2021 RUN FOR IT AWARD CATEGORIES

RACE MONTH: September 1 to October 4, 2021
PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION: April 1 to October 4, 2021
TEAM REGISTRATION: April 1 to August 31, 2021
LOCATION: Virtual Race
TEAM REGISTRATION
RACER REGISTRATION

2020 RUN FOR IT RESULTS


The Tucker Community Foundation challenges participants to raise team support for the community cause of their choice during the Run For It 2021 campaign and then run or walk for that cause in a 2k/5k event during the month long event.

VIRTUAL RUN FOR IT is a 2k (1.2M) walk and USATF- certified 5k (3.1M) race. This year you pick the route, set the pace and run or walk on your own schedule anywhere you want. Whether it’s your treadmill, your favorite trail or your neighborhood, the most important thing is to be safe, have fun and raise money for a great cause.

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 year race results
RFI awards
2021 Run For It Team Registration is open!
Register online or by filling out a PDF form. Teams must register by August 31

2021 Run For It Teams and Team Descriptions.

Make team sponsor donations through the mail, in person or on online via Raceroster.

Team NameCaptain & CauseCounty
Tucker Community Foundation's Directors' General FundCause: To provide unrestricted monies to general charitable needs throughout the service area. All Counties
Preston County Fund RunnersCaptain: David Moran
Cause: Develop outreach and donations for the TCF Preston County fund
Preston
Cruisin' CrittersCaptain: Karen Linton
Cause: The Mountaineer Humane Society works to provide spay/neuter vouchers to owners of companion animals in Tucker County
Tucker
Davis Riverfront RamblersCaptain: Douglas 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.
Tucker
Tucker County Young LifeCaptain: Chopper Evans
Cause: We believe each teen deserves to be able to hear about the love of Christ and any funds raised will be used to offset the cost for teens to attend Young Life Fall Weekend and Young Life Summer Camp.
Tucker
Fresh CanvasCaptain: Glenda Easton
Cause: We support the creative arts in Tucker county Schools and the Garrett Easton Endowed Fund.
Tucker
Friends of the Tucker County Animal ShelterCaptain: Bailey Falls
Cause: Tucker County Animal Shelter is the only "no-kill" shelter in the area who works to find loving homes for the unwanted and abandoned pets of Tucker County. Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donations will fund our mission of reducing homelessness and overpopulation in Tucker County.
Tucker
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: Belington Public library is fundraising to enhance programming for children and adults in our community. It is our plan to update the library's technology for today's virtual needs and to improve use in the library as well.
Barbour
Friends of the CheatCaptain: Beth Warnick
Cause: Friends of the Cheat is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring, preserving, and promoting the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River watershed.
Preston
Tucker
Elkins BookhoundsCaptain: Laura Hill
Cause: The Friends of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library (aka the Elkins Bookhounds) are raising money for building expansion and renovation, and for library programs, services, technology, and materials not in the library's annual budget. Funds we raise will also help the library meet its match requirements for the state Grant in Aid program.
Randolph
Run with the Goats for Arthurdale Heritage!Captain: Jennifer B Funk
Cause: Arthurdale was the nation's first New Deal Community. Join us and our heritage goats as we run/walk to raise funds to preserve Eleanor Roosevelt's little village.
Preston
CVVFD Auxillary PowerCaptain: Diane Beall
Cause: CVVFD Auxiliary Power supports the Canaan Valley Volunteer Fire Department. We donate our funds by having various fundraisers throughout the year. The "Run For It" has been a wonderful way to earn money for our cause and give back to the community we serve.
Tucker
Meals on Wheels of Randolph County, Inc.Captain: Rhonda Coffman
Cause: Our 30+, all volunteer member team deliver noon meals to over 75 individuals each weekday. These meals are prepared and provided by Davis Medical Center to this program at cost. Meals are provided to our clients regardless of their ability tp pay, as over 78% are either free or reduced fee. To be eligible, clients, must be over 60 years of age or disabled with no age requirements.
Randolph
Appalachian ExpeditionsCause: Appalachian Expeditions is a non-profit, outdoor adventure education program located in Davis, West Virginia. This organization create opportunities to get Tucker, Preston, Randolph and Garrett Counties youth outside on backpacking, biking, and boating adventures.Tucker
Randolph
Preston
Garrett
Pocahontas
Andy’s RunCaptain: Karen Evans
Cause: To benefit students in Tucker County schools who are pursuing a career in Art.
Tucker
Garrett MentorsCaptain: Laura Fike
Cause: We are a non-profit organization founded in 2008 serving Garrett County, Maryland. We are committed to providing the Pre-kindergarten through grade six children in the Garrett County Public Schools with caring, committed, adult mentors. Our volunteer mentors are adults of all ages who serve as positive role models to children with various needs and backgrounds. Mentors meet with the child they are matched with once a week during the child’s lunchtime at the child’s school. We also provide our children and their mentors with several out-of-school bonding experiences throughout the year.
Garrett
Team PioneerCaptain: Genevieve Brosky
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.
Randolph
Pendleton
Gold Star Mothers of West VirginiaCaptain: Joel Hannah
Cause: Provide support to the families of veterans lost to combat or as a result of combat.
Tucker
Mineral
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.
Tucker
Randolph Tucker CACCaptain: Margot Evick
Cause: Working with community partners to support healing and justice for victims of child abuse.
Randolph
Tucker
TPM FoundationCaptain: Allen Moreland
Cause: The TPM Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supporting people affected by addiction with immediate help and valuable resources. They are located in Mineral County, West Virginia and serve the surrounding area.
Mineral
Snow Sports Museum of West VirginiaCaptain: Kim Williams
Cause: Research, collect artifacts and preserve the history of the snow sports industry and heritage of the Mountain State.
Tucker
Highlands Trail Foundation
Captain: Mary Boyd
Cause: To promote the usage, upkeep, and possible extension of the Allegheny Highlands Trail, and to advertise the trail to others.
Tucker
Mountaintop ReadersCaptain: Debbie Williams

