A contingent of former Army Green Berets, the elite commandos who were the first modern Special Forces, will lead this year’s Warriors Run Motorcycle Rally, the annual event raising funds for wounded veterans or those killed in action and their families
The Green Berets, members of the Special Forces Motorcycle Club will be coming from out of state to show support for the annual event.
The June 11 motorcycle rally will start/finish at the Rochelle Park American Legion and will follow an exciting route through North Jersey. Following the run there will be food and entertainment for the participants at the American Legion Post.
Warriors Run was founded four years ago as a method of providing assistance for veterans severely wounded and those killed in action and their families.
The event has always provided participants with a variety of food and professional entertainment after the ride, this year Paul’s Pig Roast has been included as an added attraction for riders, passengers and walk-ins.
But that’s not all. There will still be a variety of other foods and non-alcoholic drinks available as part of the registration fee.
This year will be the fourth annual Warriors Run. The event moved last year to the Rochelle Park American Legion Post at 33 West Passaic Street as a more centralized location.
With the cooperation of the Rochelle Park Mayor and Council, Police Department and Department of Public Works and Fire Department, there will be ample parking at the event site.
A new route has been scouted for 2017 that will take the hundreds of motorcycles through several North Jersey communities on a run that is just shy of 50 miles. It will wind its way through Haskell, Wanaque, Ringwood, Oakland and Rochelle Park. The procession is always an exciting sight for the residents of the local towns who line up to watch it pass by.
The ride is fully escorted by police motorcycle squads through the coordination of the Fort Lee Police Department Motor Squad and with the cooperation of the Police Motor Officers Training Association.
Following the run there is an after party at the American Legion Post with entertainment by DJ Joey Metro, the band McMule and a professional troupe provided by the famed USO, an organization noted for entertaining troops in combat zones since World War II.
Registration fees are $25 per rider, $15 for passengers and $10 for walk-ins. Commemorative tee-shirts will be given to the first 400 “riders” who register. All others may purchase one. The fees entitle those registrants to the food and entertainment at no additional charge.
Registration is from 8-9:45 a.m. Opening ceremonies from 9:45-10:15 a.m. with kickstands up at 10:15 a.m. sharp.
For further information check the web site at www.WarriorsRunNJ.com.