The Sarcoma Stomp

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Apr 28, 2018


Charlotte, NC


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5K Run

$25 $25 Register

3K Walk

$25 $25 Register

Cheering Crew

$25 $25 Register

Virtual Stomper

$30 $30 Register

About This Activity


The April 28th Sarcoma Stomp Run/Walk is the signature fundraiser of The Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research, held in Charlotte since 2011. This family-friendly road race and walk event is one of the best in town, known for its great vibe and uplifting spirit! Adults and kids love our scenic, safe neighborhood course and our extensive event site festivities. We've gone beyond the tasty bananas (compliments of Fresh Market in Strawberry Hill!) and lassoed some delicious, freshly baked breakfast treats and refreshing smoothie samples from our sponsors Great Harvest Bread Company and Smoothie King! Yum! In addition to great food and drink, participants enjoy great music, face painting, tattoos, team mascots, photo booths, corn hole and other fun activities at the sponsor tents!

Those impacted by sarcoma will love participating with their family and friends, and at the same time, feel the comfort of standing in unity with other sarcoma families. Participants and teams return year after year! We had 48 teams last year!  NEW THIS YEAR: DESIGN AND ORDER CUSTOM TEAM SHIRTS!


Help us reach the $1 MILLION mark in sarcoma research funding by participating, donating, fundraising, and volunteering for the Sarcoma Stomp! Monies raised from this fundraiser stay LOCAL, benefiting Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children's Hospital's clinical trials and other sarcoma research projects. This directly impacts the lives of local patients, while advancing the science of this complex and severely underfunded cancer. To get more information about the current research projects we are funding, please click here.

The Paula Takacs Foundation, host of the Sarcoma Stomp, 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.

PARTICIPATE:  5K Run | 3K Walk | Cheering Crew | Virtual Stomper

  • 5K Run:  A scenic, rolling course through the beautiful neighborhoods of Mammoth Oaks and Lansdowne. Gun goes off at 8:00am!
  • 3K Walk: Perfect for a more casual stroll with family and friends!  The walk course will take participants through the Mammoth Oaks neighborhood. 3K starts right after the 5K at 8:00am.
  • Handicapped or under treatment: Our friends at Speed for Need will happily push you in a specialized racing chair! You can participate with your family and friends in either the 5K Run or 3K Walk (chairs are on an as-available basis, so register and reserve a chair early)!
  • Cheering Crew: Great for those who just want to hang out and support the event! Help make some noise at the finish line, enjoy the refreshments and stroll our fabulous event site!
  • Virtual Stomper: Live out of town? Local but just can't make it to the Sarcoma Stomp? Still want to support sarcoma research and get a shirt mailed to your doorstep? Then this option is for you! (Remember, if you will be coming to the Sarcoma Stomp to cheer and support, please register as Cheering Crew, not a Virtual Stomper. Virtual Stompers are those supporters who will not be attending the Sarcoma Stomp.)


5K Run, 3K Walk, Cheering Crew and Virtual participants may register as part of any teamOur last Sarcoma Stomp had 48 teams, dressed in their own custom-designed shirts, tiaras, tutus, and funky socks!  Some teams were supporting sarcoma survivors, some where remembering loved ones, while others were groups of co-workers or friends.  We love teams of all size!


We need YOU! We hope you will choose to fundraise, to help develop new sarcoma treatments and advance research! Top fundraisers will receive a special prize during the awards ceremony.  You do not have to be a Sarcoma Stomp participant to fundraise. To start a fundraiser, click here.


Please consider volunteering for a pre-race or race day task of your choosing. You can visit the VOLUNTEER TAB at any time to select from the available opportunities and time slots.

Important Reminders

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 we ask that you let them greet you upon your return from our event. Of course service dogs, therapy dogs, and the like are certainly welcome to attend. Our insurance coverage mandates these restrictions. Thanks for your understanding!

For more information on the Paula Takacs Foundation, please visit us at

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