Prowers County on the Route for the American Legion Legacy Motorcycle Run August 12th



On Saturday, August 12, 2017 the American Legion Legacy Run takes off from the Fort Dodge Soldier’s Home in Fort Dodge, Kansas. This year’s route will be along US Hwy 50. On Day 1 the Legacy Run will be traveling through Granada, Holly, Lamar, Las Animas, La Junta, Swink, Rocky Ford, Manzanola and Fowler coming to journey’s end for the day  in Pueblo, CO.   American Legion District 1 encourages local community members to come out and wave at the riders as they make their way through the communities.  We are expecting 400+ motorcycles to be traveling through your community.  The itinerary calls for riders to pass through Prowers County at these times:

Holly, Colorado: 10:20 AM-10:30 AM; Granada, Colorado: 10:35 AM-10:40 AM and
Lamar, Colorado: 11:00 AM-11:10 AM.

The Run should arrive at the Rodeway Cow Palace in Lamar at approximately 11:30 AM. The riders will eat lunch at the Cow Palace. Spectators are welcome to come take a look at the bikes and talk to the riders.  At 12:50 PM the riders will be departing the Cow Palace and refueling at the Love’s Travel Plaza. This will take about 30-45 minutes. Once the refueling is completed, the Legacy Run will proceed west on US Hwy 50.

Las Animas, Colorado: 1:55 PM-2:10 PM; La Junta, Colorado: 2:20 PM-2:30 PM; Swink, Colorado: 2:45 PM – 2:50 PM; Rocky Ford, Colorado: 3:00 PM-3:15 PM; Manzanola, Colorado: 3:20 PM-3:30 PM and Fowler, Colorado: 3:30 PM-3:40 PM.

Please keep in mind the main body of the Legacy Run is preceded by a small group of 20-25 motorcycles in the Advance Team. The Advance Team is 45-60 minutes ahead of our published schedule, they have been mistaken for the main body a few times.  Spectators left early and missed the main event.

We look forward to seeing you as we pass through your town on the Legacy Run. For more information on the American Legion Legacy Scholarship please visit:

Since the inception of The American Legion Legacy Scholarship in 2001 following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, The American Legion has offered its support to the children of fallen post-9/11 service members through this scholarship. Beginning with the 2017 award year, The American Legion expanded the scholarship to include children of VA-rated, post-9/11 veterans with a combined disability rating of 50 percent or higher. Our organization remains committed to honoring the memory and service of our fallen and disabled comrades by ensuring their children are afforded the best possible educational opportunities.

Financial Aid Offered

The total amount of Legacy Scholarship money to be awarded varies based on the amount of donations received each year and the total amount of income derived from interest on the trust each year. Fifty percent of each amount is made available for awards each year – beginning with the 2017 award year. Each award made is good for one year and may be up to $20,000. The amount of each award is determined by the financial need of that student as determined by fiscal information provided by the applicant during the application process. Depending on the amount of total money available for award, the number of applicants and the total need in a given year, all applicants might not receive an award. However, The American Legion will strive to offer as many awards as possible.

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