TAPS Together: Carry the Load Relay, Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C.
Registration Close Date: May 9, 2021

TAPS is honored to be a part of the 2021 Carry the Load National Relay as a National Non-Profit Partner. 

We would love to have as many of you in the Washington, D.C. area who are able to participate and represent TAPS join in on this very moving and inspiring memorial walk as you honor your fallen heroes and carry them with you as you participate. TAPS Togethers is participating in two legs of the relay. The first leg is 4.59 miles and the second is 4.82 miles for a total of 9.4 miles. You are welcome to do one or both of the walks.

 

Meet-Up Locations

Start Location #1:
(Exchange Point # 56)
Lincoln Memorial
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle
Washington, D.C.

Meeting Time:
7:30 a.m. (Please arrive and check in with TAPS NO later than 7:45 a.m.)

Meeting Point: 
In front of the Lincoln Memorial - look for TAPS Staffer Holding a Paddle Fan
This segment will include a walk through Arlington Cemetery.

End Location #1:
(Exchange Point # 57)
Air Force Memorial
1 Air Force Memorial Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22204

End Time: 
10:30 a.m. (estimated)

Total Mileage:
4.59 Miles

 

Start Location #2:
(Exchange Point # 57)
Air Force Memorial
1 Air Force Memorial Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22204

Event Start Time:
10:30 a.m. (Please arrive and check in with TAPS NO later than 10:45 a.m.)

Meeting Point: Look for TAPS Staffer in a TAPS Shirt Holding a Paddle Fan By the Statue of the Honor Guard.

End Location #2:
(Exchange Point # 58)
Alexandria Fire Department
900 2nd Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Event End Time:
12:30 p.m. (estimated)

Total Mileage:
4.82 Miles

 

Additional Information

Onsite TAPS POCSenior Manager, Communications

Transportation: All participants will be responsible for finding their own parking or transportation to the starting point. All participants will be responsible for finding their own transportation from the end point back to their parking location or point of origin.

Attire / What to Bring: In addition to TAPS shirts and attire, and photo buttons, we recommend that everyone wear comfortable walking shoes, and carry as few personal items with them as possible. 

Food and Beverage: Bring water and a snack as food and beverage is not provided. Bring any needed medication.

Please reach out to tapstogethers@taps.org with any questions.

TAPS Carry the Load Participants


About TAPS Togethers

Community is important!  This is why we create a broad variety of opportunities to bring the TAPS family together.  TAPS Togethers are one-day, organized, social events across the country, led by TAPS Staff or a survivor like you, with the goal of expanding our peer support community. 

If there is not a TAPS Togethers event in your area, consider hosting one. You know your community best! Perhaps you know of a simple cost-effective way to bring TAPS families together for a day of hope and healing in your area. We would love to hear from you! Please submit your idea and we will connect with you to explore the possibilities.

For more information about TAPS Togethers, please email tapstogethers@taps.org or call us at 800-959-TAPS (8277).