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GENERAL RACE INFORMATION
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2018. The Race start time will be at 8:00 a.m.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at Balboa Park. Click here to view the map.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
Please note: This year, the Race for the Cure will not have a timed option. Our goal is to create an opportunity for the breast cancer community to come together and celebrate their shared experience as they walk our route through Balboa Park. The majority of our participants prefer to walk, rather than race. If you are more of a competitive spirit, you are still welcome to run and keep your own time! We look forward to seeing you out there!
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 and a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® T-shirt!
Komen San Diego Race for the Cure, c/o In Motion, Inc.
6116 Innovation Way,
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. For packet pick up event dates and locations, click here.
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). If you are unable to walk, you can still register and join us on Race day. We are always looking for people to cheer on our walkers.
Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen San Diego 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. 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 $900,000 to support local screening 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 programs. The remaining twenty-five percent supports Komen’s national research and training grants program.
Q. Where do I send donations?
A. You can make a donation online through your fundraising portal or mail to:
Komen San Diego Race for the Cure, c/o In Motion, Inc.,
6116 Innovation Way,
Carlsbad, CA 92009
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 November 11, 2018 will be credited to your fundraising total.
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. Register as a Team Captain (click here). Then, send the link you receive to everyone you want to join your team! It will be easy for them to register. They just need to go to the registration page (click here), click on “Join a Team” and search for the team name.
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.
Q. Do teams have to fundraise?
A. Teams are not required to fundraise but we strongly encourage fundraising.
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 us at (858) 573-2760 or email email@example.com to get this corrected.
Q. Can donations made to a team be split or shared among team members?
A. We are unable to split donations between individual and team accounts.
Q. Will there be an area for my team to meet-up on Race day?
A. The team area will be set up next to race day headquarters on the west side of Balboa Park.