SEATTLE. Wash. – October 30, 2012 – The Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series® invites snowshoers of all levels and ages to be a part of the largest snowshoe series in North America. Registration is now open for all nine event locations for the 2013 season. The decade-old series has raised more than $2.2 million for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in support of breast cancer education and research.
Romp to Stomp enthusiast, Velma Hodge of New Jersey, has set a goal to participate in every Romp location in the US over the next couple of years. Hodge has already accomplished over half her goal. “My cancer journey helped me be better at setting and achieving goals. This is one that I am committed to. In some small way I can give back or help someone else who may be starting out on their cancer journey by raising some funds or showing them that if I can do it, then they can too,” said Hodge.
Romp participants can look forward to joining the festive, family-friendly fun on the groomed 3k or 5k snowshoe courses. Each event will feature goody bags for all participants, great giveaways, survivor tributes, and prizes for top racers and fundraisers. Free demo snowshoes will also be offered by Tubbs Snowshoes on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Tubbs Romp to Stomp encourages the whole family to get involved with the Lil Romper program, offering a discounted registration fee for kids ages 6-12, free registration for Lil Bitty Rompers 0-5, and the Lil Romper Dash for Rompers 12-years-old and under.
Participants can choose from a 3k or 5k snowshoe walk or a 3k snowshoe race in the following locations:
January 19: Mountain Creek Resort, NJ
January 26: Stratton Mountain Resort, VT
February 2: Stevens Pass Nordic Center, WA
February 9: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, MN
February 9: Mt. Hood, OR
February 9: Scenic Caves, ON, Canada
February 23: Quinn’s Junction, Park City, UT
March 2: Frisco Nordic Center, CO
March 2: Mt. Seymour, BC, Canada
Snowshoers who register early will save up to $15 off of registration fees with the special “Early Bird” rate. Those who want to get involved but can’t make it to an event can register for “Snowed in for the Cause,” a fun way to fundraise and feel like a part of the Romp.
For more information or to register for the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series, please visit www.tubbsromptostomp.com.
About Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series®
Since 2003, Tubbs has partnered with the local Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (since 2008) to present the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series®. The series seeks to introduce people of all ages to the social and health benefits of snowshoeing while raising funds for breast cancer awareness, education, and research. The largest snowshoe series in the world, the Tubbs Romp to Stomp™ continues to grow every year, attracting participants of all levels with free Tubbs demos, great snowshoe trails, and a fun atmosphere. Visit www.TubbsRompToStomp.com to find events and learn how you can help stomp out breast cancer one snowshoe step at a time.
NOTE: As a National Partner of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Tubbs Snowshoes will donate 100% of the donations of each U.S. Romp to Stomp event; and all event proceeds, less event costs and expenses, to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and its participating Affiliates in 7 US markets, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $100,000.
About Tubbs Snowshoes
Tubbs Snowshoes is a leading manufacturer of lightweight, versatile snowshoes for men, women and children with patented binding and crampon systems that simplify and enhance performance for backcountry exploration, day hiking, trail walking, fitness and kids. Founded in 1906, Tubbs Snowshoes is recognized as the sport's pioneer with a heritage of technological innovation, and market development initiatives that promote winter adventure, exercise and family fun, including the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Snowshoe Series®. Visit www.tubbssnowshoes.com to learn more and to browse snowshoes from the global leader in snowshoeing.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries. Visit komen.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
As the leading national volunteer-based organization dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation works collaboratively to fund, support and advocate for relevant and innovative breast cancer research; meaningful education and awareness programs; early diagnosis and effective treatment; and a positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer. The Foundation has a central office and four regional offices – BC/Yukon, Prairies, Ontario, and Atlantic – each allocating funds for programs unique to regional needs and priorities.