Racers and teams can compete for multiple awards!

Cash awards are distributed to the winner’s cause.

In addition to cash awards, USATF medallions are awarded to the 5k top 3 M/F overall, and by age category.
Medallions are also awarded to the oldest and youngest participants.

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Award amounts are subject to increase as more race sponsor pledges are received.

Team Registration is closed
Team Registration Closes: July 1, 2016
TCF Directors' General TeamTCF Directors' General Team proceeds support operations of Tucker Community Foundation and provides additional unrestricted funding for grant and scholarship awards.
Mountaintop ReadersTeam Captain - Ivonne Martinez: Libraries ensure that knowledge and technology are available to everyone and in our small rural community, it is a life line for many! Proceeds will go towards library operations (30%), i.e. books, programming, supplies, and technology and to the Mountaintop Public Library New Building Match Fund (70%).
Belington Public Library BookaneersTeam Captain - Tammy Smith: Belington Public Library's primary cause is to provide our community with materials, resources, and opportunities that inform, educate, enlighten, and entertain. In order to achieve these goals, the library must meet our WV Grants In Aid. The Run For It helps us meet the requirement to receive our annual funding.
Mountain Laurel Learning CooperativeTeam Captain- Jocelyn Gaujot: Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative inspires children to become creative, life-long scholars and engaged, compassionate citizens in their community.
Fresh CanvasTeam Captain - Glenda Easton: Fresh Canvas supports the Garrett Easton Endowed Fund which supports the arts in the Tucker County Public Schools.
Pocahontas County Senior CitizensTeam Captain - Anna McCarty: The mission of PCSC, Inc is to alleviate senior hunger and social isolation and promote life, health, honor, and dignity for the aging and disabled in Pocahontas County. We provide community focal points and reach out to the homebound through meals on wheels and in-home services.
Canaan Valley Ski PatrolTeam Captain - Ray LaMora: Assist with on the hill and off the hill first aid around Canaan Valley Resort. Maintain ski area safety and transport off the mountain if necessary.
Kingwood Elementary School StagsTeam Captain - Jill E. Zeigler: Kingwood Stags are seeking alternative strategies to make our students academically and socially successful. This will include programs such as gardening and outdoor education, robotics and coding, personal development, leadership, and anti-bullying programs. We will also include relevant field trips to apply our skills in the real world.
After School Explorers - Preston CountyTeam Captain - Susie Huggins & Shawn Britton: After School Explorers provides after school programming to 8 schools serving 400 children. Services include homework help, healthy snack, computer time, physical activity, enrichments and presentations. ASE offers Little Learners, story hour and computer night. ASE participates in RUN FOR IT! to continue building the endowment to support after school programs in Preston County.
Alpine Heritage Preservation/ArtspringTeam Captain - Elaine George: Alpine Heritage Preservation is dedicated to the restoration of Cottrill's Opera House as a community cultural hub with a 366 seat theater for hosting live performance, film, and simulcast events. As AHP works to secure capital funds for the restoration, we host cultural and educational arts and entertainment opportunities throughout the year. ArtSpring is a committee of AHP and operates year-round in Tucker County to connect artists, businesses and communities. Our major activity, though, is ArtSpring Weekend – A Tour of Tucker County Arts. Growing each year, ArtSpring 2015 included over 50 events enjoyed by approximately 2000 participants – good for the arts, good for business and good for Tucker County.
Friends of the CheatTeam Captain - Amanda Pitzer: 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
Cruisin' CrittersTeam Captain - Karen Linton: The Cruisin' Critters is the Mountaineer Humane Society's team. All monies will be used for spay and neuter vouchers for companion animals of Tucker County.
Challenged Athletes of WVTeam Captain - David Begg: Challenged Athletes of West Virginia provides sports and recreation opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Programs include adaptive ski school operations in Pocahontas and Tucker County, volunteer opportunities, summer activities, and annual winter and summer multi sports camps for wounded veterans and their families. Challenged Athletes of WV is a Paralympic Sports Club and a chapter of Disabled Sports USA.
Philippi Public Library BookwormsTeam Captain Judy Buckner Larry: The Philippi Public Library Bookworms team is raising funds, support and awareness for the library in order to match our WV Grant-in-Aid, meet operational expenses, update library services and programs and maintain an aging facility.
