The 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 the area, and is known for its great vibe and uplifting spirit! Adults and kids alike love our scenic, safe neighborhood course and our extensive after-race festivities. In addition to great food and drink, there's massages for everyone to enjoy after crossing the finish line, courtesy of Massage Envy! Kids love the Sarcoma Stomp too, with face painting, balloon twisting, team mascots, photo booths and fun galore!
Those impacted by sarcoma find comfort and joy in participating with family and friends, alongside others who understand the difficulties of the cancer journey. Participation teams return year after year! We had 45 teams last year! Join in and add to the sea of smiles on the Sarcoma Stomp course! NEW THIS YEAR: DESIGN AND ORDER CUSTOM TEAM SHIRTS!
Who We Help
Monies raised from this fundraiser stay in our community, benefiting Levine Cancer Institute, helping to fund Levine's sarcoma clinical trials and other sarcoma research projects. This directly impacts the lives of local patients, while also helping to advance the science of this complex and severely underfunded cancer. To get more information on our alliance with Levine Cancer Institute and a description of the current research projects we are funding, please click here.
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.
Ways to Participate: 5K Run | 3K Walk | Cheering Crew | Virtual Stomper (New!)
The 5K Run will take participants on a scenic, rolling course through the beautiful neighborhoods of Mammoth Oaks and Lansdowne. 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 the Mammoth Oaks neighborhood.
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, pick up your Sarcoma Stomp shirt, and make some noise for the on-course participants! Enjoy the refreshments and stroll our fabulous event site!
NEW THIS YEAR: VIRTUAL STOMPERS!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 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, and Cheering Crew participants may register as part of a team! Our last Sarcoma Stomp had 45 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.
Please consider volunteering for a pre-race or race day task of your choosing. You can visit the VOLUNTEER TAB after completing your registration transaction.
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.