The most direct route from Washington, D.C to Phoenix, AZ must be taken.
  7. Having familiarity with generators is a plus.

Sales Team Lead

  1. You will serve as the merchandise team lead selling RFTW merchandise.
  2. You are customer focused and will represent the face of the RFTW merchandise team.
  3. You will need to be able to operate the point-of-sale system and manage cash and credit card transactions. Training will be provided.
  4. You will need to be able to reconcile all transactions for each day and provide the Treasurer, or appointed person, with the cash received each day. Reporting format will be determined by the Treasurer.
  5. It is recommended to have at least one other person as part of the team (can be the driver). Other volunteers are welcome.
  6. You will be required to be in Ontario, CA the Friday before the Run for training and to help set up and sell merchandise at either the Elks, host hotel or both.
  7. You will need to provide your own transportation unless other arrangements are made with the merchandise truck driver to ride along.
  8. Help is needed for Central and Midway Routes.

Sales Team Contributor

  1. You will support the Sales Team lead helping sell RFTW merchandise.
  2. You are customer focused and will represent the face of the RFTW merchandise team.
  3. You will need to be able to operate the point-of-sale system and manage cash and credit card transactions. Training will be provided.
  4. You will be required to be in Ontario, CA the Friday before the Run for training and to help set up and sell merchandise at either the Elks, host hotel or both.
  5. You will need to provide your own transportation unless other arrangements are made with the merchandise truck driver or Sales Team Lead to ride along.
  6. Help is needed for Central and Midway Routes.

Please reach out to me if you are interested or have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

Alan “Xbox” Steiner
Director of Merchandise, RFTW
2023-2024 CR Photographer
2022 CR Plt 2 Tailgunner
2012 CR FNG

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Store Sale Coming Thanksgiving Day!

Beginning Thanksgiving Day thru Cyber Monday, everything in the store will be 15% off. Yes, everything! In addition, free shipping will be reduced to a $50 minimum order from the current $100. All orders will ship with a free Eagle Oval patch, RFTW square logo patch and RFTW Logo Vinyl Sticker. Finally, any order over $100 will get a free Wall to Wall hat (while supplies last.)

I want to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving. Using the words from Lester Holt of NBC News, “Please take care of yourself, and each other” this holiday season.

Ride safe everyone.

Alan “Xbox” Steiner
Director of Merchandise, RFTW
2023-2024 CR Photographer
2022 CR Plt 2 Tailgunner
2012 CR FNG
https://rftw.us

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Veterans Day Shirt Promotion

Coming Saturday, Veterans Day there is free shipping on any regular priced shirt order. This promotion does not apply to shirts that are on sale. In addition, there will be two new ladies’ shirts available. First is a yellow performance shirt identical to the men’s but in a ladies cut and V-neck. The second shirt is a new short sleeve V-neck in lilac with new graphics on the front.


The promotion will begin midnight (Pacific Time) this coming Saturday and last for one day only. Be sure to take advantage of this savings opportunity!

Alan “Xbox” Steiner
Director of Merchandise, RFTW
2023-2024 CR Photographer
2022 CR Plt 2 Tailgunner
2012 CR FNG
https://rftw.us

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2024 Merchandise Now Available!

Today registration begins for the 34th annual Run For the Wall in 2024. In support of the upcoming mission, the store has added new 2024 merchandise that is now available. This includes the 2024 Wall 2 Wall, All The Way and Participant bar patches, pin, wristband and a new safety yellow men’s shirt. The shirt is offered as a performance, moisture wicking shirt that is in the same material used for the gray shirt which is also offered in the store. New items will continue to be added in the coming months so keep checking back!

Also, we’re making available the FNG patch, ahead of the Run. The pin that is issued at registration for FNGs will still be issued but we’re giving FNGs the opportunity to purchase the patch in addition to the pin if they chose to do so. The FNG lettering commemorates the 80th anniversary of D-Day in 2024. Protocol for the use of this patch, if sewn onto a vest, jacket or other prior to the Run, is that it is in the upright position until a FNG completes the Run. At the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., anyone in leadership can and will turn your pin upside down at which time the patch can be sewn upside down.

Finally, as a reminder, the store is operating on a limited shipping schedule until September 24th. All shirts and hats will continue to ship normally. Anything else will be delayed until the week of September 24th at which time normal operating procedures will be in place.