DTEMS-PTOTeam Captain - Cynthia Shaffer: The Davis Thomas Elementary Middle School Parent Teacher Organization is currently working on raising money for a gymnasium restoration fund that will replace 30 year old bleachers and flooring in the gym. Safety is a primary focus for this project.
Team Boulder ParkTeam Captain - Adam Chase: Raising support for the third and final boulder. The public climbing park located behind the Davis Ball Field is a collaborative community enhancement project. Help us climb!
Preston Community Fund RunnersTeam Captain - David Moran: Growing unrestricted funds to benefit Preston County communities.
Eastern Mountains Young LifeTeam Captain - Chopper Evans: Young Life is an organization that reaches out to teens. We are raising money for teens to attend fall weekend and summer camp.
New Historic ThomasTeam Captain - Emily Wilson-Hauger: New Historic Thomas is a community non-profit dedicated to revitalizing Thomas. Proceeds will be dedicated to the match of a committed grant for design and engineering work of a pedestrian bridge in Thomas, connecting the rail trail and downtown businesses with the Thomas Trails and eventually with Cortland Acres.
Team HannahTeam Captains - The Friend Family: Team Hannah was created in Hannah Friend's memory to support the youth in Tucker County through Christ's example of love. Today the fund sponsors community children with church camp scholarships, youth trips, and weekly youth activities. Thank you for giving children in our community the opportunity to learn about God's love through this outreach at Community Bible Church.
Linwood LizardsTeam Captain - Amber McClure: Linwood Learning Adventures is a community non-profit youth programming initiative. We provide programs for infants through school age. Operated solely on sponsorship and our affordable tuition. We strive to keep cost low and programming high quality. We are known for our garden, strider bike, yoga, and free ski team programs!
CVVFD Auxiliary PowerTeam Captain - Diane Beall: To support the Canaan Valley Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.
Citizens Bank of West VirginiaTeam Captain - Kathy Leombruno: We are proud to walk for the Randolph/Tucker Children's Advocacy Center who work to prevent abuse and keep children safe. They work with multidisciplinary teams to successfully prosecute child abuse perpetrators and assist with coordinated investigations. Our local CAC assures the highest standard of care is provided to child victims.
Freedom MarchersTeam Captain - Richard Marsh: Belington American Legion Post 96 & Auxiliary Programs for Boys and Girls state, scouts, patriotic education in schools, sponsor of youth sports & programs, Memorial Day service & flags at cemetery, Veterans Day parade, Wreaths across America, care packages to deployed troops, Four Chaplain Service at Churches, sponsors Gold Star Mothers of WV, and more.
PRO ON TracTeam Captain - Bonnie Swyter Parsons Revitalization Organization (PRO) ON TRAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the city of Parsons by beautifying downtown, rehabilitating key historic buildings, and promoting Parsons as an appealing and vibrant place to live, work, and visit.
Highlands Trail FoundationTeam Captain - Mandy Sullivan: Proceeds of the event will benefit the Highlands Trail Foundation and support our continued work to develop recreational trail opportunities in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. HTF is a non-profit organization.
Heart of the Highlands Trail SystemTeam Captains - Julie Dzaack & Dan Lehmann: Heart of the Highlands Trail System works with Tucker County public lands and community stakeholders. They create, maintain, and promote a system of outstanding quality trails and related amenities to enhance the county's recreational and economic potential.
Billie G. ArmstrongTeam Captain - Kathy Kotten: Proceeds go to support pregnancy care.
Literacy Volunteers of Randolph CountyTeam Captain - Akiko Endo: Literacy Volunteers of Randolph County provide literacy in Randolph County, WV through volunteer teaching programs to individuals wishing to improve literacy. We provide tutoring in English as a Second Language to non-native English speakers and in basic reading to adult students in Randolph County and the adjoining counties when necessary.
Preston County Humane SocietyTeam Captain - Dana Rexroad: 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.
EB3Team Captain - Bink (Ellis) Boury: To advance the education or development of creative or technical writing in young students/professionals with special consideration for those promoting the humanities, specifically social responsibility, tolerance, and social introspection.
