It’s a Race to Beat Cancer at Cranmore

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 26 2005 - 10:14 AM

NORTH CONWAY, New Hampshire ??” Cranmore Mountain Resort, North Conway’s mountain of choice, will be hosting the American Cancer Society’s twenty-eighth annual Race to Beat Cancer on Sunday, February 13. The race is a fundraiser dedicated to cancer survivors: past, present and future. The proceeds raised will fund research and education to help battle cancer.

“This unique event allows participants to enjoy the mountain activities at Cranmore while at the same time assist the American Cancer Society in their efforts with the battle against cancer,” said Ben Wilcox, General Manager at Cranmore. “Each year more than a hundred racers come out and raise over $20,000 in just one day.”

The Race to Beat Cancer will be a fun day of skiing and riding for all ages and abilities in a NASTAR race format. Tubing enthusiasts can also join in the action as timed races will be held in the Wild Cherry Pepsi Grand Prix Tubing Park. Event participants must make a minimum contribution of $50 and will receive an all-day lift ticket. Prizes will be awarded for raising the most money and trophies will be presented for the best race times on the course. Non-racers can also participate by sponsoring a racer.

Registration is from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. at Cranmore’s Arlberg Lodge. Start time for the race is 10 a.m. and the awards ceremony is slated for 1 p.m.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through prevention, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

To learn more about the American Cancer Society, visit For more information about Cranmore Mountain Resort, call 1-800-SUN N SKI (786-6754) or visit