We are excited to announce our 17th Annual Navajo Hopi Honor Run, dates are May 23-26, 2019

The route normally begins in Window Rock to Flagstaff, Tuba City, Gap, Page, Kayenta into four corners, Farmington, and concludes at Window Rock Veterans Memorial Park with a Round Up Reception. Route details will be finalized in the New Year.

Safety meeting and pre-registration will be on May 22nd at 6:00pm,  Quality Inn, Window Rock, Az. The annual honor run tshirts and patches will be available to purchase during registration.


Special thanks to our 16th Annual Navajo Hopi Honor Run Sponsors!

High Desert Cycles
Navajo Transitional Energy Company
Northern Edge Casino
Office of the President & Vice President
Navajo Nation office of the president and vice president
23rd Navajo Nation Council
23rd Navajo Nation Council
Mountain Ute Tribe
Mountain Ute Tribe

The Navajo Hopi Honor Riders Annual Run first took place in 2003 to honor Spec. Lori Piestewa, the first female Native American to be killed in combat. Since then often referred to as the “Ride For Lori”, the annual run has added at least 15 more Navajo Gold Star families that have lost a loved one in the U.S. involved military conflicts.

In May of every year, the Navajo Hopi Honor Riders host a four-day ride, covering more than 800 miles, with dozens of Blue and Gold Star families of Native military personnel who were either killed in combat or who are overseas in dangerous wars and witnessed by thousands of community members during this unforgettable event. Many heartfelt receptions and ceremonies honoring the families and individuals are planned.  Typically, more than 300 motorcycle riders, many of them Veterans themselves, participate in this annual ride to honor our military personnel, and is the signature event of NHHR.

Lodging during the Annual Run 2018

Here are the host hotels during the four day run, each rider is responsible for cost of lodging and reservations.
*5/17/18 – airbnb.com seems to have some availability $39 and up in Flagstaff, Az*
*5/18/18 – discount rate Monument Valley Inn $123.17, reservation by 5/14/18.
*5/19/18 – discount rate at Ute Casino $69.95+tax, reservation by 5/01/18.
*5/20/18 – discount rate at Comfort Inn & Suites, 3940 E. Hwy 66, Gallup, Nm 79+tax, reserve now. 623-207-7422

Drug Free

Safety is the most important factor during the run, impaired riding will not be tolerated. If you are impaired, you will be asked to ‘not ride’ for that day or the duration of the Annual Run. Get plenty of rest during the ride. Water will be provided and some locations will provide food but not guaranteed, so bring your own snacks.

Route for 16th Annual Navajo Hopi Honor Run

Route Flyer

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16th Annual Navajo Hopi Honor Run route details
16th Annual Navajo Hopi Honor Run route details
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Wednesday May 16th, 2018
Pre-registration & Safety Meeting at 6:00pm at Quality Inn, Window Rock, Az.

Thursday May 17th, 2018
Staging: 6:00 am IHS Complex (St. Michaels, AZ)
Moment of Silence for Sgt.Leonard Reeder Sr., U.S Army Vietnam Veteran 
Roll Out: 7:30 am
Staging: 8:30 am Gold Star Memorial Park (Beshbitoh, AZ)
Army PFC. Harry N. Shondee,
USMC LCPL Kevin B. Joyce, P.F.C Walter Pete Nelson, WWII South Pacific 

Roll Out: 10:30 am
Fuel Stop: 11:00 am (Keams Canyon, AZ)
Roll Out: 11:30 am
Staging: 12:00 pm Hopi Veterans Memorial Center (Kykotsmovi, AZ)
Roll Out: 1:30 pm
Staging: 2:30 pm Gonzales Turn Off (Birdsprings, AZ)
Moment of Silence for Army SGT. Christopher Gonzales
Roll Out 3:00 pm
Fuel Stop: 3:30 pm (Leupp, AZ)
Roll Out: 4:00 pm
Final Arrival: 5:00 pm Piestewa Residence (Flagstaff, AZ)
Army PFC. Lori Piestewa
*airbnb.com seems to have some availability $39 and up in Flagstaff, Az*
FridayMay 18th, 2018
Staging: 6:00 am Piestewa Residence (Flagstaff, AZ)
Roll out: 7:30 am
Staging: 9:00 am Western Agency Veterans Center (Tuba City, AZ)
Army SPC. Christopher J. Moon,
Army PFC. Lori Piestewa
Roll Out: 11:00 am
Staging: 11:30am Bodaway Gap Chapter House (30min)
Roll Out: 12:00pm
Staging: 1:00 pm Page City Park (Page, AZ)
USMC LCPL. Quinn A. Keith
Roll Out: 3:00 pm
Final Arrival: 5:00 pm Kayenta Veterans Center (Kayenta, AZ)
USMC Staff SGT. Jonathan D. Davis,
USMC CPL. Shannon Lee,
USMC Vaughn McFarland
*discount rate Monument Valley Inn $123.17, reservation by 5/14/18.
SaturdayMay 19th, 2018
Staging: 6:00 am Kayenta Veterans Center (Kayenta, AZ)
Roll Out: 7:30 am
Staging: 8:30 am Mexican Water Chapter House (Bluff, UT)
USMC SGT. Wayne H. Elwood Tsosie,
USMC LCPL Quinn A. Keith
Roll Out: 10:30 am
Staging: 11:30 am Beclabito Chapter House (Beclabito, AZ)
Army SGT. Troy Tom
Roll Out: 2:00 pm
Final Arrival: 3:30 pm Towaoc Veterans Memorial (Towaoc, CO)
*discount rate at Ute Casino $69.95+tax, reservation by 5/01/18.
SundayMay 20th, 2018
Staging: 6:00 am Ute Mountain Ute Casino (Towaoc, CO)
Roll Out: 7:30 am
Staging: 8:30 am Northern Edge Casino (Farmington, NM)
Army CPL. Lyle J. Cambridge,
Army SGT. Clifton J. Yazzie,
Army SGT. Marshall A. Westbrook,
Army SGT. 1st Class James E. Thode
Army SGT Lee Duane Todacheene
USMC LCPL Alejandro J. Yazzie
Roll Out: 10:45 am
Staging: 12:15pm Crownpoint
Giant Gas Station (Crownpoint, NM)
Roll Out: 1:00pm
Staging: 1:30 pm Pinedale Chapter House (Pinedale, NM)
USMC PFC Emerson Martin
Rollout: 2:30 pm
Staging: 3:30 PM Arrive in Window Rock Veteran’s Memorial Park
3:30pm-5:30pm Conclusion of the 16th NHHR Annual Run (Window Rock,AZ)
Round Up Reception at Window Rock Veteran’s Memorial Park
Army PFC Clint Lamebear
USMC CPL Bernice K. Yazzie
USMC CPL Olin K. Simeona
ROUND UP RECEPTION at Window Rock Veteran’s Memorial Park on May 20, 2018, Sunday at 3:30pmVolunteers are welcome to help prepare for the reception. Contact NHHR if you would like to help on this day and we will have a task ready for you. In the past, we have had local organizations help, we welcome everyone for this celebration for our veterans.
*5/20/18 – discount rate at Comfort Inn & Suites, 3940 E. Hwy 66, Gallup, Nm 79+tax, reserve now. 623-207-7422

16th Annual Navajo Hopi Honor Riders route map
16th Annual Navajo Hopi Honor Riders route map


ADDITIONAL SPONSORS WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK:

 

Navajo AML UMTRA Oklahoma Native Art & Jewelry Toyota Findlay
Running Strong Foundation State Farm IHS St. Michael’s
Goldtooth Ranch (Tuba City)