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

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Washington, D.C.
Registration Close Date: May 6, 2023

TAPS is honored to be a part of the 2023 Carry the Load National Relay as a National Non-Profit Partner.

TAPS Family members of all ages are invited to participate in this very moving and inspirational memorial walk as you honor and carry your fallen heroes and represent TAPS.


Meet-Up Details

Start Location:
The Lincoln Memorial (South Side)
100 Daniel French Drive Southwest
Washington, D.C. 20245 

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

Meeting Point: 
Your TAPS Peer Mentor will be holding a TAPS paddle fan at the beginning of the route.

Start Time:
8:00 a.m.

End Location:
Air Force Memorial
1 Air Force Memorial Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22204

End Time: 
9:30 a.m. (estimated)

Total Mileage:
3.6 miles


Important Notes

Transportation / Parking: 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. You will need to either walk back or "rideshare" by dropping off a car at the end of the route.

Attire / What to Bring: Be sure to wear your TAPS gear/attire if you have it and TAPS photo buttons as you honor your heroes during this event. 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).