Team S4RT is thrilled to be live, in person this year and can’t wait to see you all on October 30, 2021. To do so, S4RT must follow the health and safety requirements of its host location, both Gillette Stadium and the Town of Foxborough, the State of Massachusetts and the CDC. Following these same guidelines, Gillette Stadium has implemented a series of health and sanitization policies and procedures to keep you safe and comfortable while visiting. In addition to following Gillette Stadium’s requirements for admission, S4RT has a few additional protocols and recommendations.
Although negative tests and proof of vaccinations will not be required, as visitors to Gillette Stadium, everyone participating in S4RT2021 at Gillette Stadium on October 30, 2021 will be required to sign a form on that day before entering the stadium certifying that they haven’t tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or experienced symptoms of COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to the event. This applies whether you will be participating as a climber, a volunteer or a spectator.
This is what else you can expect:
Masks: Per the guidance from the State of Massachusetts and the CDC, face coverings will not be mandatory for guests at Gillette Stadium. However, face coverings are strongly recommended if you are not yet fully vaccinated, and they are encouraged for all. People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system may not be fully protected even if they are fully vaccinated. We want to keep our community and our supporters healthy, and in an effort to promote face coverings, S4RT’s committee and volunteers will wear face coverings during the event.
Hand Sanitizer Stations and Touchless Facilities in Restrooms: Staying healthy and reducing the spread of germs means washing your hands regularly. For your convenience, we will have hand sanitizing stations throughout the stadium. In addition, there will be touchless toilets and sinks in all restrooms.
Social Distancing: We ask that you practice social distancing throughout the event. This includes during registration, the opening ceremony, and the stadium climb.
S4RT’s goal is to host a successful event, where we maximize participation and net proceeds raised to support our veterans while keeping our community healthy. We appreciate your cooperation, and we look forward to seeing you on the 30th!
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.
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 30th 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 316 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 S4RT2021 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 2021 – Gillette Stadium
Location: Gillette Stadium
Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 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 316 homes 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