Run the Race began as a 200-mile relay race between Muskegon, MI, and Traverse City, MI. While two teams of twelve runners will still be participating in this run, we have also recruited two teams of twelve individuals who will equally participate in alternative ways. Whether members of these teams are running or alternatively participating, they have each committed to raising at least $2,000.00 in support of Living Water Ministries and they are hoping you might assist their efforts with a gift.

Since 2018 over 2000 individuals have supported Living Water Ministries in this annual event, creating lasting lifelong impact for the hundreds and hundreds of campers we welcome each summer. In a world where division is commonplace, Living Water Ministries exists to provide a sacred space to come together in community and welcome all.

Tell me more about Living Water Ministries

In short, Living Water Ministries provides faith-based summer camp programs on beautiful Stony Lake in New Era, MI. However, what we do isn’t that simple. Beyond providing the traditional “kumbaya” camp experience, we attempt to utilize the camp environment to create what we call “sacred communities.” In these sacred communities, participants from all walks of life come to know that they are loved and valued by God and each other for exactly who they are. Whether we’re serving students from congregations, children in foster care, families experiencing homelessness, adults with developmental disabilities, or training multicultural & anti-racist leaders from all over the country, we believe God is changing the world through the communities we gather as we emphasize faith formation, service, leadership and community.

Join our growing network of support!

In 2022, Living Water Ministries welcomed 373 new donors and received donations from 35 states from people like you willing to support our Run the Race efforts.  You’re invited to join this inspiring community of supporters with your generosity!

Accessibility | Camp pricing offers full rate, half rate, or no rate (free) options to all participants in 2023. Your gift helps create financial accessibility.

Community | In a world bent on division, our programs create sacred spaces by bringing together all of God’s children. Your gift helps create community where God’s love runs rampant.

Innovation | Our programs are nationally recognized and award winning. Your gift helps create continued innovation.