RACE DATE: September 23, 2017
REGISTRATION OPENS: April 1, 2017
REGISTRATION CLOSES: 9:30am Race Day
LOCATION: Davis, WV

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.


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.


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.
Tucker
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.
Preston
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.
Garrett
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.
Barbour
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
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"!
Tucker
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.
Tucker
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.
Tucker
Cruisin' CrittersCaptain Karen Linton
Cause: To provide spay/neuter vouchers to Tucker County residents for their companion animals.
Tucker
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.
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.
Barbour
Preston Community Fund RunnersCaptain David Moran
Cause: To encourage donations to and raise funds for the Tucker Community Foundation's Preston Community Fund.
Preston
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.
Tucker
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.
Tucker
Fresh CanvasCaptain Glenda Easton
Cause: Fresh Canvas supports the creative arts in Tucker County Schools.
Tucker
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.
Preston
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.
Barbour
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.
Tucker
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.
Randolph
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.
Tucker
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.
Tucker
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.
Preston
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.
Randolph
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.
Preston
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.
Tucker
Deerfield 74Captain Anne Cecilia Smith
Cause: Katherine Zabriskie Canaan Valley Fire Department Fund. Our family & friends enjoy weekends in the Canaan Valley area. We believe in supporting the local community. The Canaan Valley VFD provides services to residents & visitors.
Tucker
ArtSpringCaptain E-May
Cause: ArtSpring seeks to stimulate economic development and promote tourism in Tucker County by featuring its rich and varied arts at the core of community life.
Tucker
Rowdy ReadersCaptain Sharon Mallow
Cause: Rowdy Readers are raising funds for Russell Memorial Public Library. Our goal is to continue providing excellent service to our community.
Randolph
New Historic ThomasCaptain Emily Wilson-Hauger
Cause: New Historic Thomas is a community nonprofit dedicated to the revitalization of the City of Thomas. NHT provides resources and capacity toward beautification, city planning, downtown redevelopment, and trail work among other services. RFI funds will go directly to projects that will benefit Thomas as well as its residents and businesses.
Tucker
Warriors of Wisp TeamCaptain: Lisa Ratliff
Cause: We love skiing! That's why the Warriors of Wisp Team supports the Deep Creek Lake Lion's Club Blind Skier Program. This program hosts children from the Maryland School for the Blind each winter to teach them to ski which promotes confidence, fitness, and fun!
Garrett
Freedom MarchersCaptain: Richard D. Marsh
Cause: Belington American Legion Post 96 & Auxiliary Unit Programs for Boys & Girls state, scouts, patriotic education in classrooms, sponsor of youth sports & programs. memorial Day & flags at cemetery, Veterans Day parade. Wreaths across America, care packages to deployed troops, Four Chaplain Service, sponsor Gold Star Mothers of WV & more.
Barbour
Timberline Ski PatrolCaptain: Steve Cvechko
Cause: Support the Randy Poole Memorial Fund to provide funding for emergency medical training for Tucker County in honor of Randy Poole.
Tucker
Andy's RunCaptain: Karen Evans
Cause: To support the Andy W. Evans Art Fund to benefit local schools in art.
Tucker
Friends of the CheatCaptain: Amanda Pitzer
Cause: Friends of the Cheat (FOC) is a grassroots watershed group working to "restore, preserve, and promote the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River watershed." FOC cleans up acid mine drainage pollution, monitors stream health, develops regional rail-trails and public river accesses, and educates and advocates for a healthy environment. Contact Amanda Pitzer: (304)329-3621
Preston
Cortland ChallengersCaptain: Teresa Lycliter
Cause: Monies raised by our team benefits the residents of Cortland Acres.
Tucker
ArtsBank Art EducatorsCaptain: Kadra Casseday
Cause: A non-profit residency program formed in 1992 by parents, teachers, administrators, and volunteers to expand and enrich the arts experiences in our public schools to cultivate artistically literate citizens. Professional artists direct projects in collaboration with classroom teachers and art teachers.
Randolph
Preston County Humane SocietyCaptain: Ginger Larew
Cause: We run to save lives! All Run For It proceeds are directed to our Spay/Neuter Assistance and Community Cats programs, helping Preston County families and saving lives by reducing the number of homeless and unwanted pets. We welcome team members and sponsors for our cause.
Preston
Riverfront RamblersCaptain: Caleb Johnson
Cause: To help the Davis Riverfront Park with upkeep and new editions to the park. We wold like to have a stage for bands and a bathroom for everyone to enjoy.
Tucker
NOTSERP Track ClubCaptain: Hilary Bright
Cause: NOTSERP is a community running group that works with PCPaRC to promote exercising and running within the community. The goal of the group is to increase interest in running and healthy living while also providing opportunities and resources for student athletes to excel in athletic competitions.
Preston
Running for RotaryCaptain: Bonnie Branciaroli
Cause: To build wellness awareness and the importance of community volunteerism. Proceeds to help support a "Wellness Scholarship Program" at the Elkins/Randolph County YMCA to be made available to children and families not able to afford YMCA membership and who donate hours to community projects
Randolph
Barbour County Team HealthCaptain: Dana Gould
Cause: To increase health and wellness opportunities for the residents of Barbour County but becoming proactive in education, promotion, and expansion of physical activity events in the area, such as working on expansion of walking and biking trails.
Barbour
Billie G. ArmstrongCaptain: Kathy Kotten
Cause: Supporting Pregnant Women in Crisis, a place where women find friendship comfort, hope, and support. Baby Care Program provides mothers with maternity clothing, car seats, crib beds, and other baby needs.
Tucker
DTEMS-PTOCaptain: Cynthia Shaffer
Cause: DTEMS-PTO is now in phase 2 of our gym restoration project. With the help of RFI and other fundraising efforts, we were able to install a new gym floor this summer. We are now raising funds for new bleachers since the old ones were a safety hazard and could not be put back in the gym. This is very exciting for DTEMS!
Tucker
Mountain Arts District (MAD)Captain: Josie Cuda
Cause: MAD works with artists and art supporters to strengthen the local economy and to develop an infrastructure for networking and for promoting artists and venues as well as an arts events calendar on their website: www.madwv.com. It also promotes public art and educational opportunities for artist entrepreneurs.
Randolph
New VisionariesCaptain: Stephen Iwunor
Cause: We offer a completely New Vision for strengthening community relationships and involvement, through innovative, sustainable, and renewable energy solutions, coupled with youth mentoring initiatives focus on the development of life skills, personal gifts, and community enrichment.
Barbour

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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