2019 RUN FOR IT RESULTS

RACE MONTH: September 1 to 30, 2020
PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION: May 1 to September 30, 2020
TEAM REGISTRATION: May 1 to August 30, 2020
LOCATION: Virtually, your neighborhood
TEAM REGISTRATION
RACER REGISTRATION

RUN FOR IT may be virtual this year, but the purpose is still the same.

Download a Virtual Run For It Guide

The Tucker Community Foundation challenges participants to raise team support for the community cause of their choice during the Virtual Run For It 2020 campaign and then run or walk for that cause in a 2k/5k event during the month of September.

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
2020 Run For It Team Registration is open!
Register online or by filling out a PDF form. Teams must register by August 31

2019 Run For It Teams and Team Descriptions.

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

Team NameCaptain & CauseCounty
After School ExplorersCaptain: Susie Huggins
Cause: To help provide quality after-school programming.
Preston County
Tucker Community Foundation's Directors' General FundCause: To provide unrestricted monies to general charitable needs throughout the service area. All Counties
Tucker RunnersCaptain: Michele Mullenax
Cause: Helping the Tucker Co. High School Cross Country Team with entry fees, transportation and other expenses throughout the season.
Tucker County
Appalachian ExpeditionsCaptain: Alex Snyder
Cause: Outdoor adventure education program located in Davis, West Virginia. This organization create opportunities to get Tucker County youth outside on backpacking, biking, and boating adventures.
Tucker County
Centers Against ViolenceCaptain: Donna Helmick
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 County
Barbour County
Braxton County
Tucker County
Upshur County
Webster County
Mountain Arts DistrictCaptain: Madalyn Humphrey
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 County
Barbour County
Pocahontas County
Taylor County
Tucker County
Upshur County
Andy's RunCaptain: Karen Evans
Cause: To benefit students in Tucker County schools who are pursuing a career in Art.
Tucker County
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 County
Tucker County
Pendleton County
Cruisin' CrittersCaptain: Karen Linton
Cause: The Mountaineer Humane Society provides spay-neuter vouchers to comanion animal owners in Tucker County to help reduce the unwanted pet population in the county.
Tucker County
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 County
Tucker County
Randolph Tucker Children's Advocacy CenterCaptain: Margot Evick
Cause: Working with community partners to find healing and justice for children and families who have been victimized.
Tucker County
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 County
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 County
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 County
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 County
Preston Fund RunnersCaptain: David Moran
Cause: Raise funds for the Preston Community Fund for Literacy, Education and Development Programs.
Preston County
Garrett County
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 County
Fresh CanvasCaptain: Glenda Easton
Cause: We support the creative arts in Tucker county Schools and the Garrett Easton Endowed Fund.
Tucker County
Meals on Wheels of Randolph CountyCaptain: 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 County
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 County
Kasson EaglesCaptain: Crystal Gray
Cause: The money earned will be used by our PTO to fund assemblies, field trips, classroom needs of teachers, and anything we may need for the Covid distance learning and extra cleaning.
Barbour County
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 County
Preston County
Randolph County
Barbour County
Tucker County
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.
Pocahontas County

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 County

TPM FoundationCaptain: Allen Moreland
Cause: Defeating drug addiction through immediate support for those suffering from substance abuse.
Mineral County

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 County

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 County

WV Highlands Artisan 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 help promote public awareness of the arts in WV and especially in Tucker County.
Tucker County
Grant County
Garrett County
Preston County

Elkins BookhoundsCaptain: Laura Hill
Cause: With dogged determination, the Friends of the Elkins-Randolph Public Library are raising funds to support materials, programs, services, and building renovation and expansion, all of which are not in the Library's annual operating budget. As an added "bonus" funds raised will also help the Library meet its match requirements for state grant-in-aid funding.
Randolph County


Davis Riverfront RambersCaptain: 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 County


DHS Foundation Guardian AngelsCaptain: Mike Bell
Cause: The 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 County
Barbour County
Pocahontas County
Tucker County
Upshur County
Webster County


