Q. When is the Ride?
A. The Ride will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019. A Mandatory Ride Meeting will be held at 9 AM. All riders must begin their trail ride between 9:30-10:30 AM.
Q. Where is the Ride?
A. The Ride will be held at the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock, Vermont.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. Last Chance registration rate is in effect, September 1 - October 12, Adults/Survivors $25 and Youth (ages 12-17, must be accompanied by a registered Adult rider)$20. Day of Ride, October 14, registration available, beginning at 8 AM at GMHA: Adults/Survivors $30 and Youth (ages 12-17, must be accompanied by a registered Adult rider) $25. NOTE: Minimum fundraising amounts are due on Event Day. See below under Fundraising FAQ.
NOTE: Online registration will close October 12 at 11 PM.
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 Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure® t-shirt, gift bag, opportunity to buy Raffle Tickets 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 form and mailing it, and corresponding registration fee (see above schedule) to the following address: Komen New England, ATTN VT Ride, 1009A Depot Street, Manchester Center, Vermont 05255.
Q. How long is the Ride?
A. The Ride is a scenic pleasure trail ride at Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock. The length of the ride is somewhere beteen 6-9 miles, depending on Fall trail conditions. If you are unable to ride, you may donate to the event, and/or plan to vounteer and join us on Ride day, October 14. We are always looking for people to volunteer and support our riders!
Q. Are there requirements for Rider and Horse?
A. Yes, up-to-date (within one year of the Ride date) Negative Coggins & Rabies evidence MUST be presented on Ride morning– GMHA requirement – as well as your signature on a GMHA waiver.
Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of any fundraising event depends on support received from volunteers, and the Komen New England Ride is no exception. The are many volunteer opportunities leading up to the day of the Ride - raffle prize solicitation, business sponsorship pursuit, breakfast and lunch supervision - and onsite opportunities on the day of Ride, Monday, Oct. 14.
Please contact Linda Maness if you are interested in volunteering: LManess@komennewengland.org or (802) 362-2733.
Q. Are pet and strollers allowed at the event?
A. Pets, other than your Horse, are prohibited from the event.
Q. What if it rains?
A. Komen New England 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. Does the Komen Ride for the Cure® require fundraising?
A. Yes, riders are required to fundraise. For 2019, we have continued to maintain the 2018 minimum levels of fundraising to allow the Ride to be more accessible to those interested in taking part. Adults/Survivors Minimum fundraising level: $150 and Youth (ages 12-17) Minimum fundraising level: $75. Remember, your registration fee will be applied to your minimum. Minimum fundraising amounts are due on the day of the Ride.
Q. Does the money raised stay right here in our community?
A. Yes! Up to 75 % of the net income from the Ride stays in the Komen New England local service area to address gaps in access to affordable breast cancer care and provide access to screenings and treatment. The remaining 25% of net income supports groundbreaking breast cancer research.
Q. Where do I send donations?
A. Donations (do not send cash - please put into a check or money order) may be sent to the Vermont office at: Komen New England, Attn. VT Ride, 1009A Depot Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255. Checks and Money orders should be made payable to: Komen New England, with the memo: VT Ride, and the riders name. Any and all donations not made online, and not sent by mail, should be brought to the Ride on October 14!
Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
A. All donations made on your behalf that are received by October 12, 2019 will be credited to your fundraising total, this includes donations entered online through your Participant Center, and then brought to the Ride. Donations received or entered online after Oct. 12 will not be counted towards a fundraising prize. Please contact Linda Maness if you are not sure how to enter donations through your Participant Center: LManess@komennewengland.org or (802) 362-2733. Komen Vermont Ride fundraising will continue through October 31st.
Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
A. Your fundraising prize will be calculated based on the total fundraising dollars you have collected and submitted (online and entered offline) by Oct. 12. Prizes will be award on Ride Day, October 14.