The Race Goes On...
The 2020 Race to Winterize will span four long weekends from late October through mid December. Volunteers are invited to join the Tipi Raisers and work alongside Lakota tribal workers to help prepare families on Pine Ridge for the upcoming winter.
In order to keep the people of Pine Ridge -and our volunteers- safe we will have stringent Covid-19 Safety Protocols in place for this year's Race to Winterize, including limiting the numbers of volunteers that use our lodging. There will be two lodging options this year:
Tipi Raisers Base Camp on Pine Ridge
Our numbers for lodging at our base camp each weekend are limited to eight people. Spots available through registration on a first come, first served basis. To see if lodging for your preferred weekend is available please Contact Us.
You may also join the Race while providing for your own lodging accommodations in nearby hotels just off of the reservation. Contact Us for more information and the registration link for this option.
Race to Winterize activities include cutting and delivering firewood, repairing homes damaged in storms (including windows, roofing and siding) and installing insulation and skirting. The Race can also include organizing donations and delivering much needed supplies such as space heaters, hygiene products, warm blankets, etc.
When possible, we ask that volunteers assist with collecting, transporting and distributing needed material donations (based on current needs found HERE).
There is no fee for joining the Race, though we do ask for a minimum suggested donation of $100 and encourage you to set a FUNDRAISING goal of $400 through your network.
The lodging is in a modern building. There are cots, bathrooms, showers and a kitchen/dining area. Food is provided though there is room for you to pack and cook your own if you have special dietary needs. A complete packing list is provided with registration. Transportation is NOT included.
Due to Covid-19, we will be monitoring conditions closely - and will update this page as well as our social media if current Race to Winterize plans change.
Join the Race to Winterize and help us beat old man Winter!
Contact Lori for more information
This year, with limits on numbers of volunteers, your donation to the Race to Winterize will be even more important so that we may hire more workers from the Tribe in our efforts to prepare as many families as possible for winter!
*Race to Winterize 2020 Dates:
October Race Dates:
October 23 - 26
November Race Dates:
November 6 - 9
November 20 - 23
December Race Dates :
December 11 - 14
*In the event any of these weekends are cancelled due to storms, we will do our best to reschedule.
The Tipi Raisers is registered as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization in the State of South Dakota. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be mailed or emailed.
Donations can be made online or mailed to:
7830 W. Alameda Ave. Ste. 103-186
Lakewood, CO 80226
Physical Location: Little Finger Building
29128 US-18 Oglala, SD 57764
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