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General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on May 16, 2015. The Race will start at 8:45 AM.

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held in downtown Columbus. The start will be close to Front and Elm Streets, or City Hall. The finish will be at High and Town Streets, or the Columbus Commons. A course map is available here.

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. Adults are $35, breast cancer survivors are $30, kids 15 and under are $20 and babies 2 and under are $10. All rates will increase by $5 on Race day.

Q. When are the registration deadlines?
A. The deadline to register offline is Monday, April 27. Forms must be postmarked by then. Team members registering online have until Sunday, May 3 and individuals have until Thursday, May 7.  

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! Breast cancer survivors will receive a special Survivor shirt.

Q. How can I register?
   A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register at any of the following onsite registration locations:

Saturday, May 9 from 10 AM - 9 PM: Polaris Fashion Place - located on the lower level by the entrance to JCPenney
Sunday, May 10 from 12 PM - 6 PM: Polaris Fashion Place
Monday, May 11 from 10 AM - 9 PM: The Mall at Tuttle Crossing - located on the lower level by the entrance to the I-270's Macy's and Panera
Tuesday, May 12 from 10 AM - 9 PM: The Mall at Tuttle Crossing
Wednesday, May 13 from 10 AM - 9 PM: Easton Town Center - located in the main mall area by the fountain and food area
Thursday, May 14 from 10 AM - 9 PM: Easton Town Center
Friday, May 15 from 10 AM - 7 PM: Easton Town Center
Saturday, May 16 from 6-9 AM: Vern Riffe Center

Q. How can I honor someone who is no longer with us?
A. Purchase the Remembrance Wall option for $5 when registering and you can submit a photo to us of the person you'd like to honor on Race day. If you've already registered and didn't select that option, contact us.

Q. How can I receive the commemorative dry-fit shirt if I've already registered?
A. Contact us and we can work with you to add the shirt to your registration packet. 

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. You may select the $7.50 option to have your t-shirt and packet mailed to you, which will arrive in early May. If you don't select this option and register as part of a team, your captain is responsible for picking up your shirt. If you register as an individual and don't select the shipping option, you will need to pick up your packet at one of our onsite registration locations.

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 $3.5 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. Mail or drop off 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.

Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
   A. All donations on your behalf that are received by May 31, 2015 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 June. Prizes are not cumulative.

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 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. 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.