RACE DATE: September 29, 2018
REGISTER ONLINE: Raceroster.com/16461

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. The event raises 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

2018 Award Categories

2018 Run For It Team Registration is OPEN! Teams must register by July 1

2018 Run For It Teams and Team Descriptions

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
After School ExplorersCaptain: Susie Huggins
Cause: To help provide quality after-school programming.
Tucker County Animal ShelterCaptain: Kim Falls
Cause: To improve the facilities of our "NO KILL" animal shelter that provides a warm and loving environment for abandoned and unwanted pets while trying to find them permanent homes, as well as finding projects to increase awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering your pets.
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!
DHS Foundation Guardian AngelsCaptain: Mike Bell
Cause: The Davis Health System Foundation Guardian Angel Fund provides financial assistance for medically necessary items and services that contribute to the health, wellness, and quality of life of the individual. Programs include Chronic Care management, Orthopedic Nutritional Counseling, and a Free Mammogram Program at Davis Medical Center and Broaddus Hospital.
Primary: Randolph
Other: Tucker, Barbour, Upshur, Pocahontas, and Webster
Canaan Valley Ski PatrolCaptain: Ray LaMora
Cause: CVSP offers training over the summer, a refresher in the fall, and on the hill training all winter to ensure our skills are adequate to assist skiers on the hill. We provide first aid to injured skiers at Canaan Valley, assist other resorts if needed, and provide care when needed off the mountain.
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.
Mountaintop ReadersCaptain: Ivonne Martinez
Cause: Public libraries ensure that education, knowledge and technology are available to everyone and, in our small rural commuity, the library is a lifeline for many! The proceeds from the 2018 Run For It will be used for the purchase of books, programming, supplies and technology (75%) as well as contributing towards the Mountaintop Public Library New Building Match Fund (25%).
Kalie's Crew Captain: 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.
Grant County 4-HCaptain: Alexandra Coffman
Cause: Grant County 4-H provides many extra-curricular activities for over 200 youth members. 4-Hers participant in club meetings, community service, and educational activities. 4-Hers complete yearly animal and educational projects to show at the Tri-County Fair. Members participate in a wide-variety of activities from hiking to robotics while developing leadership skills.
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.
Primary: Preston
Other: Tucker
Doggy SodsCaptain: Sue Smith
Cause: Animal charity to provide a foster network and emergency resources for area pets including dogs and cats but also working with every animal.
Primary: Tucker
Other: Randolph, Preston, other adjoining counties
Heart of the HighlandsCaptain: 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.
Fresh CanvasCaptain: Glenda Easton
Cause: We support the creative arts in Tucker county Schools and the Garrett Easton Endowed Fund
Challenged Athletes of West VirginiaCaptain: David Begg
Cause: Challenged Athletes of West Virginia provides adaptive sports and recreation opportunities for children and adults with diabilities. Programs include adaptive ski school operations in Pocahontas and Tucker Counties, summer activities, and annual events serving veterans and others with disabilities.
Primary: Pocahontas
Other: Tucker and statewide
Rowlesburg RunnersCaptain: Kathleen W. Orescanin & Shirley Hartley
Cause: Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee, Inc. strives to revive and add where necessary to the economic, historic, cultural, artistic, and educational life of the community of Rowlesburg, West Virginia.
Preston Fund RunnersCaptain: David Moran
Cause: Raise funds for the Preston Community Fund, which has been endowed to benefit the citizens and communities of Preston County. The fund provides unrestricted grant awards to benefit students and charities of Preston County.

Team Boulder ParkCaptain: Chip Chase & Ben Hinkle
Cause: Funds will support the purchase and installation of the 3rd and final boulder for the public climbing park located in Davis.
Cruisin' CrittersCaptain: Karen Linton
Cause: The Mountaineer Humane Society offers spay/neuter vouchers for companion animals in Tucker County.
Petersburg Elementary PTOCaptain: Sara Treat
Cause: Our mission is to be the bridge between parents and teachers by helping to enhance educational opportunities and student achievements.
Literacy Volunteers of Randolph CountyCaptain: Akiko Endo
Cause: Literacy Volunteers of Randolph county promotes literacy in Randolph County, WV through volunteer teaching programs to individuals wishing to improve literacy. We provide free tutoring in basic reading to adults and in English as a Second Language to non-native English speakers in Randolph County and the adjoining counties.
Kump Education CenterCaptain: Matt Osborne
Cause: To utilize the historic Kump property for the promotion of student achievement and teacher excellence in central West Virginia through professional development, sustainability activities and studies, historic preservation, heritage education and cultural tourism.
Barbour County Team HealthCaptain: Dana Gould
Cause: To continually strive towards increasing health and wellness opportunities to the residents of Barbour County by being proactive in education, promotion, and expansion of physical activity events in the area, such as expansion of walking and biking trails in the county.
Cortland ChallengersCaptain: Teresa Lycliter
Cause: Monies raised by our team benefits the residents of Cortland Acres.
Pocahontas County Senior CitizensCaptain: Sally Lovelace
Cause: To promote health, dignity, well being, and independence to Senior Citizens. To provide services such as meals on wheels, congregate meals, transportation, in-home services, activities and socialization to Senior Citizens.
The Aurora ProjectCaptain: Alice Fleischman
Cause: We are a small, but mighty, Preston County based arts organization that sponsors visual arts, writing and craft workshops, and is currently renovating a group of buildings in Aurora, WV for future use as artist residencies.
Primary: Preston
Other: Statewide
Elkins BookhoundsCaptain: Laura Hill
Cause: Raising funds for the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library to provide new technology, educational programs and classes, services, and materials that can't be purchased through the library's operating budget.
ArtSpringCaptain: Elaine George
Cause: ArtSpring is a steward of Tucker County arts. We support learning, emerging and established artists across the spectrum of contemporary and traditional arts. We offer support to artists, promote Tucker County as an arts destination, act as a gateway to the arts of Tucker County and facilitate the engagement between the creative community and the public.
Team PioneerCaptain: 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 the library for the Harman School.
Primary: Randolph
Other: Tucker & Pendleton
CVVFD Auxiliary PowerCaptain: Diane Beall
Cause: Support for the Canaan Valley Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary
Freedom MarchersCaptain: Richard D. Marsh
Cause: Belington American Legion Post 96 & Auxiliary Programs for Boy & Girls State, Patriotic education in schools, sponsor of youth sports & programs, Memorial Day service & flags at Cemetery, Veterans Day parade, Wreath's Across America, Care packages to deployed troops, Four Chaplain Service at churches, sponsor of WV Gold Star Mothers & more
West Virginia Mountain MinistriesCaptain: Brad Spencer
Cause: WVMM is an outreach ministry that has a primary focus on the resort and tourism opportunities in Tucker County. We incorporate the outdoors and local events in our sharing of the Love of God.
Andy's RunCaptain: Karen Evans
Cause: To benefit students in Tucker County schools who are pursuing a career in Art.
Davis Riverfront RamblersCaptain: Douglas K. Martin
Cause: To provide, operate, maintain, and improve safe and functional facilities that can be used for multiple recreational purposes for all ages of the community and visitors.
Mountain Laurel Learning CooperativeCaptain: Jocelyn Gaujot
Cause: Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative inspires children to become creative, life-long scholars & engaged, compassionate citizens in their community.

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 counties in West Virginia
Garrett County, Maryland


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