Bull Run III
BULL RUN III JULY 23, 2022
This year, CVMA® 27-2 changed up the route once again to bring returning attendees and first-time participants a brand-new route to enjoy Virginia's historic scenery. We thank everyone who attended and contributed to Willing Warrior Retreat at Bull Run. It was a huge success!
We also thank our "home base" this year, Barley Naked Brewing Co. of Stafford, VA. Owned by Missy and Barry Boyd, Retired Veteran // U.S. Coast Guard -- who generously arranged for proceeds throughout the entire day to be donated back to the Bull Run III fundraiser. Whether you came out for the ride or just to support as a patron, we thank you and look forward to seeing you all again at Bull Run III - 2023.
THE "BULL RUN " CHAPTER:
The first major battle of the American Civil War was the First Battle of Bull Run; the Second Battle of Bull Run occurred just a year later. These battles, fought in Northern Virginia, were amongst some of the deadliest battles of the Civil War. As an homage to the Battles of Bull Run, CVMA® 27-2 is nicknamed the Bull Run Chapter and our primary benefit ride is called Bull Run III to represent “the other Civil War,” the battle within.
CVMA® 27-2’s Designee Logo consists of a spade outlined in black with an inner yellow outline and a front facing red skull within the spade. The number 27 appears on the left on the spade and the number 2 on the right. The logo itself represents a prison for the demons that have haunted warriors for all millennia and our Chapter’s dedication to fighting the battle within for our Veteran brothers and sisters.
Since 2011, CVMA® 27-2 has supported efforts to help wounded veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The chapter has partnered with charity organizations across the commonwealth in hopes of making significant improvements in the lives of Virginia’s veterans and their families who have been touched by stress-related injuries or TBI.
Our annual benefit ride, Bull Run III, directly supports the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run, which is the flagship program of Willing Warriors. This retreat provides cost-free stays and programs that positively impact wounded, ill, and injured service members, disabled veterans, and their families. Their programs include more than 40+ educational and recreational activities; including seminars that address the issues of dealing with PTS and TBI. The intended outcome of these retreat stays is that the warrior, and their family members return to the routine of rebuilding their lives feeling refreshed and inspired.
We look forward to continuing to support our veterans here in Virginia now and into the future. The ride for Bull Run III is about making a difference for our veterans and their families who fight (PTS/TBI) every day of their lives.
All event proceeds go directly towards supporting the Willing Warriors program, a 501 (c)(3) organization that is funded by private donations and sponsorship, with no cost to the service member or family.