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 proceeds from the 2021 Run For It will be used for the purchase of books, programming, supplies and technology as well as contributing towards the Mountaintop Public Library New Building Match Fund.
Tucker
New VisionCaptain: Stephen Iwunor

Cause: Providing positive adult mentoring with local youth in hopes of decreasing risk factors for substance abuse and increasing protective factors and resilience through mentoring and connecting youth and their families to resources such as health and social services, prosocial community activities, and neighborhood resources, including mental health and law enforcement agencies.
Barbour
Philippi Public Library BookwormsCaptain: Judy Larry

Cause: The Philippi Public Library Bookworms Team is 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
Davis Health System Foundation Guardian AngelsCaptain: Mike Bell

Cause: Davis Health System Foundation Guardian Angel Fund provides financial assistance to those served by DHS for medically necessary items and services that contribute to the individual's health, wellness, and overall quality of life. Special programs include Chronic Care Management, Orthopedic Nutritional Counseling, and a Free Mammogram Program at Davis Medical Center and Broaddus Hospital.
Randolph
Barbour
Pocahontas
Tucker
Webster
Upshur
Pocahontas County Senior CitizensCaptain: Susan Goldizen

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.
Pocahontas
Augusta Heritage Center RunnersCaptain: Emily Miller

Cause: Supporting the Augusta Heritage Center's traditional arts education and preservation in Central West Virginia
Randolph
Tucker
Barbour
Pocahontas
Team WV Caring Hospice CareCaptain: Nancy Dotson

Cause: WV Caring cares for those with life limiting illnesses through home care staff and volunteers. WV Caring also has an inpatient hospice center in Randolph County to assist patients from all counties with needs that cannot be managed at home. Our volunteers are a lifeline of WV Caring Hospice and those participating in this event and then in turn are the recipents of more funds through the generous TCF Run For It event and sponsors to be able to further assist our WV Caring Hospice patients and families in whatever their needs.
Pocahontas
Randolph
Tucker
Barbour
Preston
Timberline Ski PatrolCaptain: Steve Cvechko

