In fifth gear and at full throttle, Kia is headed cross-country in support of the Run For The Wall motorcycle ride. Started in 1989, Run For the Wall is a cross-country ride to raise awareness and support healing for all veterans and their families and also to raise awareness for all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action. Kia will be providing it’s new 2015 Sedona minivans to transport those who are unable to ride and to transport supplies.
“Kia is grateful to the brave men and women who have elected to serve our country, and the Run For The Wall is an annual event that honors their sacrifice. By supplying Kia Sedona minivans as support vehicles on all three routes and financial support for the ride, we hope to further the organization’s mission of healing,” says Tim Chaney, vice president of marketing communications at KMA.
The 10-day ride starts on Wednesday, May 13th in Ontario, Canada and ends at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. During the cross-country journey, riders will visit veterans’ hospitals, schools, and memorials.
Vietnam veterans started the ride to give all veterans a welcome home and to help start the healing process. Riders will receive support from the different communities that they stop in along the way. The Kia Sedona will be there to carry anything extra, including wreaths for the Memorials and well as items donated by children along the route to be left at The Wall.
“Kia’s support of Run For The Wall is instrumental in helping our riders make what, for many, is an emotional trek across the country. We are grateful that companies such as Kia have joined us for the journey,” says Ken Hargrove who is the President of Run For The Wall.
The new Sedona is more than ready to hit the road as support of veterans, families, and friends. Inside it offers all the amenities of a top end minivan including the option of getting lounge second row seating that can be adjusted for legroom and has adjustable leg rests. It also offers drivers the choice between a seven and eight seating arrangement. As a minivan, it also comes with plenty of cargo room.
The exterior has has a wide stance design, LED headlamps, and 19-inch alloy wheels. To match the performance focused design, it also handles well with a new chassis and a new Lambda Gasoline Direct Injection 3.3-liter V6 engine that brings 276 horses. It carries a NHTSA five-star safety rating.