RACE DATE: September 23, 2017

RUN FOR IT is a 2k (1.2M) walk and USATF- certified 5k (3.1M) race around the scenic mountain town of Davis, WV during Leaf Peepers Festival. Raise funds and awareness for community organizations, projects, nonprofit agencies, educational activities, and charities located within the Foundation’s service area (see map below). Speed is not required to win.

At its heart, RUN FOR IT has two goals:
1. To encourage participation in a healthy activity (running & walking).
2. To leverage funds for area causes.

Entry fee proceeds, team sponsor support, and cash awards benefit the racer's favorite:
Non-profit organization
Youth group
Civic organization
Public Library
Community improvement project
School project or educational trip
School & community based athletic group
Existing or new TCF
Endowed Fund and other charitable causes

Prior Years Race Results

2017 Award Categories

2017 Run For It Teams and Team Descriptions
Team Registration Open April 1 through July 1.

Team NameCaptain & CauseCounty
Tucker County Animal ShelterCaptain Kim Falls
Cause: To fund projects to increase awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering your animals, and continue to help improve the facilities of our NO-KILL animal shelter that provides a warm and loving environment for unwanted and abandoned pets while trying to find them permanent homes.
After School ExplorersCaptain Susie Huggins & Heather Miller
Cause: The After School Explorers mission is to increase academic success. ASE provides opportunities such as after school programming, community computer and library access, and Little Learners. ASE teams with a variety of organizations to offer Energy Express, Zero Robotics, and other out of school enrichments.
Kalie's CrewCaptain Kim DeGiovanni
Cause: The Kalie Hostutler Ashby Academic Achievement Fund honors the memory of Kalie and her belief in the possibilities that higher education brings to today's young people. through this fund, we hope to encourage and inspire Garrett College students to pursue the highest level of academic success, just as Kalie did.
Belington Public Library BookaneersCaptain Tammy Smith
Cause: BPL's mission is to be an informational center for our community, providing materials and opportunities to educate, enlighten, and entertain. We are using this opportunity to fundraise the needed matching funds for our West Virginia Grants-In-Aid.
Heart of the Highlands Trail SystemCaptains Julie Dzaack & Dan Lehmann
Cause: Heart of the Highlands Trail System is a nonprofit working closely with Tucker County public lands, private landowners, and community stakeholders to create an outstanding trail system. HoH believes a well designed and maintained system of trails will attract visitors and contribute to the economic development of Tucker County.
Tucker County Young LifeCaptain Chopper Evans
Cause: Raise money to help teens attend Young Life fall weekend and summer camp. So teens can have "the best week of their life"!
WV Gold Star MothersCaptain Joel Hannah
Cause: WV Gold Star Mothers is a department of American Gold Star Mothers. We are a non profit service organization. Our top goal is to assist veterans. Currently we are supporting the memorial tree planting and upkeep at Canaan Valley State Park. We help homeless veterans as well as those currently deployed.
Challenged Athletes of WVCaptain David Begg
Cause: Challenged Athletes of WV provides adaptive sports and recreation opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Programs include adaptive ski school operations in Pocahontas and Tucker Counties, summer activities, and annual multi-sports camps for wounded veterans and their families. Challenged Athletes of WV is a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a Paralympic Sport Club
Pocahontas, Tucker, Regional
CVVFD Team Auxiliary PowerCaptain Diane Beall
Cause: Support for the Canaan Valley Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.
Cruisin' CrittersCaptain Karen Linton
Cause: To provide spay/neuter vouchers to Tucker County residents for their companion animals.
Literacy Volunteers of Randolph CountyCaptain Akiko Endo
Cause: Literacy volunteers of Randolph County promotes literacy in Randolph County. Through volunteer teaching programs to individuals wishing to improve literacy. We provide tutoring in basic reading to adult students and in English as a Second Language to non-native English speakers in Randolph.
Philippi Public Library BookwormsCaptain Judy Larry
Cause: The Philippi Public Library Bookworms are raising funds, support, and awareness for the library to match our WV Grant-in-Aid, meet operational expenses, provide quality materials, programs, classes, and services, and maintain an aging facility.
