It was 7 degrees Fahrenheit when I arrived at the Nordic Center at Steven’s Pass. The air was crisp and I was happy we had tons of work to do to set up the stage for the 2014 Tubbs Romp to Stomp as it would keep us warm. I was excited to meet the Tubbs team. We swiftly erected the tents, unpacked several hundred pairs of snowshoes and we were ready to roll.
Few hours later participants of the Romp started arriving. I had the honor of staffing one of the registration tents and distribute the bibs and goody bags. It was very inspiring to meet the enthusiastic crowd, all in pink, and especially THE SURVIVORS. I could not believe how many people showed up despite the chilling temperatures.
I then represented our team – K2Stompers –in the 5K snowshoe walk. I was very grateful to all my friends for supporting my team and helping me raise over $700.00 to support a great cause. I stomped for all these brave women and men who fought and are currently fighting breast cancer. I stomped for my patients who taught me so much about life. I stomped for a cure!
Yes, it was not about backcountry that day. It was about togetherness, friendships, families, love and hope. I felt inspired and grateful I can be a part of such a special event. Thank you Tubbs for making it possible!