Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on May 14, 2016. The 5K Race start time will be at 8:45 am, immediately followed by the 5K Walk. The Family Fun Walk will begin at 9:15 am.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will begin on Front Street, just south of Long Street. It will end on High Street, just north of the Columbus Commons. A course map will be available soon.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. Adults may register for $35, breast cancer survivors for $30, kids 17 and under for $20 and babies (two and under) for $10.
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 receive a pink shirt and on Race Day can pick up a hat and goody bag.
Q. How can I register?
A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading a Race entry form and mailing it to the address listed on the form by Monday, April 25.
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. Any participant can opt to have their packet shipped directly to them for an additional $7.50. Otherwise, team captains will be responsible for picking up all team members' shirts from the Komen Columbus office on Friday, May 6 from 3-6 pm or Saturday, May 7 from 9-11 am. Individual participant dates and locations will be announced soon.
Q. How long is the Race?
A. The Race is a 5K route, which is approximately 3.1 miles. The Family Fun Walk is a shorter route at 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.
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 $3 million 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
Q. Where do I send donations?
A. Drop off or mail donations to: 929 Eastwind Drive, Suite 211 | Westerville, Ohio 43081
For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check. A pledge form is available here.
Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
A. All donations on your behalf that are received by May 31, 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 and will be rewarded to the top 100 fundraisers. Incentives are mailed after the close of our Race fundraising season, and you can expect to receive your prize sometime in June. Prizes are not cumulative. New this year - anyone who raises $250 or more will receive a FREE commemorative t-shirt! Pickup info will be coming soon.
Q. What are some ways I can fundraise for my team/my individual goal?
A. We have plenty of ideas on our Fundraising Tips page!
Q. How do I form a team?
A. To be considered an official team, you will need 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 ext. 202 or firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com by Friday, April 29 to get this corrected.
Q. Can donations made to a team be split or shared among team members?
A. We are unable to split or transfer donations between individual and team accounts.
Q. Will there be an area for my team to meet-up on Race day?
A. The top fundraising teams will have a special area on Race Day. Special refreshments will be provided. More details coming soon!