Joe’s Big Race 2019

Created in fond memory of Camp Roger’s eccentric neighbor “Indian Joe” Cizauskas, Joe’s Big Race (JBR) has engaged and entertained our camp community for fourteen years. Teams of four participate in this wild, adventure-style race that raises vital sponsorship funding for campers in need of financial assistance. Our goal for 2019 is to raise $40,000!
* Note: We did it! $60,000 was raised for scholarships!
Each team participates in a day of challenges which require a combination of physical ability, mental skills, and luck. Race events are geared towards adults, and teams can be made of men, women, or co-ed. Each team must raise a minimum of $1000 by April 7 in order to participate in the race. Special race-day perks will be given to the top fundraising team! With your help, financial aid assistance will be provided to families, eliminating income as a barrier to attending Camp.
This will be our final year for JBR in order to make way for a new fundraiser in 2020–if you have always wanted to be a part of this race, now is your chance!
Click here to view photos from JBR 2018!

2019 Racers

  • The Brotherhood
  • Roundhouse 
  • The Sisterhood
  • Tenderfoot
  • Welding Toad
  • Substitutes Needed
  • Kindawannabeatcha
  • Wolfpack
  • Little Skunk Soul  WINNER!
  • B.H.B
  • Cabin Clean Up
  • Second String
  • The Sarcastic Four

Corporate Sponsors

Become a part of this well-loved event by joining on as a title sponsor! Your financial support is crucial to providing kids with exciting outdoor activities at camp. Joe’s Big Race is underwritten by the Glenn Heys Memorial Endowment.
Click here to see our 2019 JBR Sponsorship opportunities.

2019 Sponsors

CLICK to view photos of JBR 2019:

DONATE ONLINE (designate team below):

Camp Roger
8356 Belding Road
Rockford MI 49341
Include JBR2019 and team member or team name (if designated).