How to participate in Cape Crusade
Register via Fundraising: through this page will sign up your team of 5 to fundraise a minimum $1,000 ($200 raised/person) as your registration into the event. This guide is a great help with how to fundraise and garner support: "How to be the most Successful Fundraiser!"
Purchase your Registration: If you would prefer to registering without fundraising, you can pay an entry fee of $500 (+ a $16 processing fee) for your entire team here.
How to register your team:
- ID a team captain to register first
- He or she will be asked to register themselves as an individual
- Next the captain will be able to create the team
- Other 4 members of the team should register and select the team name simultaneously
Cape Crusade is a 26-mile, 5 person team, kiteboarding relay race on Cape Cod to raise funding and support for Athletes 4 Cancer's Camp Koru young survivorship program.
Event Format: Teams of 5 kiters will race 2.5 miles each (one lap) in a relay format to complete the full 26 miles to the finish. All levels are welcome to participate as long as you can ride upwind! We can help you connect with other potential team members to help complete your team for the race.
Dates: Possible dates are May 30/31 or June 6/7 depending on forecast. There will be a 48-hour notice for the event.
Location: Smuggler's Beach in South Yarmouth, Mass
The Beneficiary: Athletes 4 Cancer's Camp Koru
Participants are given the proper tools, professional instruction, and focused encouragement required to take on new challenges, such as – surfing, standup paddling, outrigger canoeing, and snowboarding. The journey is shared with peer survivors also battling cancer challenges and relationships formed at camp. Through the experience, survivors learn to overcome fears and face life's challenges, finding confidence, direction and their positive potential after cancer.
Athletes 4 Cancer provides this experience free to qualified applicants, as the financial burden of cancer is difficult enough to deal with on its own. It costs approximately $1500 to send one survivor through the program - a small investment for a life-transforming experience that also positively impacts friends and family alike.
If you have more questions about Athletes 4 Cancer and Camp Koru, please check out the Athletes 4 Cancer website or you can email the Executive Director directly: tonia (at) athletes4cancer.org.