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Midway Route Coordinator Newsletter – September 2023

Run for the Wall

Welcome to the Midway Route 10th Anniversary Run For The Wall XXXIV, 2024. Since the last newsletter, I have met with the Midway leadership and State Coordinators who are already hard at work to create another successful Midway Run.  One of the major changes in progress is our Thursday afternoon dinner and awards ceremony normally held in Hopewell, VA. It will change to the Harley Dealership in Ashland about 3 blocks from our hotel. This will allow the entire pack to safely travel into Ashland rather than having everyone travel the 45 mile ride during Richmond rush hour traffic on your own from Hopewell.   The basic support at Fort Sill, Cookeville, and our visit to the Army Museum has all been confirmed. (Standby for other details as they are developed)

I would encourage anyone wanting to participate or attend the upcoming all hands reunion to do so.  You can find information and registration on Southern Route’s August Newsletters located on the RFTW website.  Kerrville is 27 Sep-1 Oct, on the near horizon so act soon to ensure your place.  Angel Fire by all reports I have gotten; everyone had a good time and it was a huge success!!   Good job Nick and Crew!!!

2024 Registration opens on September 11, 2023 @ 8:46 a.m.(EST)

Early Bird Registration
Sept. 11, 2023 through Jan. 31, 2024: $45 per person


All of the planning for 2024 and most of the changes were based on your input through the AAR Process. I want to continue to encourage each of you to fill out an After-Action Report (AAR) to help your leadership continue to make improvements to the Midway Route.  The Link is:  All input is important to me; the GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY.  I assure you, the leadership considers all suggestions and will make improvements where possible.

 Since this is the 10th Anniversary thought I would inject a team picture of the Road Guard Team from 2014.  Then a picture from 2023.  Interesting some of the same faces continue to support our MISSION!

Additionally, I wanted to introduce you to the Road Guard Leadership Team for this year.

The Road Guard Team is one of the most critical in getting us across the Nation Safely.  They are here to help each and every one of us in anyway necessary to accomplish that goal.

Remember the Red Hats!!

Promotions are handled by several people.  It is never too early to begin promotions for our Route and several have already been conducted.   If you have a donation that we can raffle/ auction during the Run, please contact one of the below listed people:

Promotion Team:  Kris & Randy “Mullet” Olguin     Randy.Ogluin@RFTW.US     (951) 541-8138

or Gina “Le’Spice” Cutrer   gina.cutrer@RFTW.US    (225) 202-5328

Promotions will run a World Series, Army/Navy, Super Bowl Board and a $1,000 Cash Drawing.

Pick your winning team!!!

Game Squares will be $25.00 each or 5 for $100.  Cash Drawing/Hotel tickets will be $10.00 each or 7 for $50.00 or 20 for $!00.00. Gina has agreed to run the Game Boards and $1,000.00 Cash Drawing again this year.  Gina’s Info: Gina Cutrer   gina.cutrer@RFTW.US    (225) 202-5328  Flyer’s and emails will follow with more information.  Remember, all riders, patriots, friends or family members regardless of Route are welcome to participate in these fundraising events!

I would like to recognize Don Bagwell who stepped forward to be our Quartermaster for 2024.  Thanks, Don!!!!   We still have some team shortfalls to fill.   We need a Registration Team (Must be Computer Literate).  The registration team must be available early in Ontario to facilitate group registration as well as their draw of equipment and training on the procedures and forms required for the registration process.  Also, the Staging Crew and Outreach Team has a few vacancies still.  Please, Contact me, Eric, or fill out a volunteer form on the RFTW website.  If you would like to be on one of these teams or serve on another specific team.   DO IT TODAY! This will help us develop the teams early to facilitate the Midway 2024 planning cycle.

Always remember the Mission.  I cannot emphasize enough the importance of keeping that as our focus!!

The Run For The Wall mission is “To promote healing among ALL veterans and their families and friends, to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (POW/MIA), to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (KIA) from all wars, and to support our military personnel all over the world.”

This is why we ride – to support this mission!


Don “10-A-SEE” King
RFTW Midway RC

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