2019 Race Nets $21,000 for ESSC

This year’s 46th running of the Red Parka Challenge Cup back in March was the biggest fundraising total the race has had to date. The dual giant slalom race held at Attitash Mountain Resort had 106 racers compete this year, raising $21,000 for the Eastern Slope Ski Club Junior Program.

“Our efforts keep going up, with this year’s fundraising total exceeding last year’s record year of $15,245,” said Laura Lemieux, the newly appointed committee chairperson for the Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup. “Racers are doing a great job at doing fundraising on their own, something we started for the 2018 race year.”

Racer registration fees all go toward ESSC and racers can also fundraise upon registering using PledgeReg, which ties into the online race registration. Those efforts along with the infamous $20 “full wing span” raffle held at the Bib Draw and Awards Ceremony, helped make the committee’s fundraising goal of $20,000.

“ESSC is so grateful for the Red Parka Race and all of its support for our cause,” said Stefan Karnopp, both Challenge Cup committee member and board member for ESSC. “These funds go directly to assisting the 600-plus elementary-aged students that participate annually in the Junior Program.”

At the conclusion of this year’s race, Terry O’Brien, owner of the Red Parka Pub and long-time chairperson of the race committee, announced she was stepping down from the race. The committee elected Lemieux at the committee’s wrap-up meeting to take over for the 2020 race. Lemieux, Director of Marketing for Settlers Green, has been a committee member since 2013.

Next year’s race is scheduled for March 20, 2020 at Attitash Mountain Resort.

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Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup Plans to “Bump It Up” This Year With New Fundraising Strategies

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The Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup Committee is setting a tone this year for the running of the 45th Annual Challenge Cup Race, taking place on March 16, 2018. The committee is looking to shatter its fundraising goal of $10,000 and “bump it up” to $15,000 this year. The race, which is held at Attitash Mountain Resort, is the second largest fundraising event for the Eastern Slope Ski Club, a nonprofit that provides ski equipment and helps in ski development programs in the Mt. Washington Valley.

The committee plans to reach its goal through new fundraising strategies including a PledgeReg, where racers can raise additional funds beyond the racing fee to compete for prizes. The race fee is $65 in advance and registration takes place online at skireg.com. Racers can opt-in for the PledgeReg and those that raise $300 or more will have their race fee waived. Individuals or teams are both eligible to compete for separate grand prizes for raising the most money.

Keeping with its theme, “Bump It Up” will be the race slogan this year and the committee is working on new race swag for spectators and racers to purchase during the event. Proceeds from merchandise sales would go to the cause.

In addition, the Bib Draw Night which takes place on Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. is open to the public and includes a ton of raffles. All pub patrons are eligible to enter the raffle.

“We want to make it accessible for everyone to experience the fun of the Red Parka Race, and a lot of that happens off the hill,” said Terry O’Brien owner of the Red Parka Pub and Event Director. “So, even if you can’t race this year, you can stop by the pub on the night before The Cup and contribute to the cause!”

The Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup Race is a 21+ race. The registration fee is $65 and includes a lift ticket, guaranteed two runs on the course, an official race hat, a raffle ticket and a free dinner at the Awards Ceremony served by the Red Parka Pub in Ptarmigan’s Pub after racing concludes. Registration will open after the holidays and a link can be found on redparkapub.com. Race day registration is $75.

Of course this event would not be possible without donations from its sponsors including its major sponsors Attitash Mountain Resort, Budweiser, Crest Auto World, Hurricane Racing, Locust Street Dental Center, Marblehead Graphics, P1 Timing, Pepsi, Settlers Green, SkiChair.com, Southern Wine & Spirits of New England, Sport Thoma, Story Land, and Valley Originals. If your business is interested in becoming a sponsor or donating an auction item, please contact Jimmy Yamartino or Terry O’Brien at the Red Parka Pub at 603-383-4344.

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Online Registration is Open!

The countdown is on for the 44th Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup at Attitash Mountain Resort! This is a 21+ event for male and female racers.

Register Now

It is a requirement to complete an Attitash Release Form at Bib pick-up on the day of the event. Racing begins at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 17!

For information about race divisions and the team competition, click here.

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2017 Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup

The 44th Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup will be held on March 17, 2017 at Attitash Mountain Resort.

New this year, registration will be online only (coming soon). Racers must register by March 14 to be eligible for the Bib Draw event at the Red Parka Pub on Thursday, March 16. Early registration is $65 and Race Day registration is $75. All registrations include a full-day lift ticket to Attitash, a raffle ticket, two beer 50 cent beer tickets, access to the awards ceremony and food buffet, as well as two guaranteed runs on the course.

We’d like to thank Jamie Gemmiti for giving us permission to use two images from the 2016 race that are going to be this year’s poster images. Stay tuned for the unveiling!

