Race-2-Place was started in 2011 in memory of Parker Brown, who fought a courageous battle against Leukemia from the age of two. Parker passed away on December 20, 2009, at the tender age of eight. To honor his legacy and his remarkable young life, two friends of Parker's family started Race-2-Place. Each year the race board selects two charities to be the recipients of proceeds raised from the race. All proceeds from the 2015 race will benefit Camp Goodtimes at Camp Reed and Parker's Place.
Since 1985, Camp Goodtimes has encouraged kids who have faced extraordinary circumstances to take the time to just be kids. The camp gives children diagnosed with cancer, on or off therapy, the opportunity to temporarily forget about their illness, their treatments and hospital visits. Children are encouraged to simply enjoy a wonderful outdoor experience while making friends and memories that last a lifetime. Camp Goodtimes is provided free of charge to all participants.
Parker’s Place is a family camp offered free of charge to families who have lost a child to tragedy or terminal illness. Parker’s Place gives families a place to connect with each other, meet other families facing similar challenges, and receive important resources to support them in their journey through grief and healing.