The third annual “Happy Camper Race,” 5K, 1 mile fun run and Toddler Trot, in honor of Camp Tatum will take place Saturday, March 16, at the Waycross Middle School track.
Sponsored by Campground Ministries, the event will begin at 9 a.m. for the 5K, 10 a.m. for the 1 mile fun run, and 10 a.m. for the Toddler Trot.
Entry forms are available at the Childers Family YMCA and Anytime Fitness in Blackshear, or register online at
Early registration is due March 3 (deadline to be guaranteed a T-shirt) and standard registration will be from March 4 until race day.
Checks should be made payable to Campground Ministries.
This race is held on Campbell Jude Tatum’s birthday weekend as a way to celebrate his life, and the life of every other child that has been impacted by cancer, said a spokesman.
“Camp was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor on July 3, 2016 and won his battle in heaven on Jan. 19, 2017,” said a family member. “Through this event, we will honor his fight along with the battles of so many other children that have been impacted by this terrible disease! We hope and pray that, together, we can help find a cure and bring more awareness.”
Family members and supporters believe they can “… make a difference in our community, our country and our world by working and joining together. Through Campground Ministries we are committed to supporting research, raising awareness, loving families and sharing the hope of Jesus. We encourage you to join us on race day to cheer on the runners and support the families and friends of those affected by childhood cancer.”
Anyone interested in sponsoring this event should contact the family or supporters by email or through social media on Facebook or Instagram.
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