Aiming to top last year’s 5,558 participants and more than $325K contributed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series is lining up seven events in North America for 2011. With a series-wide fundraising goal of $350K for 2011, the Tubbs Romp to Stomp hopes to hit the $1.5 Million mark in contributions to fight breast cancer.
In the partnership with national sponsors such as Tubbs Snowshoes, Snowshoes.com and Outside TV, the Romp to Stomp offers a fun, family-friendly way to get active this winter with a 3k or 5k snowshoe walk or a 3k snowshoe run.
Participants can choose from seven spectacular locations at New Jersey’s Mountain Creek Resort; Vermont’s Stratton Mountain Resort; Utah’s Mountain Dell Golf Course; Washington’s Stevens Pass Nordic Center, Ontario’s Scenic Caves, Oregon’s Mt Hood; or Colorado’s Frisco Nordic Center.
The cost for early online registration is $25 per person or $40 for onsite registration, (available at most sites). Each event will feature goodie bags for all participants, a sweepstakes and a breast cancer survivor tribute, and a grand prize awarded to the single largest individual fundraiser.
“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 the 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 two 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.”
January 22: Mountain Creek Resort, Vernon, N.J.
January 29: Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton, Vt.
February 5: Mountain Dell Golf Course, Salt Lake City, Utah
February 12: Stevens Pass Nordic Center, Wash.
February 19: Scenic Caves, Ontario
February 26: Mt Hood, Ore.
March 5: Frisco Nordic Center, Frisco, Colo.
For more information about the Romp to Stomp Series, visithttp://tubbsromptostomp.com.