Q. When is the Ride?
A. The Ride will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019. Registration and light breakfast refreshments open at 8:00 AM. A mandatory briefing will be held at 9:00 AM. We ask that all riders start the course between 9:30-10:30 AM.
Q. Where is the Ride?
A. The Ride will be held at the Green Mountain Horse Association, 5491 South Road, South Woodstock, Vermont.
Q. Will horses be available for hire at the Ride? Or do I need to bring my own horse?
A. No horses will be for hire. You will need to bring your own mount.
Q. Is there an age requirement?
A. Yes. Riders must be at least 12 years of age, or older. Riders between 12-17 years of age must be accompanied by a Rider of 21 years of age or older.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. A non-refundable fee is required at the time of registration. Adult riders (18 years +) are required to fundraise a minimum of $150 and Young Adult riders are required to fundraise a minimum of $75 by October 14, 2019 in support of their individual participation in the Ride. Your Adult $25 or Youth $20 registration fee will be applied to these fundraising minimums.
Q. Is my registration fee tax-deductible?
A. No, your registration fee helps defray the costs of producing the Ride and is not considered tax-deductible. However, any amount that you choose to donate above the entry fee is tax-deductible.
Q. What is included in the registration fee?
A. You will get a Gift Bag, a Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure® t-shirt, and a great feeling!
Q. How can I register?
A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading this ride registration form and mailing it, and registration fee payable to Komen New England (memo VT Ride), to: Susan G. Komen New England, VT Ride Processing, 1009A Depot Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255.
Q. How will I receive my Ride packet including t-shirt?
A. All gift bags and t-shirts will be given out on site on the day of the Ride.
Q. How long is the Ride?
A. GMHA personnel will announce the pleasure ride options, based on trail conditions, on the morning of the event.
Q. Will there be food available at the Ride?
A. Yes, light breakfast refreshments will be made available beginning at 8 AM. Lunch will be provided beginning at 12 PM, for a nominal fee.
Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen Vermont Ride for the Cure® depends on the support we receive from our volunteers in the months leading up to the Ride and on Ride Day. There are many ways you can get involved, for more information. Please contact Vermont Ride Honorary Chair Lois Whidden at email@example.com or call 802-289-2629 OR Komen New England Development Coordinator Linda Maness at LManess@komennewengland.org or 802-362-2733 for volunteer information.
Q. Are pets allowed at the Ride?
A. Pets (other than your mount) are prohibited at the Ride!
Q. What if it rains?
A. Komen holds the right to cancel or change the date or location of the Ride in its sole discretion, including in the circumstance of extreme weather. It is likely, however, that the event will happen rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.
Q. What paperwork/evidence do I need to have with me on the morning of the Komen Vermont Ride for the Cure?
A. A good question! A few important reminders: on the day of the Ride, we will require proof of negative Coggins test and a valid rabies certificate (within 12 months). Additionally, helmets are required at GMHA!
Q. Does the Komen Ride for the Cure® require fundraising?
A. Yes. Adult (18 year +) riders are required to fundraise a minimum of $150. Young Adult (12-17 years) riders are required to fundraise a minimum of $75. The ride registration fee will be applied to these minimums. Riders may make a personal contribtion or solicit donations from employers, friends and family members. We have many fundraising ideas... just ask!
Q. Does the money raised stay right here in our community?
A. Yes! 75% of the net income from the Komen Vermont Ride stays right here in Vermont, and neighboring New Hampshire, to address gaps in access to affordable, quality breast cancer care and provide access to breast cancer screenings and treatment. The remaining 25% of the net income supports Susan G. Komen’s National Grant Research program.
Q. Where do I send donations?
A. You may download a pledge/donation form here and mail the completed form with checks/money orders payable to Komen New England, memo-VT Ride (please do not send cash) to: Susan G. Komen New England, VT Ride Processing, 1009A Depot Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255.
For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check. Checks should include the memo: Vermont Ride
Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
A. All donations on your behalf that are received by October 12th, 2019 will be credited to your fundraising total for prize level awards. Donations received after Oct.12 will count towards your fundraising goal, but not fundraising prizes.
Q. Are there fundraising prizes? When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
A. Yes. Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraiser, as well as those raising $500 or more. Your fundraising prizes are calculated based on the total fundraising dollars you have raised/collected as of October 12th. Prizes will be awarded on the day of the Ride. Prizes are not cumulative.
Q. What are some ways I can fundraise for my team/my individual goal?
A. We have plenty of ideas on our Fundraising Tips page!