STRATTON MOUNTAIN - The 11th Annual Tubbs Snowshoe Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer - which benefits the Vermont-New Hampshire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure - kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Stratton Mountain Resort's Nordic Center.

The organizers' goal for this year's event (a choice of a 3 or 5k snowshoe walk or a 3k snowshoes race) is a lofty but attainable one - to break last year's numbers in both participation (850 Rompers) and money raised ($114,000).

North America's largest snowshoe series - there are now seven Romps across the US and two in Canada - the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Series has raised over $2.2 million for breast cancer research and education since its inception. Vermont Rompers have an incredible passion for the cure and have consistently held the position of highest average fund-raising per person of all the Romp events. Stratton Mountain hosted the very first Romp, back in '03, and has since that time brought in $423,520.

With its gorgeous course that leads snowshoers of all ages and abilities through incredibly beautiful wooded trails, the Stratton Romp is a not-to-be-missed event for hundreds of folks. A true family-friendly affair, the Romp encourages Lil Rompers' - kids from 0 to 12 accompanied by a registered adult - to get in on the action, too.

For registration, tips on joining or forming a team or to learn more about sponsoring or supporting the Romp, visit tubbsromptostomp.com.

Since 2003, Tubbs has partnered with the local Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to present the Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series. One-hundred percent of pledges and donations plus event proceeds from the Romp to Stomp benefit the local affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 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 http://www. tubbsromptostomp.com/ to find events and learn how to help stomp out breast cancer one snowshoe step at a time.