Press Release – The planning committee for the annual Way Out Women (WOW) Relay, a cross-country state-to-state relay ride on snowmobiles – with proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, announced that unfortunately, the relay will not be happening in 2006.
As the process of signing up riders for the 2006 WOW Relay evolved, the planning committee noticed a strong response from riders in some states and unfortunately no response from riders in many other states. As the registration deadline drew closer, it became increasingly clear that it was going to be difficult, if not impossible to orchestrate a successful and continuous state-to-state relay in 2006.
“With such a lack of applicants, the core format and mission of this event was not going to work this year – and none of us wanted that to happen,” said Marlys Knutson, External Relations Manager of Polaris Industries and Chairwoman of the WOW planning committee. “This was a very difficult decision to make, but in the interest of preserving the future integrity of this important event, we felt it was the right thing to do.” The WOW Relay will continue across Canada and all riders have been selected.
“The good news is we will attempt to do another WOW Relay in 2007 and the committee is getting a head-start on recruiting riders beginning now,” added Knutson. All women riders who are interested in being a part of a snowmobile ride of a lifetime that supports a great cause are encouraged to call 763- 542-0576 or go to www.polarisindustries.com under the Riders area for more information.