PhotoCredit: Jamie Gemmiti

Photo Credit: Jamie Gemmiti

PhotoCredit: Jamie Gemmiti

Photo Credit: Jamie Gemmiti

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Racers ready?

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Up for the challenge? Calling all photographers!

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PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED: We are looking for the money shot this year! Bring your camera to this year’s event and post your best one of the day after the race to this page. The RPPCC Committee will put your best image to a vote and it will be used as next year’s image on the Challenge Cup poster! Photo credit to you will be noted to make it official.

Post here: https://www.facebook.com/redparkapubchallengecup/

Note: please be sure to make the setting on your posted image visible to Everyone on Facebook.

Let’s see what you got!

 

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PSA from the Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup Committee: Raise It Up!

 

Raise it up! That’s what the Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup Committee is calling for this year as the 43rd annual running of this dual, pro-style GS race approaches. The Committee met on Monday, February 22, and unanimously decided it’s time for the ladies to raise the hardware, too. Starting at this year’s race, the outright winner of the Men’s Division and Women’s Division will hoist a silver Paul Revere cup at the awards ceremony.

Additionally, three female racers will be inducted into the Challenge Cup Hall-of-Fame, which is on display at the Red Parka Pub in Downtown Glen. The induction will take place on Thursday, March 17, during the Bib Draw on the eve of Race Day.

Sticking to the theme, this year’s race is on track to raising more money than any other year with the help of two additional major sponsors for the 2016 race including nearby Story Land as well as Locust Street Dental Center, based out of Dover, New Hampshire. The two join the extensive list of sponsors for the 43rd annual dual GS race taking place at Attitash Mountain Resort on Friday, March 18. Additional major sponsors include Attitash Mountain Resort, Budweiser, Crest Auto World, Hurricane Racing, Marblehead Graphics, P1 Timing, Pepsi, Settlers Green Outlet Village, SkiChair.com, Southern Wine & Spirits of New England, Sport Thoma and Valley Originals.

“With their support, we hope to break a fundraising goal of $10,000 during this year’s race,” said Terry O’Brien, Race Director and Owner of the Red Parka Pub. “All proceeds from the race go to the Eastern Slope Ski Club, which supports youth ski development programs in the Mt. Washington Valley.”

Male and female racers can register to compete at the Red Parka Pub or online at redparkapub.com or redparkapubchallengecup.com. This is a 21+ event.


The Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup is the longest-running, pro-style dual giant slalom ski race in the United States. Considered the premier New England Amateur ski race, the RPPCC attracts some of the best racers in the region. All proceeds from the race benefit the Eastern Slopes Ski Club, a local organization that funds youth skiing in the Mt. Washington Valley in New Hampshire.

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43rd Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup Set For March 18 at Attitash

Racers get ready for the 43rd Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup to support the Eastern Slope Ski Club, taking place at Attitash Mountain Resort on Friday, March 18.

Both men and women skiers are welcome to compete. This is a 21+ race. The registration fee is $65 in advance or $75 on race day and includes a lift ticket, guaranteed two runs on the course, an official race hat, a raffle ticket and a free dinner at the Awards Ceremony served by the Red Parka Pub in Ptarmigan’s Pub after racing concludes. Registration forms are available at the Red Parka Pub in Downtown Glen or online at redparkapub.com and here.

Last year, the Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup raised $8000 for ESSC through proceeds from race entries, raffle entries and live auction items. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or donating an auction item, please contact Terry O’Brien at 603-383-4344.

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Crest Auto World Signs On As Major Event Sponsor

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We are pleased to announce Crest Auto World has come on board as a major sponsor of this year’s 42nd Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup. Other new sponsors include Gosling’s Rum and Sport Thoma Ski Shop.

This has been a very exciting planning season for this year’s race, taking place on Friday, March 20, at Attitash Mountain Resort. Two weeks ago, the Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup Committee pledged $500 to Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence and $10 of each female racers registration fee to the non-profit’s Project Purple Ribbon. In addition, we’ll name a male and female Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup Champion with official Silver Bowl for each champion and a Perpetual Trophy for each.

Ladies and gentlemen, you will  not want to miss this year’s event, get registered today!

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Challenge Cup Committee Pledges $500 To Starting Point Services for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence

The Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup Committee met on Monday, February 9, and made the decision to donate $500 of this year’s funds raised from the Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup race to Starting Point Services for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence. In addition, $10 from every female registered racers fee will go to the cause.

Fittingly, the Committee agreed that this year’s race hats–which all registered racers and race crew members receive–will be purple, which is the symbolic color for domestic violence awareness.

Registration is now open to all male and female ski racers, age 21+. The 42nd Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup Race takes place at Attitash Mountain Resort on Friday, March 20.

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