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THE RACE- In this exciting event, contestants race from the base of Aspen Mountain all the way to the top. They will climb 3,267 vertical feet – over 2.5 miles uphill and at night! Racers climb at their own pace using their own lighting and non-motorized equipment like Kahtoola Microspikes, climbing skins, or other gear. All physical abilities and ages are welcome to participate! When racers and supporters reach the summit, dinner will be provided by The Little Nell along with live music, a raffle with great prizes, and awards presented by liver recipient and Olympic Bronze Medalist Chris Klug. All participants will receive an amazing racer bag and top fundraisers and top racers will receive special prizes!
THE CHRIS KLUG FOUNDATION- Founded in 2003 by liver transplant recipient and Olympic Medalist snowboarder Chris Klug, the Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) is dedicated to promoting lifesaving donation and improving the quality of life for donors, donor families, organ transplant candidates and recipients. CKF is passionate about sharing the message of donation, and educating people on the impact that one person can have on the lives of many others. More than 115,000 people are currently on waiting lists for organ transplants across the United States and on average 22 people die each day waiting for an organ. CKF is devoted to making a difference to those waiting for a second chance, and is working to help promote the message of organ donation. Through its grassroots initiative, Donor Dudes, CKF is also working with young people around the nation, providing donor awareness materials and information for Donor Dudes events on high schools and college campuses nationwide. People everywhere are touched by organ donation and transplantation, and it is our mission to help spread the word in a fun, engaging way. The Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Aspen, Colorado. Please, make a decision to be an organ & tissue donor and be sure to share that decision with your family.
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