Kalie's CrewTeam Captain - Kim DeGiovanni: The Kalie Hostutler Ashby Academic Achievement Fund promotes high academic achievement through the support of scholastic activities and programming at Garrett College. Scholarly endeavors such as the Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa, and other programs designed to serve, encourage, and connect high-achieving students receive support and benefit from the fund.
Pioneer Memorial Public LibraryTeam Captain - Genevieve Brosky: Team Pioneer is raising money to enhance the services offered by the Pioneer Memorial Public Library and to help the library promote literacy and a love of learning. In addition to serving the residents of Harman and its surrounding communities, PMPL serves as the school library for the Harman School.
Davis Renaissance TeamTeam Captain - Karen Peterson: Revitalization of Davis both in beautification and in energy.
Five Rivers Public LibraryTeam Captain - Dorothy Carr: To enhance programs such as Summer Reading, Book Club, Pre-School Story Time Classes, and Summer Movie Days.
Rowdy ReadersTeam Captain - Sharon R. Mallow: To ensure our community library continues to provide the best service possible. Russell Memorial Public Library is located in the center of our community where neighbor meets neighbor.
Cortland ChallengersTeam Captains - Teresa Lycliter and Lois Nelson: Monies raised by our team benefit the residents of Cortland Acres, a 94 bed long term care skilled nursing and short term rehabilitation facility.
WV Trout UnlimitedTeam Captain - Mike Sayre: WVTU volunteers work to conserve, protect, and restore our state's coldwater fisheries, their watersheds, and our wild trout. We provide funding, equipment, and expertise for teaching children responsible stewardship via "Trout in the Classroom" and fly fishing programs. We collaborate with state agencies to monitor, clean, and repair streams. We provide outreach to disabled veterans through "Project Healing Waters".
Garrett TrailsTeam Captain - Steven Green: Garrett Trails is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to the development of a well-used network of high-quality, sustainable trails. These trails access to Garrett County's historic, municipal, and environmental treasures which link to trails outside the county. Trails are important to the economic development of the county, will attract visitors, and will promote fitness and outdoor enjoyment for county residents.
West Virginia Mountain MinistriesTeam Captain - Brad Spencer: West Virginia Mountain Ministries is an outreach of Canaan Valley Baptist Church - ministering in our local resorts, on the ski slopes and through the outdoors of our wild and wonderful state. We are dedicated to reaching people for Christ using the landscape God has blessed us with.
North Fork Watershed ProjectTeam Captain - David Young: Friends of Blackwater (FOB) is a non-profit conservation organization working in the Mid-Atlantic Highlands to protect key landscapes and watersheds, natural and human communities, and to support sustainable development that maximizes biodiversity for future generations. Through the North Fork Watershed Project (NFWP), FOB strives to remediate acid mine discharge and clean the North Fork of the Blackwater River.
WV Gold Star MothersTeam Captain - Joel Hannah: West Virginia Gold Star Mothers is an organization of mothers who have lost sons/daughters defending our country. We are a service organization giving back and supporting our veterans. One of our projects includes planting trees at Canaan Valley State Park with dog tags representing all 55 counties and a plaque explaining the significance.
Govcon AccountantsTeam Captains - Mark Vieno: Supporting the Tucker County Emergency Services because they save lives and need our support!
Barbour County Team HealthTeam Captain - Dana Gould: To develop increased health and wellness opportunities for residents of Barbour County. These activities may include health education and promotion, healthy eating alternatives, and/or expansion of physical exercise activities such as walking and biking trails.
OES Walter AllstarsTeam Captain - Cindy Harman: A non-profit organization that helps families and/or individuals with the support they require at the time. we also support many charities such as EMS, Fire, Heart, Cancer, Alzheimers, etc.
Davis/Thomas Little League BaseballTeam Captain - Jay Hamric: Davis and Thomas have two baseball fields that facilitate the ever growing baseball and softball programs. All generated funds will go to facility upgrades and improvements including proper infield dirt, dugouts, and fencing.
Deerfield 74 - Zabriskie Fund for CVVFDTeam Captain - Anne Cecilia: Smith Our family and friends enjoy spending time at our weekend home at Deerfield Village. We love outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing. We believe in supporting the local community and the Canaan Valley VFD provides invaluable services to residents and visitors.