As always, any questions, comments and feedback are welcome. Let’s make 2024 the best Run of them all! Is it May yet?

Alan “Xbox” Steiner
CR Photographer
Director of Merchandise
RFTW Board of Directors
https://rftw.us

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Store is now open

Welcome home everyone! I hope you had a great Run and time to get some rest. I wanted to let you know that the Store is open again after being closed during the Run.

In addition to the Store being open again, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your patience and support during the Run. There were some initial startup issues for our Point Of Sale system in Ontario and unfortunately, we were unable to print receipts for those of you who may have wanted one. These issues are top of mind as we think forward to 2024 and will be addressed.

As you have read from the RCs and others, there is an After Action Report (AAR) that is available for you to provide feedback. I welcome any feedback directed to me about our Merchandise operations, selection and any other top of mind areas you’d like to address. Good or bad, all feedback is welcome! I want to be sure that what we offer you is appealing, something that promotes Run For the Wall to the world and is something you’re proud to own. So please, take a few minutes and fill out the AAR directed at Merchandise. The link to the report is here.

We ride for those who can’t.

Alan “Xbox” Steiner
CR Photographer
Director of Merchandise
merchandise@rftw.us

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Ontario Holiday Inn Parking

There is no parking inside the taped off area in the back parking lot. Please DO NOT PARK there. The spaces are reserved for merchandise, hydration, raffles, Fallen Hero cart, charities, etc. If you are parked there, please move your vehicle or motorcycle.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Alan “Xbox” Steiner
CR Photographer
Director of Merchandise
www.rftw.us

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RFTW Merchandise Update

It’s now 10 days untill KSU for the 2023 Run For the Wall and the beginning of our mission. I want to take this opportunity to inform you that there will be several new items available for sale on all routes this year. Since taking this position in February, I have received a lot of feedback from you regarding the shirts and styles that we had been selling. I’m excited to announce that we have brand new shirts to offer everyone as well as a few other goodies. Below is a list of the new stuff you can expect when you stop by one of the merchandise trailers, either in Ontario starting May 13th or anytime along the four routes.

New men’s black long sleeve. RFTW motorcycle logo on the front and POW*MIA on the back.

New men’s RED shirt for red shirt Fridays. American Eagle on the front with RFTW flag logo and 4 stars representing each route. Back has the American flag along with Remember Everyone Deployed.

New men’s moisture wicking performance long sleeve shirt with our vintage logo on the front.

New Women’s V-neck in royal blue with the RFTW logo on the front.

New Run For The Wall logo hat.

In addition to the shirts and hat, there will also be a new back patch recognizing all four routes showing Coast to Coast and Wall to Wall, 2023 Run For the Wall wrist bands in forest green and four new campaign stickers adding Desert Storm, Global War on Terrorism, Afghanistan, and Iraq to the Vietnam stickers that have always been available. Lastly, as a reminder, for those of you that would like to get your hands on the 2023 route itinerary, these will also be available for purchase at any of the trailers.

In closing, there are two additional topics I’d like to end with. First, there will be no smoking within 50’ of any of merchandise trailer out of respect for the merchandise team and the products we’re selling. And, just a reminder, that all sales are final as we do not offer refunds or exchanges.

I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable ride to Ontario or to any of the stops along the way. Look me up if you have any questions or just want to say hi. I should be easy to find as the Central Route photographer.

Alan “Xbox” Steiner
CR Photographer
Director of Merchandise
RFTW Board of Directors

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Online Store Update

Our online store will be closed May 1st – June 15th so the merchandise team can prepare and participate in the upcoming 2023 Run For The Wall. RFTW merchandise, including brand new items, will be available for purchase beginning May 14th at the Holiday Inn (host hotel) in Ontario. Look for the Run For The Wall merchandise trailer behind the hotel in the back parking lot.

In addition to the online store closing, all 2023 shirt sales will be suspended beginning this weekend so that the remaining inventory can be prepared for shipment to Ontario. The shirts will be available again in Ontario.

Please stop by and say hi or look for me walking around with a camera as the Central Route photographer. I hope to see you in Ontario!

Alan “Xbox” Steiner
CR Photographer
Director of Merchandise
RFTW Board of Directors
https://rftw.us