Romp racers dwindle with high traffic Sat.
March 4, 2013
Saturday’s Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer event drew more than 1,800 participants – and among them, 30 snowshoe racers.
Seventy-four individuals signed up to race, but with slow traffic on the roads up from the Front Range, fewer than half showed up.
“Some didn’t make it or came up late,” Frisco Romp chairperson Joan Davids said. “Some were saying it took two and a half hours to get up from Denver.”
A handful of local racers finished at the top of their respective divisions, such as Colleen Ihnken (Frisco) and McKenna Ramsay (Dillon), who finished first and second in the women’s 13-49 category. Ihnken clocked a 21 minute, 9 second time, while Ramsay, a high school freshman, finished in 21:55.
Breast cancer survivors Lisa Brohaugh (Boulder) and Hollen Ferrendelli (Denver) raced in the 17-person division.
In the women’s 50+ division, Leslie Ramsay of Dillon finished in 24:17. Survivor Diane Groff (Longmont) was just behind her, clocking a 24:46.
Nine men raced in the event, and Logan Ramsay finished top in the 13-49 division, with a 22:11, minutes ahead of second-place finisher Kirk Anderson (Castle Rock), who finished in 25:56.
In the men’s 50+ division, just two racers entered – Jay Alexander (Monument) clocked a 26:50 and Rick Swain (Frisco) finished in 32:13.
Money was still coming in Saturday, but as of mid-afternoon, the total raised was $67,514, which was short of its $125,000 goal. The money goes toward to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a national breast cancer research organization.
The individual who raised the most money was Susan Kober of the Front Range, who pulled in $3,100. Just behind her was Julie Keim, also of the Front Range, who raised $3,050. The team that raised the highest amount was WINOS Colorado (Women in need of support). They put $14,985 in the pot.
Donations are still being accepted via http://www.tubbsromptostomp.com/co.
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