Cause: Support the Randy Poole Memorial Fund by providing emergency services training in Tucker County
Tucker
Cottrill's Opera HouseCaptain: Matt Hauger

Cause: Our mission is to restore Cottrill's Opera House in Thomas, West Virginia to it's historic role: a performing arts venue, community center and cultural hub - driving sustainable economic development for Tucker County and the entire Potomac Highlands region.
Tucker
Preston
Barbour
Garrett
Pocahontas
Grant
Mineral
Aurora Area Historical SocietyCaptain: John Adams

Cause: To bring together those people interested in the history of the Aurora Area. To collect material and help establish or illustrate history of the area. To collect histories, genealogies, biographies, descriptions, pamphlets of reminiscences, letters, and memorabilia. To help preserve historic buildings and other monuments.
Preston
Preston County Humane SocietyCaptain: Deb Corley

Cause: Preston County Humane Society is an all volunteer, nonprofit organization. Our Mission and Purpose is to reduce the population of stray and unwanted animals through Spay and Neuter Program. Preston County Human Society offers financial assistance to help with spay and neuter procedures. To educate the public and sponsor elementary school classroom subscriptions to "KIND NEWS" to teach compassion, respect and responsibility to our animals.
Preston
Freedom MarchersCaptain: Richard 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
Barbour
Barbour County Team HealthCaptain: Kathy Wilson

Cause: Benefit the Wellness Collaborative of Barbour County that promotes healthy activities and nutrition.
Barbour
Randolph County CLIMB, Inc.Captain: Beth Cooper

Cause: Youth mentoring program working within Randolph County schools to provide support to at-risk students. It is our desire to help students achieve their potential academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally.
Randolph
Arts CenterCaptain: Mary Smakula

Cause: The mission of the Arts Center is to enhance the cultural and economic life of our region by providing facilities and arts programming that will entertain, educate, and inspire all of our citizens.
Randolph
Barbour
Tucker
Heart of the HighlandsCaptain: Cory Chase

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
Elkins Catholic CharitiesCaptain: Dee Oldaker

Cause: To provide caring and compassionate services to people in need and work towards lasting meaningful change.
Randolph
Tucker
Rowlesburg RunnersCaptain: Kathleen Wolfe

Cause: In support of RRC, Inc. and Town of Rowlesburg.
Preston
Oakland Heritage Community Foundation GREEN TEAMCaptain: Lisa Baker

Cause: To maintain and add to the uniqueness of the town of Oakland, Maryland. This year the monies will help to finish the Pollinator Garden and fund flowers for the planters Summer - Fall.
Garrett
YouthBuild North Central WVCaptain: Michelle Phares

Cause: YouthBuild North Centrals mission is to develop the capacity of young people in our area to improve their lives, improve the lives of their families and build strong communities by:

Strengthening educational attainment

Teaching marketable job skills and

Instilling leadership values that relate to home, work and community.
Randolph
Barbour
Tucker
Youth Health ServiceCaptain: Tammie Rizzio

Cause: Funds raised through our 2021 Run-For-It efforts will be applied to our efforts to purchase and maintain necessary technology for our clinicians to provide therapy services to children and families served by YHS. Through the pandemic we have come to rely on technology not only for our day-to-day communication with each other, but also as an option for providing individual, family and group therapy in a safe manner.
Randolph
Barbour
Pocahontas
Tucker
Oakland Rotary Satellite ClubCaptain: Haley Gillespie

Cause: Rotary (Satellite) Club of Oakland MD seeks to better our community through acts of service and fundraising for worthy local causes. Through our club, we are able to make a greater impact than as individuals.
Garrett
Literacy Volunteers of Randolph CountyCaptain: Akiko Endo