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 County


Knights of Columbus # 603Captain: Mark Paul Joseph
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 County
Upshur County
Catholic Charities ElkinsCaptain: Dee Oldaker
Cause: To provide vital supportive services, including food and emergency assistance to those most vulnerable in our communities.
Randolph County
Tucker County
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 County
Snow Sports Museum of West VirginiaCaptain: Kim Williams
Cause: To preserve the history and artifacts related to the snow sports industry in West Virginia and create a museum for the public to visit in the Davis area.
Tucker County
Youth Health Service, Inc.Captain: Tammie Rizzio
Cause: This year's RFI fundraising efforts will be applied to our Project Connect initiative. With this initiative, we are working to bring all six of our served counties (Randolph, Tucker, Barbour, Pocahontas, Upshur & Lewis) technology that will put tele-health abilities in each public school we serve. As everyone works to adapt to the changes COVID-19 has enforced upon us, we are looking for ways to continue to meet the mental health needs of children and adolescents in the communities we serve. Project Connect will allow students to be able to connect with their mental health team via secure video conference capabilities and allow them to continue to work toward and/or maintain positive mental health during what has become a very stressful time. Technology needed for this initiative includes laptops, speakerphones, head-sets and web cameras.
Randolph County
Barbour County
Pocahontas County
Tucker County
Clean & Green TeamCaptain: Lisa Baker
Cause:They maintain and add to the uniqueness of the Town of Oakland. TheClean & Green Team consists of volunteers who work with and assist the town with projects such as the Oakland Dog Park, flower planters, trash pickup, a bottle cap mosiac and other town beautification projects.
Garrett County
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 County
Mountaintop ReadersCaptain:
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 2020 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%).
Tucker County
AMMAR HoundsCaptain: Sandy Weik
Cause: Search & Rescue, Man Trailing, Education, Rescue bloodhound from shelters and find forever homes.
Pocahontas County
CVVFD Auxiliary PowerCaptain: Diane Beall
Cause: CVVFD Auxiliary Power supports the Canaan Valley Volunteer Fire Department. We donate or 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 County
Keyser CyclonesCaptain: Craig West Fall
Cause:
Mineral County
Deep Creek Lake LionsCaptain: Chris Nichols
Cause: Blind Skiers and Blind Campers
Garrett County
Preston County Parks & RecreationCaptain: Rachelle Thorne
Cause: Our mission, To manage the development, operations, and maintenance of lifelong leisure and recreational opportunities for the citizens and visitors of Preston County. The PCPaRC also assists local communities in accomplishing their individual goals for improving the health and wellness of their present populations and future generations.
Preston County
Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.Captain: Crissy Estep
Cause: Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic Arthurdale, WV; Eleanor Roosevelt's "Little Village". Arthurdale was the nation's first New Deal Community.
Preston County
Team TurtleCaptain: William Cox
Cause: Support the Randy Poole Memorial Fund by providing emergency services training in Tucker County.
Tucker County
West Virginia Gold Star MothersCaptain: Joel Hannah
Cause: Provide support to the families of veterans lost to combat or as a result of combat.
Tucker County
Mineral County
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 County
Tucker County
Garrett County
Pocahontas County
Randolph County
Cortland ChallengersCaptain: Teresa Lycliter
Cause: We raise monies to support projects that assist the residents of our cortland community.
Tucker County
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 County
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 County
Tucker County
Mountain Laurel Learning CenterCaptain: Casey King
Cause: Mountain Laurel Learning Center is raising funds that will help to offset the unexpected costs created by COVID for operating a child care facility. MLLC is creating outdoor learning environments/classrooms, which require canopies and tents, which monies raised through RUN FOR IT will help to purchase.
Tucker County
Garrett County
Augusta Heritage CenterCaptain: Emily Miller
Cause:We are supporting the wonderful arts education that takes place at the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia. The workshops celebrate and amplify our local music, dance and art traditions and help ensure that these traditions are passed on to future generations.
