We Run - They Fly 2021

Sat July 24 - Sun July 25 Milwaukee, WI 53207 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
2300 E Nock Street
Milwaukee, WI US 53207

We Run – They Fly is back! 

Choose to run it virtually between June 24th & June 25th or in person on Sunday, June 25th.

Nonprofit Details

The We Run - They Fly run/walk is an event which benefits the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight of Southeastern Wisconsin. The 6th annual event will take place in person on Sunday July 25th 2021 and virtually throughout the summer.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, our donations to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight have totaled over $83,000! With your participation in our event you will be helping the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to continue to fly our WWII, Korean and Vietnam War Veterans on a one day, all expenses paid trip to Washington DC, to visit their memorials and experience a full day of honor and thanks. Most of our oldest heroes have never been thanked for their service to our nation many years ago, and they often say, that aside from their wedding day, their honor flight day is the best day of their lives. 

Registration Details

We have both in person and virtual race options available.  At this time we fully expect to have an in person event on Sunday July 25th! We are monitoring Covid-19 restrictions closely. In the event an in person run/walk cannot take place, we will again give participants the option to run/walk virtually, defer registration to next year, or simply donate the registration fees to our nonprofit. 


As a thank you, your race entry is free! Please be prepared to show military ID if requested.

Go Virtual

Not ready for in-person running? Go virtual!

How to run the race virtually:

  • Register for the virtual option.
  • Download the RaceJoy app.
  • Run the race between July 24th & 25th
  • The RaceJoy app will automatically upload your results.
  • You can find your bib number in your receipt. If you don't have your receipt, go to runsignup.com, select profile and select the Trailbreaker. You can resend your registration receipt.
  • Your packet will be mailed to you after the race.

T-shirts are unisex sizes. We cannot guarantee a race t-shirt for registrations after July 14st. We will do our best to accommodate for those registering after that date.


If you are not looking to participate but wish to donate, you may do so at the link above. Donations are also accepted at PO Box 100103 Cudahy, WI 53110

Volunteers Needed

Click the link at the top of the page to volunteer! We couldn't make this the biggest and best year yet without you!

schedule and packet pickup


You do not need to print it. We will need to scan the QR code on the receipt, though, so please have your email accessible on your mobile device or save a picture of your receipt with the QR code to your device’s image library.

The in-person race is on Sunday, July 25th.

Race Day
8:00am Packet pickup
9:00am Start


The race is chip timed by Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC with a chip start. Your time will start when you cross the start line and stops when you cross the finish line. 

How to wear your bib.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the We Run - They Fly 2021.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Social Distancing

Please review our approved social distancing plan prior to registering.


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