Who We Are
The signature fundraiser for The Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research is the Sarcoma Stomp 5K Run/3K Walk. Monies raised from this fundraiser will stay in our community, benefiting the Paula Takacs Sarcoma Research Fund at the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte. This family-friendly event also provides a special opportunity to honor survivors and those lost to sarcoma in our community, and is known for its great spirit and vibe!
The Paula Takacs Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Any donation made in addition to (or in lieu of) a race registration is 100% tax deductible. Our Tax ID is 27-3336677.
Who We Help
The net proceeds of this event will be donated to Levine Cancer Institute for sarcoma research. Researchers at LCI will be analyzing tissue samples in sarcoma patients across the Levine Cancer Institute network to identify unique biomarkers. The goal is to use this data to develop a clinical trial at LCI for sarcoma patients that will improve the lives and outcomes of these patients. It costs about $1,500 to run a biomarker panel of a sarcoma patient's tumor tissue sample. It costs $300,000-500,000 to execute a clinical trial. With your generosity, both of these critical initiatives are in our sights at the Levine Cancer Institute.
Online registration closes April 15th at 10pm. But don't fret if you can't make up your mind until the last minute! You can also register (for an additional $5 charge for over age 12 only) during Packet Pickup on April 16th or 17th, or the morning of the Sarcoma Stomp beginning at 7:00am.
Event shirts are guaranteed for registrations through April 12th. After that date, registrants will recieve shirts on a first come-first served basis. We will do our best to accommodate as many of our supporters as possible!
BE ONE OF THE FIRST 200 REGISTRANTS (1 PER FAMILY PLEASE) AND RECEIVE A FREE GO PLAY SAVE COUPON BOOK! We will email you if you are one of these lucky people; you can pick up your book at either Packet Pickup on April 16 or 17th, or at the April 18th event.
The Sarcoma Stomp will be held this year at Christ Lutheran Church, 4545 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC. We thank this house of worship for generously donating their beautiful "backyard" to hold our event, as our previous park site is still closed for construction.
5K Run.3K Walk.Cheering Crew
The 5K Run will take participants on a lollipop-shaped course through the beautiful neighborhoods of Mammoth Oaks and Lansdowne, behind Christ Lutheran Church. Runners will be timed using the latest Chrono-Track chip system that is affixed partcipants' bibs. Finish times will be accessible via the free Queen City Timing App shortly after the race!
The 3K Walk is perfect for a more casual stroll for young families, for catching up on the latest gossip with your BFF, or showing off your creative team shirts and costumes to our spectators! It will take participants through a portion of our 5K course in the Mammoth Oaks neighborhood.
Can't participate in the 5K Run or 3K Walk but would still like to come out and support the event? Register for the Cheering Crew and receive a Sarcoma Stomp event shirt that you can wear while making some noise for the on-course participants!
5K Run, 3K Walk, and Cheering Crew participants may register as part of a team! Our last Sarcoma Stomp had over 35 teams, dressed in their own custom-designed shirts, boas, tiaras, halos, and funky socks! Some teams were supporting sarcoma survivors, while others were groups of co-workers or friends. We hope that teams of any size will come out to run or walk, take a special team photo, and show their spirit to the crowd! Teams that raise more than $1,000 will be eligible for a special raffle prize during the awards ceremony.
We all love our 4-legged, tail-wagging family members, but please leave them at home. Our insurance coverage requires this. Thanks for your understanding.
For additional details on the 5K Run, 3K Walk and Cheering Crew, please review below.
7:00am - 8:00am Registration
8:00am 3K Walk Start
8:30am 5K Run Start
Should the Sarcoma Stomp be canceled due to extremely inclement weather, we are unable to issue refunds or exchanges. We appreciate your understanding. Please visit our Facebook or Twitter for all critical/time sensitive race day updates. For general information about the Sarcoma Stomp, please visit sarcomastomp.org.
Kids LOVE the Stomp!
Kids love the Sarcoma Stomp too! We have plenty of surprises in store this year! Sir Purr from 8-9am! Games! Food! Activities! Raffle Prizes!
Volunteering at the Sarcoma Stomp!
PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING FOR A PRE-RACE OR RACE TASK OF YOUR CHOOSING. YOU CAN VISIT THE "VOLUNTEER" TAB (SCROLL UP; SEE LAST TAB ON THE RIGHT) AFTER COMPLETING YOUR REGISTRATION TRANSACTION. YOU CAN ALSO LOG IN TO YOUR RUN SIGN UP ACCOUNT LATER AND GO STRAIGHT TO THE VOLUNTEER TAB TO SIGN UP FOR A VOLUNTEER TASK OF YOUR CHOICE. WE COULDN'T DO THIS EVENT WITHOUT OUR AWESOME VOLUNTEERS! THANKS!
For more information on the Paula Takacs Foundation, please visit us at http://paulatakacsfoundation.org.
For directions to the 2015 Sarcoma Stomp event, please visit Google Maps - Christ Lutheran Church.
4545 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
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Christ Lutheran Church
4545 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
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