Randolph County
Tucker County
Barbour County
Pocahontas County
Cottrill's Opera HouseCaptain: Matt Hauger
Cause: Alpine Heritage Preservation is a non-profit dedicated to restoring Cottrill's Opera House in Thomas, WV.
Tucker County
Highland Trails FoundationCaptain: Mary Boyd
Cause: To promote the usage, upkeep, and possible extension of the Allegheny Highlands Trail, and to advertise the trail to others.
Randolph County
Tucker County
West Virginia Council of Trout UnlimitedCaptain: Randy Kesling
Cause: To restore native Brook Trout to historic range. To protect and enhance cold water streams. To help coldwater fisheries survive for future generations.
Statewide
Oak Dale ChurchCaptain: Dorothy Fridley
Cause: This year we are walking to make improvements to the church itself. It is used for sunday school, youth, bible school. weddings and funerals. Just like our home it needs work done to from time to time, we need to do a lot of interior and exterior work to the church for it to be used by the public and by our members.Sometime people use the church for reunions and baby showers also.
Grant County
Mineral County
New Vision Mentoring 2 ThriveCaptain: 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 County
Rowlesburg RunnersCaptain: Kathleen Wolfe
Cause: In support of RRC, Inc. and Town of Rowlesburg.
Preston County
Running For RotaryCaptain: Bonnie Branciaroli
Cause: To provide funds to Heart and Hand House, Inc. - a non-profit in Philippi, WV, Barbour County to help feed kids through an established back-pack program.
Barbour County
New Davis Renaissance GroupCaptain: Judy Cronauer
Cause: Making the Town of Davis an even better place to live through projects that help and beautify the community.
Tucker County
Animal Friends of Doggy SodsCaptain: Deborah McHenry
Cause: Animal Friends of Doggy Sods exist to assist furred, feathered, and scaled companions who fall outside the capacity of area animal shelters. By creating a network of foster homes, volunteers and connections, we provide veterinary care and rehabilitation in safe, loving environments while working to find forever homes.
Tucker County
Friends of BlackwaterCaptain: Emmie Cornell
Cause: Friends of the Blackwater works to protect the Blackwater Canyon, improve water quality in the Blackwater River watershed, maintain trails, and celebrate local history in Tucker County.
Tucker County
Garrett TrailsCaptain: Steve Green
Cause: Garrett Trails is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to the development of a well-used network of high-quality, sustainable trails that provide access to Garrett County's historic, municipal, and environmental treasures which link to trails outside the county. Garrett Trails believes outstanding quality trails are important to the economic development of the county, will attract visitors, and will promote fitness and outdoor enjoyment for county residents.
Garrett County
Linwood LizardsCaptain: Scott Guyette
Cause: We are a non-profit daycare that works to provide quality child care for parents in our rural area.
Pocahontas County
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 County
Queens for AwarenessCaptain: Leticia Lambert
Cause: Proceeds to benefit the Reedsville VFD and the Preston County Search and Recovery Team for equipment, training, or other expenses.
Preston County
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 County
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 County
PRO ON TRACCaptain: Phyllis Carr
Cause: We are working towards revitalizing downtown Parsons, "the little city with a big heart."
Tucker County
Northern Pocahontas County Community AssistanceCaptain: Walter Byrd
Cause: For Seniors and Veterans and anyone in dire need.
Pocahontas County
Barbour County Team HealthCaptain: Kathy Wilson
Cause: Benefit the Wellness Collaborative of Barbour County that promotes healthy activities and nutrition.
Barbour County
Volleyball DiggersCaptain: Judy Pitzer
Cause: Volleyball Team at Tucker County High School
Tucker County
Tucker Valley Middle School FootballCaptain: Adam Freeman
Cause: Tucker Valley Middle School Football
Tucker County
Team DobbinCaptain: Randy Barr
Cause: Preserve the history, legends, structures and artifacts of the old town of Dobbin, WV.
Grant County
Davis Volunteer Fire DepartmentCaptain: Joni Felton
Cause: All proceeds benefit the Davis Volunteer Fire Department and support the residents in the community.
Tucker County
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 County
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 County
Friends of the Tucker County Animal ShelterCaptain: Kim 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 County

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