The race is designed as a special event to raise awareness about the needs of the more than 529,000 children in foster care in the United States and to raise funds to support programs for these youth.
To sign-up online at the USMS Club Assistant just:
Click here for Individual Entry, or
Click here for Relay Entry
but please you must sign-up before 11:59pm Thursday, September 17, 2015.
As always we NEED VOLUNTEERS!!! ANYONE that brings two fully equipped kayakers ready to go will get one individual entry fee refunded.
Proceeds from the event will go to Gift for a Child to help support children in foster care and older youth transitioning out of care. Gift for a Child is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides youth in foster care with the most precious gift of all: the presence of a loving community, connections to an adoptive or foster family, and transitional living skills.
As a race participant, you can help Gift for a Child further its cause by participating as an AquaRun/Swim Defiance individual or as a member of a 3k Swim / 5K Run team.
AquaRun participants will receive the following:
- Custom designed technical shirt in men and women sizes and styles
- Brightly colored cap required for swim
- FREE post-race celebration with food/refreshments and live music.
- Custom awards presented for top 3 female/male USAT/USMS defined age-groups.
First place prizes consisting of limited edition prints have been generously donated by famous Canadian artist, Karen Blanchet, and will be awarded at the post-race celebration.
We are excited to have longtime Washington resident Zena Herrmann Courtney as AquaRun for a Child race chairperson and organizer.
Zena is a seasoned triathlete and swimmer that had a vision to put together an event to help raise awareness about children without families.
She has more than 38 years experience competing in international triathlons, open fresh and salt water swims and pool swimming events.
Zena has a long history of participation and hosting successful national and local level Masters Swim Meets and various open water swims.
A graduate of Stanford, Zena works full-time as an engineering project manager for Boeing.