FAQs

General Race Information

Q. What’s the Race day schedule?

A. The Expo and SurvivorPalooza areas will open at 7 am. The Survivor Ceremony begins at 8 a.m. on the west plaza of City Hall. The 5K Race start time will be at 8:45 a.m., immediately followed by the 5K Walk and the Family Fun Walk.

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. Here’s a course map.

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. Adults and virtual participants are $40, survivors are $35 and kids under 18 are $25. All prices will increase by $5 on Race morning. 

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.

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. Where do I pick up my Race t-shirt and bib if I did select the shippping option?
A. Please pick up your Race t-shirt and packet at the following location:

Easton Town Center - New location! We'll be in the community room, located across the street from Abuelo's Restaurant. Park in the West Garage for convenience.
Friday, May 19 from 10 AM - 6 PM 

Race Day - Vern Riffe Center - 77 S. High St.
Saturday, May 20 from 6 AM - 8:30 AM

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

 

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 more than $2 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. All donations can be delivered or mailed to the Komen Columbus office, 929 Eastwind Drive, Suite 211, Westerville, OH 43081. Please include a donation form with your contribution. 

Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
   A. All donations on your behalf that are received by May 31, 2017 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 the summer. 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!

TEAM FAQ

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, email or call us at 614-297-8155 ext. 202. Team registration is now closed online.

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 Becca Thomas by Friday, May 5 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.

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Race Day Information

2017 Komen Columbus Race for the CureŽ

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Downtown Columbus

Columbus, OH 43215

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