The Sarcoma Stomp

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Apr 30, 2016


Charlotte, NC

About This Activity

Who We Are

The Sarcoma Stomp Run/Walk is the signature fundraiser of The Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research. This family-friendly 5K/3K event is one of the best in the area, and is known for its great spirit and vibe! A great 5K featuring performance shirts for participants, as well as custom medals and top-notch prizes for 5K winners!

In addition to great food and drink, there's a massage tent for everyone to enjoy after crossing the finish line, courtesy of Massage Envy! Kids love the Sarcoma Stomp too, with face painting, balloon twisting, games, and activities galore! 

Make sure you stick around for the awards ceremony! In addition to the AWESOME RACE PRIZES AND MEDALS, we will hold an all-participants raffle, including a 1-year membership to Emerald Lake Golf Club, 1-year of free car washes at Wiki, and a 1-night stay at the Ballantyne Hotel!

The Paula Takacs Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  Any donation made to this fundraiser is tax deductible as allowable by law.  Our Tax ID is 27-3336677.

Who We Help

Monies raised from this fundraiser stay in our community, benefiting Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte. The net proceeds of this event help fund two novel sarcoma clinical trials and other sarcoma research projects at LCI. We are proud to partner with this outstanding cancer left.  To get more information on LCI's sarcoma research projects and our funding of their research, please click here.

Online Registration

You can also register in person during Packet Pickup on April 28th or 29th, or at the Sarcoma Stomp.

Performance Shirts for Participants

Performance shirts are guaranteed for registrations through April 27. After that date, shirts will be available as supplies last.  We always do our best to accommodate as many participants as possible!  However, the earlier you register the better chance of getting a shirt, and in the size you prefer!


The Sarcoma Stomp will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 4545 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC.  We thank this unaffiliated house of worship for generously donating their beautiful "backyard" to hold our event, and for the kindness of their staff!!

Ways to Participate:  5K Run | 3K Walk | Cheering Crew

The 5K Run will take participants on a scenic course through the beautiful neighborhoods of Mammoth Oaks and Lansdowne. Please visit the Event Info tab for all of the 5K race details!

The 3K Walk is perfect for a more casual stroll for young families, for catching up on the latest gossip with your BFF, and showing off your creative team shirts and costumes to our spectators!  This walk will take participants through a portion of our 5K course in the Mammoth Oaks neighborhood. Please visit the Event Info tab for all of the 3K walk details!

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 almost 40 teams, dressed in their own custom-designed shirts, boas, tiaras, halos, and funky socks!  Some teams were supporting sarcoma survivors, some where remembering loved ones, 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!


We hope you will fundraise for this important cause, individually and/or as a team. Top individual and team fundraisers will receive a special prize during the awards ceremony.  To start an individual fundraiser and/or team fundraiser, click here.

Volunteering at the Sarcoma Stomp!


Important Details:

  • Should the Sarcoma Stomp be canceled due to extremely inclement weather or other hazardous conditions, we are unable to issue refunds or exchanges. We appreciate your understanding.  Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter so that you'll be on the pulse of all critical/time sensitive race day updates. 
  • 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 more information on the Paula Takacs Foundation, please visit us at

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