We are beginning to make plans to run the Charleston half and full marathons on January 15, 2022, and we’re hopeful that we’ll be able to gather in person for this event. Our goal is to have a better idea of what we’ll be able to do by the end of October, and we’ll send an update via email at that time. If you are not currently receiving emails about RAKTC and would like to be added to our mailing list, please fill out this form.
In an effort to plan for the event and get idea of who might be interested in participating in RAKTC, please fill out this form. If we are not able to gather in person in Charleston, we will commit to a virtual experience. We found that RAKTC was just as powerful and influential when we gathered virtually from across the country last year!
Please reach out to Christie Jennison if you have any questions.
Camp Seafarer's Run a Kid to Camp (RAKTC) program began in the summer of 2000 when three members of our leadership staff approached the team of directors with an idea to raise funds for camperships.
All three had previously run a marathon that successfully raised money for worthy organizations. Their idea was to use the marathon/fundraising concept as an opportunity to bring more children to camp.
Here is an excerpt from their proposal:
"When something has shaped your life, your being, your relationship to the world around you, there is an unwavering commitment, and loyalty deep within that honors the roots you have laid at this place, the wings it revealed to you, and the faith with which it taught you to fly. Camp Seafarer is the only place we know that affects people so deeply that they are willing to spend 18 weeks worth of Saturday mornings running 10, 16, or even 22 miles in order to train for a marathon. But there is really no surprise at this dedication. At the end of the summer, we found it was the pouring of ourselves into the lives of children that, in turn, poured life into us. We left those gates knowing we had made a difference."
Since that time, more than 300 young women (and some men) have trained and run either a marathon or half marathon and have raised $700,000 for the Camp Seafarer endowment - impacting more than 50 campers' lives.
For more details or questions, email Christie Jennison.