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TFT 8 Wraps Up…


The heat had the Jeeps looking for water…


14 August 2016: The final day of the Topless for Tatas trail runs wrapped up as the record heat continued. Was another fun day guiding a fantastic group, this time splitting our time between both sides of the park so there was plenty of mud and water to play in. Everyone went home with muddy Jeeps and big smiles, a great ending to the annual charity event at Rausch Creek…



Getting out on the Trail at TFT8…


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First day on the trail was awesome…


13 August 2016: A great day out on the trail today as the 8th annual Topless for Tatas groups lined up and spread out into Rausch Creek Off-Road Park for the first day of trail runs. Guided our group on the Northeast side today, where everyone got a taste of the various terrain types on the property. It turned out to be one of the hottest days on record in the part of PA, but despite the heat we had good fun …



TFT 8 Vendor Show Opens…


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The 8th Annual Topless for Tatas event opened to great weather…


12 August 2016: A beautiful summer day greeted attendees arriving for the opening of this years Topless for Tatas event. The nice weather made it a perfect time to visit the vendors and get a few items for the Jeep. We all hope it holds up this nicely for the trail days …



On the Road to TFT 8…


Heading to Rausch Creek for the 8th Annual Topless for Tatas…


11 August 2016: Back in the U.S. and headed west to Rausch Creek in PA for this year’s Topless for Tatas charity wheeling event. Looking forward to trail guiding for this great cause once again …


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THIS MONTH:

Will be heading out to Rausch Creek for the 8th annual Topless for Tatas Charity Wheeling Event at Rausch Creek off-road park 12-14 August. TFT brings together off-roaders from all over to raise awareness about Breast Cancer and raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Last year over 700 vehicles participated, raising over $30,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation …


COMING UP SOON:

Navigation Training for the Rebelle Rally in Reno NV, focusing on basic map and compass skills, plotting and route planning…


Advanced training in desert driving techniques with Rod Hall Drive at their location on the outskirts of Reno NV …


ABOUT TOPLESS FOR TATAS:


Topless For Tatas began in 2009 when 65 4×4’s joined Chantelle Kern at Rausch Creek Off-road park to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, starting the tradition that continues today. Last year over 700 vehicles attended, raising more than $30,000 that was donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). The funds are used to assist researchers and doctors working to find a cure. Topless for TATAs is a charitable organization, run entirely by volunteers, and all proceeds from the event, raffle and merchandise sales are donated directy to the BCRF…


ABOUT RAUSCH CREEK:


Rausch Creek Off Road Park is devoted to providing a fun, legal place for off-road enthusiasts to go four-wheeling. The park consists of almost 3,000 acres of easy, intermediate, and difficult trails featuring rocks, bowls, hills, club friendly trails, and free, on-site camping. The park is located in Pine Grove, in Schuylkill County, the heart of the anthracite Coal Region of Eastern Pennsylvania. It can be reached by Interstate 81 (exit 107, south via Route 209) or Interstate 78 (exit 13, north via PA-501).



Pine Grove, PA
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