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

  1. Aquathlon:       1.5 mi Swim & 3.1 mi Run

  2. Swim Only:      1.5 mi or 3.0 mi

  3. Run Only:         5K / 3.1 mi

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 fourth annual event, 55 aquathletes and swimmers 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 2013, make sure to visit the sponsor page and click on their logos. We are expecting the 2014 event to continue to grow.

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 14, 2014 as we improve the lives of foster youth – One Stroke and One Mile at a Time.


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Welcome to the Fifth annual
AquaRun for a Child 
benefiting children without families. 
This wonderful event will take place on         September 14, 2014. 
We are excited to announce a NEW location and the Swim Defiance portion!

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!

Photo courtesy of Metro Parks Tacoma