Tim Kerr Charities, Inc. was created by Tim Kerr specifically to raise funds for physically and mentally challenged children and their families.
Tim Kerr Charities, Inc began when running enthusiasts signed up to participate in our inaugural, signature event, The Tim Kerr Run, which took place in the Summer of 1989 in Avalon, New Jersey.
In 1995, the vision of the organization quickly became to produce multisport events for families at the highest possible levels of challenge, safety, and integrity, and to make lasting and positive contributions to participating athletes and to our community at large.
Since those early days Tim Kerr Charities, Inc, has grown to be widely regarded as the Mid-Atlantic’s premier family run organization, which provides an array of events for all ages and ability levels across the multisport continuum.
As a non-profit 501(c)(3), Tim Kerr Charities, Inc not only makes a difference for participating athletes by providing unique, challenging events and memories to last a lifetime, but also gives back to our community by supporting many local, regional, and national charities, which provide a full spectrum of support for citizens in need. The majority of race fees are tax deductible to the fullest extend allowed by law.
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ABOUT TIM + MIDGE
During his 13 year professional hockey career, 11 years with the Philadelphia Flyers, Tim Kerr accumulated a number of honors and recognitions. Tim was the 7th player in National Hockey League history to score 50 or more goals in 4 consecutive years. Tim still holds the NHL record of 34 power play goals in a single season and the Flyers record of 17 hat trick goals. He compiled 674 points in 655 professional games. In 1988, Tim was awarded the Masterson Trophy for dedication and sportsmanship.
In 1992, the Philadelphia Sportswriters Association recognized Tim Kerr as the Most Courageous Athlete by awarding him the Sog Grauley Memorial Award. The Philadelphia Flyers inducted Tim into the Hall of Fam in 1994, and his name hangs on banners in both the Spectrum and Wachovia Center.
Tim has also achieved a broad business base. He has had his real estate license for 20 years, and also carries licenses for insurance and securities. After his retirement from hockey, Tim and his family moved to Avalon full time, and Tim established his real estate business, Power Play Realty.
Midge Kerr is race director for all the charity events. This all started when she began multipart racing in 2000 without even knowing how to swim! Midge immediately loved the challenge of the events and camaraderie in the sport. In 2005, their son Wes and then in 2006 Garret were successfully treated for different bone conditions at CHOP. At the time, the charity only had the Tim Kerr Run. The Kerrs saw many sick children during their stay at CHOP and knew how incredibly fortunate they were to be going home with healthy children. Islandman and Islandkids were developed as a small thank you and a way to give back and help others. Midge continued to add races to the organization and today there are now seven events which are all held in Avalon, NJ. Midge has competed on over 200 triathlons ranging from sprint to Ironman distance. She is an 8 time USAT All American from 2008-2015 and a 2 time member of Team USA.