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Thanks runners, walkers, and volunteers for making the 2014 Big Bear Stampede a huge success!
 
Come to the historic Roosevelt Arch entrance to Yellowstone Park.
Run a challenging 5k or 8K at an average elevation of 6,200 feet with climbs to challenge any level!

 

Nick Ricardi has plotted out this course AND HE PROMISES IT IS A CHALLENGE FOR ANYONE!

 

We are excited to announce that the 2014 Big Bear Stampede will be part of the Race the Absaroka-Beartooth Fun Run Series.  The series consists of the following races:

 

Sept 5 Night Owl Run Livingston
Sept 20 Big Bear Stampede Gardiner
Sept 21 The Nitty Gritty Half Marathon & Relay Red Lodge
Oct 4 Stillwater Fun Run, 5k, 10k Stillwater
Oct 11 Raw Deal 3m, 6m McLeod

 

Please visit http://www.abwilderness.org/fun-run-series for more details on the race series.

 

We promise you a day packed with challenge, amazing views, fun, and a great breakfast and adventure filled day after your run! AND YOU can help raise awareness of depression as a life-threatening illness.

 

Make sure to join us Friday night for a pre-race dinner and for our guest speaker Victoria Maxwell.

 

Friday evening’s events will be held at the Gardiner School (510 Stone Street).  The pasta dinner starts at 5pm.  Dinner is $10 per person…$5 for kids 6-12…free for 5 and under.  The dinner cost was not included in the race registration fee for registered runners.  Victoria Maxwell will begin speaking at 630pm.  Victoria’s event is FREE.  Both events are open to runners, family/friends, and members of the local community. 

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MISSION:
 
1. To create awareness that depression can be an acute illness which needs to lose the stigma that surrounds it. 
**A portion of our funds will go toward Park county educational and Gardiner School and community efforts concerning education of  awareness of depression signs And suicide prevention.  We will work with NAMI and AFSP and Western Montana Mental Health Centers, and the State of Montana’s Suicide prevention plans in this effort. 

 

2. To share the belief that great obstacles can be overcome by a passionately pursuing dreams and by setting goals which stretch  one’s capabilities. 
**This was a belief of Geoff Faerber’s and our goal is to fulfill this by using a portion of the funds to sponsor bringing persons to Gardiner who are facing great obstacles in life: handicaps, cancer, depression, and underprivileged  through Eagle Mount and Western Montana Mental Health Center.

 

3. To have a fun and challenging competitive event in Gardiner Montana that brings the community together and encourages “visitors” to join our cause.

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