Preston Community Fund RunnersCaptain David Moran
Cause: To encourage donations to and raise funds for the Tucker Community Foundation's Preston Community Fund.
Mountain Laurel Learning CooperativeCaptain Jocelyn Gaujot
Cause: Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative inspires children to become creative, life-long scholars and engaged, compassionate citizens in their community.
Team HannahCaptain The Friend Family
Cause: Team Hannah was created in memory of Hannah Friend to support the youth of Tucker County by sharing the message of Christ's love. Today the fund sponsors community children with church camp scholarships, youth trips, and weekly youth activities. Team Hannah thanks you for giving children in the community the opportunity to learn about God through this outreach at Community Bible Church.
Fresh CanvasCaptain Glenda Easton
Cause: Fresh Canvas supports the creative arts in Tucker County Schools.
Aurora Mountain Lions ClubCaptain Jo-Ann Helton
Cause: To provide assistance and glasses to those in need. We also help our local school, Aurora, any way they need.
Kasson EaglesCaptain Tracy Knotts
Cause: Kasson School, in partnership with parents and the community, will strive to meet the needs of all students with programs consisting of the highest standards of educational excellence in the least restrictive environment.
PRO ON TRACCaptain Bonnie Swyter
Cause: Revitalizing downtown Parsons. Working on two buildings currently. Also providing events and activities for the community, including Celebrate Parsons, Bike & Hike, Harvest Celebration, and Christmas House Tours.
Team PioneerCaptains Genevieve Brosky & Marlena Chestnut
Cause: Team Pioneer is raising money to maintain and enhance the services of Pioneer Memorial Public Library. We hope to support PMPL's mission to "engage, empower, educate, and entertain by providing access to information." PMPL serves the residents of Harman, its surrounding communities, and as the library for the Harman School.
WV Mountain MinistriesCaptain Brad Spencer
Cause: West Virginia Mountain Ministries is an outreach ministry that utilizes our God-given location in Canaan Valley to find unique ways to share Jesus. We reach out to residents and visitors in Tucker County through ski-in worship services, sportsman suppers, resort ministries, wilderness survival training classes, etc.
Mountaintop ReadersCaptain Ivonne Martinez
Cause: Public libraries ensure that education, knowledge, and technology are available to everyone, and in our small rural community the library is a lifeline for many! The proposed defunding of the Institute of Museum and Library Services at the federal level will have a profound impact on all libraries in WV, especially our own Mountaintop Public Library. While we are striving toward construction of a new library building, it is also very important to keep our current library operations at the highest level possible. The proceeds from the 2017 Run For It will be used for the purchase of books, programming, supplies, and technology (40%), as well as contributing towards the Mountaintop Public Library New Building Match Fund (60%). The continued support of our community is greatly appreciated.
Kingwood Elementary School StagsCaptain Jill Zeigler
Cause: We are seeking creative ways to support our School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Plan. Funds will be used to purchase supplies and rewards as we promote the STAG STOMP: Show Respect, Take Responsibility, Overcome Your Problems, Motivate to Learn, and Prepare for Success.
Cub Scouts - Pack 88Captain Charlie Friddle
Cause: It is the mission fo the Cub Scouts to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential. These values are based on the Scout Oath & Law.
Aurora Historical SocietyCaptain Jeanette Adams
Cause: Our obligation to the Aurora Community is to preserve & display historical items whether it is genealogy, old deeds, civil war items, historical letters, photos, school items, plus many items that have been used by past generations and entrusted to us to preserve for future generations.
Five Rivers Public LibraryCaptain Dorothy Carr
Cause: To increase, strengthen, and build our current programs, includes Summer Reading, Pre-School Storytime Class, Book Club Discussion Group, Summer Movie Days, Movie Nights, and Musical Programs.

Make team sponsor donations through the mail, in person, on RaceRoster, or use the DONATION link below to donate through PayPal.
Make sure to note which team(s) you intend to sponsor.

TCF Service Area

TCF Service Area

Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Pocahontas, Preston, Randolph, Tucker County in West Virginia
Garrett County, Maryland


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