WV Highlands Artisans GroupTeam Captain - Titi Ferguson: Improvement of awareness and education for ALL age groups in Tucker County, including: 1.Financial support for the Tucker County Schools art departments 2.Financial support for Artspring 3.Juried show for all Tucker County School students 4.Endowment fund to perpetuate the above programs
Tucker County Youth SoftballTeam Captain - Janelle Paul: Tucker County Youth Softball's proceeds will go to providing an opportunity for young women and girls to develop a healthy passion, self-confidence, leadership, teamwork, and positive work ethic.
Aurora Mountain Lions ClubTeam Captain - Jeanette Adams: We support the community. Our main goal is our community school. We work with the Sight Foundation to do vision screenings for children in our school.
Aurora Area Historical SocietyTeam Captain - Jo-Ann Helton: The mission of the Aurora Historical Society is to discover, collect, interpret, present and preserve documents, literature, oral histories and material culture, pertaining to the history of the Union District of Preston County, West Virginia
Rotary Satellite ClubTeam Captain - Haley Gillespie: We are a branch of the main Oakland Rotary Club primarily dedicated to performing acts of service in the community. We have created our own projects including our annual Sock Drive and also help other area clubs with their projects and events.
ArtsBank Art EducatorsTeam Captain - Kadra Casseday & Scottie Wiest: 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 artist direct special arts projects in collaboration with regular classroom teachers and art teachers.
Tygarts Valley Youth Football & CheerleadingTeam Captain - Candice Pudder: TVF&C provides youth football and cheerleading experiences for all elementary children. The league would like to purchase additional safety equipment including helmets and pads.
Homestead PTA: Team Captain - Ronni Phares Homestead PTA is raising money to purchase playground equipment.
Aurora School PTOTeam Captain - Joni Blamble: Aurora School PTO uses the money that they raise through their fundraisers to support our staff and students with the tools they need to succeed each school year. The county budget doesn't provide the teachers with everything that they wish to do or use in the classroom.
Preston Mat ClubTeam Captains - Buddy Turner & Kevin Dixon: To teach and promote youth wrestling in Preston County from ages 4 to 14.
Knights of Columbus Council #603Team Captain - Mark Paul Joseph: Knights of Columbus council #603 works through five key areas of service - faith, community, family, youth, and fellowship to help overcome adversity in the world. Each year, the Knights provide financial support and countless hours of service to those in need both in our local community and worldwide.
The Aurora ProjectTeam Captain - Alice Fleischman: Fanning the spark of inspiration - that is the mission of the Aurora Project, West Virginia's only multi-disciplinary artists' residency. We aim to enrich our community with regularly scheduled events, workshops, and school programs while contributing to our local economy with the restoration of historic cottages and heritage tourism.
Kasson EaglesTeam Captain - Tracy Knotts: Kasson PTO supports many needs of teachers and students throughout the year. Assemblies, classroom supplies, playground equipment, and field trips are a few of the things Kasson PTO has supported.
Oak Dale ChurchTeam Captain - Dorothy Fridley: Our pastor and several members of the church are going to Guatemala in February on a mission trip so we will walk and run to help pay for their trip.
Wade's WOW PlaygroundTeam Captain - Jason Mazza: To build an all inclusive playground in Kingwood, WV that is inspiring and truly accessible to individuals of all ages and abilities.
Cub Scout - Pack 88Team Captain - Charlie Friddle: The Cub Scouts is part of the Boy Scouts of America which is one of the nations largest and most prominent values-based youth development organization. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness.
Friends of the Tucker County Animal ShelterTeam Captain - Kimberly Falls: To help fund special programs for spay and neuter of animals.
Riverfront RamblersTeam Captain - Caleb Johnson: To make the Davis Riverfront Park a place where children can come play, and a park where everyone is welcome. We would like to have a bathroom station and a baby changing station in the park. Also, we'd like to get the pond stocked with fish for catch and release.
Canaan Valley InstituteTeam Captain - Alyssa Hanna: CVI is partnering with NASA IV & V and Senator Capito to sponsor a Space and Technology Day for Tucker County and VEC fifth and sixth graders where they will get to speak with an astronaut on the International Space Station and learn about space and technology.