Attempting to top last year's turnout and contributions to the Vermont\New Hampshire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series is anticipating a stompin' good time on Saturday, Jan. 30 on Stratton Mountain.
In the partnership with national sponsors such as Tubbs Snowshoes, Columbia Sportswear, and Green Mountain Coffee, the Romp to Stomp offers a fun, affordable, family-friendly way to beat the winter doldrums and get active with a 3k or 5k snowshoe walk or a 3k snowshoe race. Stratton Mountain Resort truly offers a unique snowshoe experience with its gorgeous course that leads Rompers through pleasant wooded trails where they are sure to enjoy the beauty and splendor of the season.
"The Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer is a fabulous excuse to get outdoors in the middle of winter and raise money for a great cause at the same time," said Alyson Ruby, captain of Romp to Stomp team P-Ruby and a past series top fundraiser. "I didn't really know what to expect when I became involved with the event in 2004 as a person who was very new to the sport of snowshoeing and had only recently become a part of a family battling breast cancer. Over the past years as my family's battle became bigger so did our team and our donations. It has been, and will continue to be, an honor to be a part of this wonderful event."
Along with the gorgeous winter walk or race, participants also take advantage of free goody bags, sweepstakes, a survivor tribute, and free snowshoe demos from Tubbs (while supplies last). Top team and top individual fundraisers, and top race finishers take home great prizes from sponsors.
Event registration for both individuals and teams is available online for $35 a person before Jan. 28, and $40 the day-of.
New perks for 2010 include the Lil Romper Program, which allows kids 0-12 to register for free or at a discounted rate, and a Premier Registration upgrade option for participants to receive an official Romp to Stomp long sleeve tech-shirt.
Volunteers are needed to help out at pre-registration in Manchester on Friday afternoon, January 29 and on Stratton on Romp day, Saturday, January 30. To volunteer, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call and leave a message with your contact information at the Race for the Cure office at 362-2733.
For more information or to register for the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series, visit www.tubbsromptostomp.com.
For more information on the VT\NH Komen Race for the Cure or Susan G. Komen for the Cure, visit www.vtnhkomen.org.