Climb the lower bowl at Gillette Stadium to support our veterans. All net proceeds raised will go toward building specially adapted homes for our severely injured post 9/11 veterans.
Dear S4RT Supporters,
We hope you are safe and healthy. We are writing to inform you of the difficult decision to cancel S4RT2020 - Gillette Stadium scheduled for October 4, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stairs4RTroops’ first event was on October 4, 2015, so the upcoming event would have marked the fifth anniversary, a milestone to celebrate. Unfortunately, the global health crisis continues to evolve forcing all of us to adjust our expectations and shift focus during this challenging time. Gillette Stadium, is no longer hosting private events, and Team S4RT feels it is important that we do our part in keeping people safe and curbing the spread of COVID-19 by not hosting a large event that could further spread the virus.
The goal is to be back at Gillette Stadium next spring, and the hope is to announce a date early next year. Since Gillette is unable to provide a date today, we have decided to cancel S4RT 2020 as opposed to another postponement.
If you have already purchased tickets or made donations, you will be receiving an email detailing how to move forward. Registrants in S4RT 2020 will have the option to receive a refund or donate the participant fee and / or donation.
Despite the pandemic, Homes For Our Troops continues to build and donate specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for our most severely injured post-9/11 veterans. This past weekend, Homes For Our Troops presented Marine SSgt Liam Dwyer and his wife, Meghan, with the keys to their specially adapted custom home in Lake Worth, FL. Liam says receiving a specially adapted custom home enables Meghan and him to pursue their dreams. “The possibilities are endless in this new home,” he says. As you may remember, Liam and Meghan came to our stair climb last year. We hope we can still make a donation despite canceling our event.
As always, we appreciate your continued support. We hope you and your loved ones are safe, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021!
Rescheduled until the Fall. Participants can run or walk the lower bowl of Gillette Stadium, 36 sections with 72 stairs per section, while supporting our veterans.
Stairs4RTroops (S4RT) is a 501c3 that runs stair climbing events in stadiums in order to support veteran causes. S4RT's 7th event is October 4th at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. From the previous 6 events, S4RT has been able to donate $244,000 to Homes For Our Troops.
Homes For Our Troops, based in Taunton, MA, has built 290 homes in 42 states for severely injured veterans from post 9/11 wars and conflicts. www.hfotusa.org
The funds raised from this year's event will be used to support the building of a specially adapted home for Massachusetts native Army Sgt. Brandon Korona. Sgt. Korona's home will be located in the Merrimack Valley. Checkout Sgt. Korona and his wife Chelsea' story. https://www.hfotusa.org/building-homes/veterans/korona/
Registration is $35 for anyone 18 and over and $10 for anyone younger than 18. Last year we had over 100 teams participate. Register and or donate at https://runsignup.com/stairs4rtroops2020 See FAQs below for more information.
Part of the success of last six events has been driven by corporate sponsors. There are sponsorship opportunities available at every level. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again S4RT2020 will have a Firefighter wave where firefighters climb the stairs in full gear. In addition, this year S4RT is introducing a wheelchair wave where participants will go around the concourse of the stadium.
Event: Stairs4RTroops 2020 – Gillette Stadium
Location: Gillette Stadium
Time: 8:00 am to 1:30 pm
Waves: Every 15 or 30 mins starting at 10:00 am
Race Day: Registration and sign-in opens at 8 am
Adult (18 and over): $35
Child (17 and younger) $10
Cause: All net proceeds will be donated to Homes For Our Troops www.hftousa.org. HFOT builds homes for severely injured veterans from post 9/11 wars and conflicts. They have built 290 home in 42 states to date with another 1000 to go.
How many stairs do we climb and how long is the race?
Course: CLIMB: Climbing the stairs in the Lower Bowl only. Starting at section 105/106 participants will climb approximately 36 sections.
Most sections have (2) sets of 72 stairs — so 144 stairs per section, however there are a few sections that do not have full sets of stairs.
Approximately 5,184 steps in the lower bowl
How do I setup a Team?
You will be asked when you register if you would like to setup at team. Your team will then be available in a dropdown box for your teammates to select and join.
What wave should I join?
All waves are open to everyone. Firefighters will be starting at the 11 am wave but that wave is still open to the public as well.
Do I need to raise funds?
No. There is no requirement to raise funds. Participants have the option to raise funds and have the option to create a fundraiser when they register. Also, a team can create fundraisers.
Do you allow spectators?
Yes. Spectators are allowed but they must also pay a registration fee.
Do you need volunteers?
Yes. We can always use volunteers. Please register as a volunteer through the registration platform.
Do you give out t-shirts for the event?
Yes. Small through 2XL
Are you looking for sponsors for the event?
Yes. Corporate sponsors are a big component of our fundraising. Please email matt@stairs4RTroops.com with any inquiries.
Will there be food at the event?
The concession stands will be open inside the stadium. Outside the stadium at registration we hope to offer free coffee and other goods depending on donations from our partners.
Please email us with any other questions at email@example.com
Courtesy of Jack Ames