Want to help CARES and Camp Appalachia flip the script in West Virginia for decades to come? Our organizations are working hard to support local, vulnerable children and families and we need your help!

Please join us for our Second Annual SpectRUN and Family Fun Day, rescheduled for October 24th, 2020!

The SpectRUN 5K is a one of a kind trail run/walk experience that mixes terrain from paved paths, to wooded hills on the grounds of beautiful Camp Appalachia in Scott Depot, WV.  The SpectRUN will start promptly at 4:00 PM and an awards ceremony will follow at 5:30 PM. 

Pre-registration is encouraged and costs $35. The price includes a high quality T-shirt, sponsor bag, and pancake breakfast. Participants must register by October 4th to be guaranteed a T-shirt in their size. Same day registration opens at 10:00 AM and will cost $45.

Do you want to learn the best techniques to conquer the SpectRUN? Join RRCA certified running coach, Matt Young, for a coach-led SpectRUN course preview Saturday October 3rd at 10am.

Want to increase your impact?

Host your own local event or online fundraising drive for CARES or Camp Appalachia!

By fundraising for the SpectRun, you have the power to increase needed awareness and funding that is used to support summer day camps for atypical children, their families, and West Virginia children who have entered the foster care system. Our camps are designed to give these children the necessary support they need in order to enjoy all the fun of a traditional camp; with options like swimming, fishing, archery, hiking and ropes courses!

Some ideas for fundraising include: 

  • Create a personal fundraising page
  • Start a Facebook fundraiser
  • Personalize your fundraising page URL 
  • Donate to yourself

Get even more ideas in our “GROW YOUR TEAM” flyer as well as event checklist and additional information in our “FUNDRAISING TOOLKIT”