1926 Crossing Swimmers-1

Photo courtesy of Metro Parks Tacoma

In 1926, the first organized competitive swim between Vashon Island and Point Defiance in Tacoma,WA was held across approximately two miles of open water, following the ferry route used today. Now we are making it possible to repeat this historic feat!

Gift for a Child is proud to announce the sixth annual AquaRun for a Child taking place at Commencement Bay in Tacoma, Washington and continuing to offer three (3) different events:

  • Aquathlon (Individual & Relays):  Short Course 3k Swim & 5k Run or Intermediate Course – 5k Swim & 5k Run
  • Swim Only:      3k or 5k
  • Run Only:         5K

We welcome back returning Aquathletes and Swimmers as well as everyone else planning to participate in September for the first time. Last year during our fifth annual event, 72 aquathletes, swimmers and runners participated in this event to raise awareness about the needs of children in foster care. Thank you to our generous sponsors for helping to make this event a great success in 2014, make sure to visit the sponsor page and click on their logos. We are expecting the 2015 event to be the biggest yet!

The AquaRun is an event from Gift for a Child to raise awareness about the needs of children in foster care. Our mission is to educate and mobilize athletes of all ages, individuals and the business community to run, swim or walk for a day to help foster youth overcome obstacles to achieving academic, life and career success.  Run, swim or walk with us Sunday, September 20, 2015 as we improve the lives of foster youth –One Stroke and One Mile at a Time.

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