Cause: We promote literacy in Randolph County through volunteer teaching programs to individuals wishing to improve literacy. We offer free, confidential, and one-on-one tutoring in Basic Reading, English Speakers of Other Languages, Math, and more.
Randolph
ArtsBank Art EducatorsCaptain: Kadra Casseday

Cause: Professional Teaching Artists collaborate with classroom teachers to expand and enrich arts opportunities in public schools by providing experiential educational experiences that enable all students to think creatively, critically, and analytically through the use of hands-on art activities.
Randolph
Barbour
Beverly History HeroesCaptain: Chris Mielke

Cause: Beverly History Heroes aim to tell the world about the wonderful work done by Historic Beverly Preservation, Inc. Our Hope is that the funds we raise can go to our educational programming, living history demonstrations, digital events, and preserving our town's historic buildings.
Randolph
Knights of Columbus Council 603Captain:Tom Coffman

Cause: The Knights of Columbus promote service through faith, community, family, youth and fellowship to help others less fortunate overcome their adversity. The Knights of Columbus provide financial support and countless hours of service to those in need both in our local community and worldwide.
Randolph
Upshur
ArtSpringCaptain: Elaine George

Cause: ArtSpring supports learning, emerging, and established artists accross the spectrum of contemporary and traditional creative arts. We offer resources to artists, engage the community in the arts, act as a gateway and promote Tucker County as an arts destination.
Tucker
Challenged Athletes of West VirginiaCaptain: Carol Woody

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.
Pocahontas
Tucker
Tucker RunnersCaptain: Michele Mullenax

Cause: Tucker Runners will help the Tucker Co. High School Cross Country Team with entry fees, transportation and other expenses throughout the season.
Tucker
EB3Captain: Bink Boury

Cause: To advance the education or development of creative or technical writing in young students / professionals with special consideration give to those addressing the humanities with emphasis on social justice and tolerance.
Regional
Team HorseshoeCaptain: Emily Huguenin

Cause: Camp Horseshoe has been providing youth development camps since 1940, serving thousands of children and youth through experiential education that emphasizes character, leadership, service, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy.
Tucker
Barbour
Garrett
Grant
Mineral
Pocahontas
Preston
CASA of Mineral CountyCaptain: Craig Westfall

Cause: To make Mineral County a healthier place to live, work and play. The coalition strives to achieve this goal by continuing to create opportunities for Mineral County residents to develop, practice and maintain healthier lifestyles. For example, Keyser on the Move walking routes, Diabetes prevention and Organic Offices.
Mineral
Mineral County Energy ExpressCaptain: Billy Meek

Cause: Energy Express is a summer program aimed at increasing literacy ability and providing nutrition.
Mineral
The Aurora ProjectCaptain: Alice Fleischman

Cause:The Aurora Project is an ongoing community and fine arts organization that sponsors workshops, lectures, art exhibits and performances. Our goal is also to provide studios and housing for artists as part of a residency program in our restored 19th century resort complex.
Preston
Tucker
Randolph
Barbour
Garrett
Pocahontas
Grant
Mineral
Volleyball DiggersCaptain: Judy Pitzer

Cause: Volleyball Team at Tucker County High School
Tucker
Elkins OttersCaptain: Lori Irons

Cause: Elkins Otters swim team. Our fundraising goal is to be able to keep costs as low as possible for swimmers in order to be an inclusive swim club in the local regional swim organization.
Randolph
Barbour
Tucker
AMMAR HOUNDS WV KennelsCaptain: Sandy Weik

Cause: Search & Rescue, Man Trailing, Education, Rescue bloodhound from shelters and find forever homes.
Pocahontas
Team DobbinCaptain: Randy Barr

Cause: Preserve the history, legends, structures and artifacts of the old town of Dobbin, WV.
Grant
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
Centers Against ViolenceCaptain: Hannah Carrico

