WINHALL, Vt. – Komen New England Snowshoe for the Cure will be held on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at the Sun Bowl, of presenting sponsor, Stratton Mountain, Vt. Snowshoe for the Cure is a family-friendly event with fun for everyone, including a kids’ snowshoe dash.
Snowshoe for the Cure allows Komen New England to support thousands of local families through funding for critical breast care services and groundbreaking research. Participants can race or walk as part of a team, or as an individual, or volunteer, donate, or become a supporting sponsor to help Komen reach its bold goal of reducing breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the United States by 2026.
As in past years, Snowshoe for the Cure will kick-off at Stratton’s Sun Bowl Base Area at 9 a.m. with a friendly, competitive 3K Snowshoe Race, with prizes awarded to the top three female and male racers and the top three survivors. There are two non-competitive Snowshoe Walks (a 3K and a 5K).
There is also a free Snowshoe Dash for 5 and younger set, so be sure to bring the kids. No snowshoe experience is required! As a matter of fact, snowshoes aren’t even required; free loaner snowshoes will be available from Official Snowshoe Partner Tubbs Snowshoes, Inc. (while supplies last). All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt.
Individual and team fundraising is encouraged. Local sponsor Von Bargen’s (in Stratton Village) has donated an amazing prize for the Top Overall Fundraiser: an 18-karat yellow gold ‘Tubbs’ style snowshoe charm, designed and handmade in their Vermont studio, on an 18-karat yellow gold, 18″ chain equipped with a lobster clasp. Additional fundraising awards will be made to individuals raising $250 or more for the event. The top fundraising teams will be recognized as well.
There will be Komen merchandise for sale, as well as a raffle with gift certificates and Vermont products.
New this year, a Packet Pick Up party to be held at Black Bear Lodge at Stratton Mountain Resort, Saturday, Jan. 20, 4-7 p.m. Pre-registered participants can pick up bib and t-shirt; new registrations will be taken. Donations may be dropped off. All donations received by 6 p.m. on Saturday count towards fundraising awards. There will be appetizers, music, and a cash bar. Do plan on coming to meet fellow snowshoers. You don’t want to miss out this fun! To register online through Friday, Jan. 19, visit www.komennewengland.org. To volunteer or get more information, call Linda at 802-362-2733.