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Run to Victory: Team Dixon

By Katy Borum and John Barnett

September 5, 2019

Meet Team Dixon

Participating in the Run to Victory 5K, 10K or fun run is a great way to support Victory Junction while having some fun, but camper families like the Dixons also find motivation from their personal connections to this magical place. 

Grace Dixon attended Victory Junction as a camper for three summers and several young adult weekends, and her siblings, Susannah and Spencer, have worked at camp as counselors.

The Dixons love Victory Junction and look for ways to support the camp’s mission to serve children living with serious illnesses and chronic medical conditions. Grace helps by speaking on behalf of Victory Junction at fundraisng events, and in 2017 the family formed a team for their first Run to Victory.

Victory Junction CEO Chad Coltrane and Susannah Dixon

2019 marks the third year for Team Dixon, but this time around they’re raising the stakes. After last year’s event, the Dixons’ father, Glenn, decided it was time for him to do his part. He mused that perhaps he, a 58-year-old recovering from prostate cancer who had never run a 5K, could beat Susannah’s time.

Susannah accepted Glenn’s challenge, not only to see who is faster on the course, but also to see who can raise more money for Victory Junction. They’re hoping to raise $5,000 between them – enough to send two children to camp for a week.

For the Dixons, Run to Victory is a fun way to help the camp they say has given them so much. And while they’ll be enjoying some friendly competition within their family, Glenn said they are all focused on one goal. “It’s all about sending kids to camp.”

Join the fun at Run to Victory!
Register online or support a participant’s fundraising efforts at runtovictory.org.