Monday, March 16, 2009

Romp to Stomp

Oops! I realized that I haven't posted pictures and an update from the Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer! I particpated in the event that was held in Frisco, Colorado, last weekend (March 7th). I spent Friday night at Mat and Abby's house in Denver, and then the three of us got up before dawn on Saturday to drive up there.

When we arrived in Frisco, it was in the low 20s, and, once the sun finished rising, it was actually pretty sunny. There were five Romp to Stomp events this year, and the one in Frisco was the largest. There were approximately 2200 participants there! I haven't yet been able to find any numbers that show how much money was raised, but judging by the number of enthusiastic people that were there, I'd say the event was a success!

This was Mat and me, getting ready to go get our free pancakes!

This is Mat and Abby. In the middle is Abby's friend Connie. Connie didn't snowshoe with us, but she is a breast cancer survivor, so she came to cheer on our group.

Our group did the 3K walk. There was also a 5K (which we simply didn't have time for), and there was a 3K race. The race took place first, so this picture shows the crowds of walkers waiting for the racers to come in across the finish line. It gives a good idea of the fun outfits people dressed up in, and you also get a good view of the beautiful mountains we were snowshoeing near!

The 5K walk officially started at 9:30am. There were so many people that snowshoers were still "starting" the 5K walk about 10 minutes later!
Eventually, the crowds thinned out a little. It was a really laid back event, and in most places along the route, there was plenty of room to step off the trail and rest or take pictures.
I had a really great time, and I'm glad that I participated in this event! I'd love to do it again, and if you live near a Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer, I definitely encourage you to look into doing it next year!

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Glad you had a good time at the Romp! Came across your blog while searching for plugs that the Romp had gotten on websites & in the media.
Looks like you're from the Seattle area? We're hoping to expand the Romp to Washington for 2010!
Wendy Miller
Tubbs Romp to Stomp Director