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General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on October 23, 2016. Registration will open at the Walter Fieldhouse at 10 am and the 5K Run and Walk will start at 12 pm.

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on Ohio University's campus. A course map is available here.

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. Registration is $25 for adults, $20 for breast cancer survivors, $15 for students, $10 for kids ages 3-15 and $5 for babies 2 and under. All registration rates will increase by $5 on Race Day. 

Q. Is my registration fee tax-deductible?
   A. No, your registration fee helps defray the costs of producing the Race and is not considered tax-deductible. However, any amount that you choose to donate above the entry fee is tax-deductible.

Q. What is included in the registration fee?
   A. You will get a Race number, a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® t-shirt, and a great feeling! Survivors will also receive a goodie bag and medal on Race day. 

Q. How can I register?
   A. You can register online by clicking here. Online registration will be open until Thursday, October 20. You can also register offline by downloading this form. Please note - the form must be postmarked by Friday, October 14. 

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. You can opt to have your t-shirt and packet shipped directly to you for an additional $7.50 when registering. If you don't select this option, please plan on picking up your materials during one of the following times:
Saturday, October 22 - Athens Community Center, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, October 23 - Race Day - Walter Fieldhouse, 10 am - 12 pm  

Q. How long is the Race?
   A. The Race is a 5K route, which is approximately 3.1 miles. There is also a shorter route option (approximately 1 mile). You may choose to walk or run either route. If you are unable to walk or run, you can still register and join us on Race day. We are always looking for people to cheer on our runners and walkers.

Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen Columbus Race depends heavily on the support we receive from our volunteers in the months leading up to the Race and on Race Day. There are many ways you can get involved, for more information, click here.

Q. Are pet and strollers allowed at the event?
   A. Pets are prohibited from the event, but strollers are permitted.

Q. What if it rains?
   A. Komen holds the right to cancel or change the date or location of the Race in its sole discretion, including in the circumstance of extreme weather. It is likely, however, that the event will happen rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Fundraising FAQ

Q. Does the Komen Race for the Cure® require fundraising?
   A. You are not required to fundraise, but we do encourage all participants to fundraise above the entry fee. Just Imagine the IMPACT - If every Race participant raises just $100 in addition to their registration fee, we would bring in an additional $250,000 to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in our community!

Q. Does the money raised stay right here in our community?
   A. Yes! Up to seventy-five percent of the net income from the Race stays right here in our community to fund vital breast cancer health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs. The remaining twenty-five percent supports Komen’s national research and training grants program. Click here to review a complete list of local organizations we fund. 

Q. Where do I send donations?
   A. Bring your donations with you to the Walter Fieldhouse on Race day, or mail to: 929 Eastwind Drive Suite 211 | Westerville, OH 43081
For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check or download our pledge form. 

Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
   A. All donations on your behalf that are received by November 18, 2016 will be credited to your fundraising total.

Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
   A. Your fundraising incentives are calculated based on the total fundraising dollars you have collected. Incentives are mailed after the close of our Race fundraising season, and you can expect to receive your prize sometime in December.

Q. What are some ways I can fundraise for my team/my individual goal?
   A. We have plenty of ideas on our Fundraising Resources page.


Q. How do I form a team?
   A. To be considered an official team, we recommend you have 10 or more registered members by the morning of the Race. You can form a team or join a team online. For more information, contact us at (614) 297-8155 or race@komencolumbus.org

Q. What are the benefits of a team?
A. Forming or joining a team multiplies the fun you will have on Race day. You can create a team to celebrate a survivor or honor someone you have lost. You can also create a corporate team and get your entire company involved. To learn more check out the Team Rewards page.

Q. Do teams have to fundraise?
   A. Teams are not required to fundraising but we strongly encourage fundraising. Fundraising as a team can be fun. Click here to get a list of fundraising events your team can do.

Q. One of my team members registered as an individual when they meant to join my team. How do they correct this?
   A. Please contact race@komencolumbus.org to get this corrected by Wednesday, October 19.

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