Run for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta
Change the life of a child with cancer!
RunVermont’s Miles for a Missions program was created in 2009 to help local charities raise financial support through the People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon and Relay. This program was designed to strengthen ties between the running community and Vermont charities.
Each year, RunVermont staff and an outside committee carefully review applications to the Miles for a Mission program. A diverse group of organizations is chosen, a large percentage of which have a local presence or provide services to the Vermont community. The awardees are selected with consideration to the impact the work of the organization and the thoughtful plan for the best use of the marathon and/or relay slots to raise awareness and support. A total of 50 2-person relay team and 50 3-5 person relay team slots among the 12 charities are awarded.
The funds raised through the Miles for a Mission program will be used to support Camp Ta-Kum-Ta programs. There is never a charge for a child to attend. The money will help continue traditions and bring in new activities for the campers. Camp Ta-Kum-Ta tries to squeeze in as many life experiences and memories as possible into this magical week. Along with traditional camp activities such as swimming, athletics, ropes course, and arts & crafts, Ta-Kum-Ta offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as rock climbing expeditions, hot-air balloon rides, formal dances, and lake cruises.