Cause: Advocacy Services to adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking; emergency shelter; outreach services; legal assistance for domestic violence petitions, custody, and divorce proceedings; prevention education programs within the schools and community organizations; awareness activities; emergency transportation; and healthy relationship and support services for adult victims, teens, and young children.
Randolph
Barbour
Tucker
Kasson EaglesCaptain: Crystal Gray

Cause: The money earned will be used by our PTO to fund School Equipment and Playground Equipment.
Barbour
Linwood Lizards Community DaycareCaptain: Courtney Wilkes-Goode

Cause: We are a non-profit daycare that works to provide quality child care for parents in our rural area.
Pocahontas
Davis Volunteer Fire DepartmentCaptain: Joni Felton

Cause: All proceeds benefit the Davis Volunteer Fire Department and support the residents in the community.
Tucker
Friends of BlackwaterCaptain:Frank Gebhard

Cause: Friends of the Blackwater works to preserve our natural areas while encouraging their use and exploration.
Tucker
Grant County 4-HCaptain: Alexandra Coffman

Cause: Grant County 4-H Leaders Association help support the WVU Extension 4-H Program for the Grant County youth age 5-21. Funds support club programming, camp activities, programs, and scholarship as well as educational trips, social and community service activities, fairs and so much more!
Grant
The TransformersCaptain: Dayla Harvey

Cause: Mineral County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Mineral
PES PTOCaptain: Kara Riggleman

Cause: PTO for Petersburg Elementary School

Grant
WVHighlands Artisans GroupCaptain: Lori L. Wall

Cause: WVHAG is an association of artists and artisans representing diverse media and presenting work as a cooperatively owned and run gallery. Numerous gallery sponsored events throughout the year to help promote public awareness of the arts in WV and especially in Tucker County.
Tucker
Running For RotaryCaptain: Bonnie Branciaroli

Cause: Barbour County backpack program in partnership with non-profit Heart and Hand House, Inc. We are the Mountain State Rotary E-Club.
Barbour
WV Council of Trout UnlimitedCaptain: Brad Riffee

Cause: Our mission is to bring together diverse interests to care for and recover rivers and streams so our children can experience the joy of wild and native trout. Our goal is to protect, reconnect, restore, and sustain our coldwater fisheries.
Regional
Northern Pocahontas County Community AssistanceCaptain: Walter Byrd

Cause: For Seniors and Veterans and anyone in dire need.
Pocahontas
Saddles and SmilesCaptain: Amelia Preusch

Cause: Saddles and Smiles is a 501c3 non-profit operated by Angie Skockley to serve families in Tucker County and surrounding region. We help families and children by facilitating time with our gifted horses. We never charge a fee for our services. Children with Autism and other challenges can greatly benefit from working with horses. This helps the children build relationships and develop a positive sense of self. We also host a Day Summer Camp for kids that is free for those who normally can't afford to attend.
Tucker
Grant
St. George Academy PreservationCaptain: Ellen Shaffer

Cause: Our St. George Academy team is working to keep the academy stable and able to sustain weather for many years to come. The roof is in dire need of replacement and is very high so expensive to work on for contractors. We are working to raise the monies to complete that work for the academy.
Tucker
Mountain Arts DistrictCaptain: Nanette Seligman

Cause: The goal of the Mountain Arts is to promote, support and inspire artists in Randolph, Tucker, Upshur, Pocahontas, Taylor, and Barbour Counties. We maintain a strong online presence and hold networking meetings to promote artisans, writers, performers, and venues. We showcase student artwork with permanent public art throughout our regional with an art trail being developed throughout our counties. We also promote students work with online exhibits and contests. facebook.com/MountainArtsDistrict
Randolph
Tucker
Upshur
Pocahontas
Taylor
Barbour
Canaan Valley State Park FoundationCaptain: Ben Herrick

Cause: Canaan Valley State Park Foundation is dedicated to enhancing, preserving and promoting the 2000+ acres of the Canaan Valley Resort and State Park for all guests and the community.
Tucker

Make team sponsor donations through the mail, in person or on RaceRoster.. 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 and Garrett County, Maryland