Fun, Fitness, and Fellowship




We are thrilled to announce that Camp PARC and The Next Step Center have been selected as beneficiaries of the Daily American’s 28th Annual 5K/10K Race & Fitness Challenge.

The Daily American Run/Walk & Fitness Challenge is a unique fitness promotion that kicks off with a 12-week Fitness Challenge, February 2 through April 26, and culminates with a 5K/10K run/walk through Somerset on June 14, 2014. The The Daily American Run/Walk & Fitness Challenge is designed to promote health, wellness and fitness among the over 1900 participants each year.

Support Camp PARC and the Next Step Center by signing up for the Fitness Challenge and/or Race today! You can participate as an individual or as part of a team. All fitness levels are encouraged to participate. 

Camp PARC will be participating in the Daily American Run/Walk & Fitness Challenge by leading up a team. Campers, counselors, staff alumni, families, and friends - All are welcome to participate on the Camp PARC's team! Vicki Vann is serving as Camp PARC's Team Captain and can be reached at or (814) 479-2451.

Listed below are all of the opportunities in which you can participate on Camp PARC's Team. To participate on Camp PARC's team, all registration forms and fees must be turned into the Team Captain. Should you choose to participate as an individual, you can mail your registration and fee directly to the Daily American as listed on the forms. Visit the Daily American's Race website for more information and helpful training guides.


Fitness ChallengeExercise, lose weight, get fit and earn points for Camp PARC’s team!

The Daily American Fitness Challenge is a 12-week program, beginning February 2 and ending April 26. Fitness Challenge participants, track their own fitness activities during these dates. Register for the Fitness Challenge no later than February 2, registration fee is $18. You do not need to be local to participate in the fitness challenge. Fitness participants can exercise and get fit from anywhere. Sign up today!

To sign up for the Fitness Challenge, please contact Camp PARC Team Captain, Vicki Vann at or (814) 479-2451. 

Fitness Challenge Instructions
Registration Form
Fitness Challenge Tracking Sheets - February, March, April


5K/10K Race - Calling all walkers, joggers, and competitive runners - We need you on Camp PARC’s team!

The 5K/10K Race/Walk will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The event starts and ends on the track at the Somerset High School Football Field, 236 S. Franklin Avenue, in Somerset, PA.

The 5K and 10K race each include run and walk competitions for both males and females. Medals are awarded to the top three finishers in 5 year age groups in all 8 races. Register for the 5K or 10K race. Registration form and the $18 fee are due to Camp PARC’s Team Captain, Vicki Vann, by May 9.

Race Registration Form


Youth Race - A fun 1-mile run/walk for youth in 6th grade and younger
The set distance for this race is 1 mile (4 laps around the track) and is scheduled for Friday, June 13 at 6 pm at the Somerset High School Football Field.

Prior to the start of the race participants will be divided into groups depending on number, age and anticipated skill level. Participants are allowed to walk and/or run. The first person to cross the finish line in any given group is the winner for that group. If there is a group in which no one crosses the finish line the participant who goes the farthest becomes the winner.

This is an individual race and the registration fee is $15 per participant and is returned directly to the Daily American. Each participant is guaranteed a shirt, an award and a refreshment/treat. 

Please note: each participant must be accompanied by an adult. This is not a drop off or child care event, race organizers will be busy setting up and managing the event. Adults are allowed and encouraged to run/walk the laps with their child, especially those who need guidance and encouragement along the way.

Youth Registration Form

Camp PARC is proud to partner with the Daily American event. This event will help raise awareness and funds for Camp PARC’s summer camp program. Make plans to join our team for the Fitness Challenge and/or Race!