Events

 

OUR MAJOR EVENTS (ONSITE & OFFSITE)

The following events are a wonderful part of the Clear Path for Veterans experience.

They are a great place for Veterans and non-Veterans alike to connect, have fun and help us raise funds for our many valuable programs and services.

Mega Murph - May 26, 2018

Mega Murph at Clear Path for Veterans is an outdoor competition where athletes participate in the hero WOD Murph: a 1-mile run, 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats and a 1-mile run. This is a day for athletes and the community to come together to honor the memory of U.S. Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy and to recognize all Veterans who serve our country.

We welcome athletes of all ability levels to participate to the level of their choosing. This is a family-friendly event that welcomes spectators to watch and cheer all who are competing.

For full details, click here.

 

Red, White & Blue BBQ - June 16, 2018

The Red, White & Blue Barbecue is a down-home country hoedown that supports our programs and services. Our culinary team will be preparing a delicious meal featuring unique dishes and sides, festive desserts, plus a variety of bourbon, wine and craft beer selections. The evening includes regionally- or nationally-acclaimed musicians, plus a avariety of other events. Come out to Clear Path for lively night of fun and festivities.

If you would like to provide an opportunity to a Veteran to attend the event at no charge, you are welcome to purchase a "Sponsor a Veteran" ticket.

The purpose behind the Red, White & Blue Barbecue is two-fold. First, we want to showcase the work being done at Clear Path for Veterans, and second, we want you to have a great time for a worthy cause.

During his tenure as Syracuse University’s head football coach, Doug Marrone and his wife, Helen, saw the great work being done at Clear Path for Veterans and wanted to be a part of an organization that was truly giving back to our CNY Veterans. Doug and Helen suggested that we hold a barbecue to raise money to fund our programs and services. That is how this event found its roots.

For full details, click here.

 

Tour de Clear Path - July 8, 2018

The Tour de Clear Path is a community ride featuring three distance options: 50 miles, 25 miles and a Fun Ride. Registration for adults is $75 in person on the day of the event is (regardless of mileage chosen); registration for children age 10 and under is $10 per child participant regardless of mileage chosen. The 50-mile ride will begin at 8 a.m.; the 25-mile ride takes off at 8:30 a.m.; the Fun Ride departs at 9 a.m.

Your registration includes barbecue lunch, snack station at the halfway point and more.

For full details, click here.

 

Clear Path Warrior Classic Golf Tournament - Aug 20, 2018

Our inaugural Warrior Classic will be held at the Shenendoah Golf Club at Turning Stone. Be among the first to experience Turning Stone's new Shenendoah Golf Course. After a nearly year-long redesign, the course has officially reopened with seven new holes. Shenendoah offers 18 holes of PGA-level golf in a spectacular natural setting. Your registration ($250 per golfer / $950 per foursome) includes a round of golf, cart rental, goody bag, continental breakfast and lunch, plus awards in multiple categories. Click here for full details and to register.

 

Ride for Clear Path - Sept. 30, 2018

In 2013, Clear Path for Veterans hosted its first organized motorcycle ride. This ride was dedicated to Veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice. More than 100 motorcycles arrived at 1223 Salt Springs Road and rode on a spectacularly scenic hour-long trip through Madison County. Upon return of bikes, we serve a delicious barbecue lunch.

Self-guided tours, music, and raffles are some of the featured activities. This event provides our guests, many of whom are Veterans, the opportunity to learn about our programs and services.

The ride continues to grow each year, with more than 150 motorcycles in 2014 and 250 motorcycles in 2015. Our expected yearly attendance for the event is over 400 people. The menu consists of barbecue chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, assorted side dishes and dessert.

We will have music, raffles and refreshments. Your registration fee includes coffee and snacks before the ride and a savory BBQ lunch after the ride. The ride will begin and end at Clear Path for Veterans. We will update this page with full details in the coming months.

 

 

RECURRING EVENTS

In any community, it’s nice to have familiar places, faces and events.  Our recurring events are fantastic for relaxation, wellness and camaraderie. 

Weekly Canteen

Our Wednesday Canteen is modeled after the North Platte, Nebraska canteen. This canteen ended up feeding and providing a place of comfort to all the men headed across country to fight in World War II. Each week, our culinary team volunteers are led by U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Chef Christopher Griffin in preparing a free lunch open to all active duty and Veteran men, women and their immediate families.

This nutritious lunch is served in a welcoming environment to men and women of all service eras. Canteen is an opportunity for us to engage the local community. We love to work with families to establish mutually beneficial relationships.

Supporting our local farmers is crucial to a healthy community. We are always open to new partnerships. While every Canteen is a way for us to honor service men and women of all eras, we like to offer the opportunity to host Memorial Canteens. We will prepare his or her favorite meal, feature pictures and a pamphlet telling their life story and dedicate words to their memory. This is a way to honor a fallen friend or family member within the local military community.

 

Sunday Brunch

What better way to meet and talk with your fellow Veterans than over a delicious brunch? Grab a cup of coffee, eat a wholesome meal and enjoy the company of your brethren. Join us for our annual Mother's Day brunch. Other brunches are scheduled periodically throughout the year. View our calendar for upcoming dates.