General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017. 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.

Q. How much is the registration fee?

If you are a military member, you are eligible for a discount. Please contact race@sdkomen.org.

You can also add the following items at checkout:

Save a Life - $250 Add a $250 tax-deductible donation to your $35 registration fee, which could provide a low-income breast cancer patient with support! Fee includes a commemorative Race for the Cure T-shirt. Another added value is COMPLIMENTARY PARKING and SHUTTLE service to and from the Race site compliments of SuperShuttle and Manpower.  

Timing Chip – $10 Receive an official time and be eligible for age group awards for the 5K only.

Pups for the Cure – $10 Your favorite four-legged friend can also join the fight against breast cancer by participating at the Race for the Cure. Sign up your furry companion to join and they’ll get to sport a one-of-a-kind Susan G. Komen San Diego doggie bandana! (Registration on Race Day will be $15)

Get your T-shirt and bib mailed to you – $20 (Deadline is Friday, October 27)

MTS Day Pass Bus & Trolley- $5.50 The MTS logo will be printed directly on your bib if you purchase — So all you will need is your bib to ride all day of the Race. (You or your captain can pick up your bibs and t-shirts at a packet pickup location in advance of the Race or you can have your package mailed to you for $20.) Online registration will close at midnight on Wednesday, November 1 so that our Race team can get everything together for the Race.

Q. How can I register?
   A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading this form and mailing to the address: Komen San Diego Race for the Cure®, 6116 Innovation Way, Carlsbad, CA 92009

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. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. Please visit our Packet Pickup page for more information. If you are unable to attend either day, you may pick up your packet on Race Day!

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 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. Are pet and strollers allowed at the event?
   A. Strollers are permitted. You can sign up your four-legged friends to participate at the Race this year, just select Pups for the Cure at your registration checkout!

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. No amount is too small, every bit helps to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in our community! Learn about the services Susan G. Komen San Diego offers here.

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. You can mail your donations to: Komen San Diego Race for the Cure®, 6116 Innovation Way, Carlsbad, CA 92009 or call at 760-692-2900. For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check. You can make both a general donation to the Race or choose to help a participant/team reach their fundraising goal by clicking here.

Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
   A. All donations on your behalf that are received by December 5, 2017 at midnight, 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 within 3 months or less of the receipt of the information.

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, call our Race headquarters at 760-692-2900 or email them at race@sdkomen.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. 

Q. Do teams have to fundraise?
   A. Teams are not required to fundraise but we strongly encourage fundraising. Fundraising as a team can be fun. Click here to get a list of fundraising ideas 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 call our Race headquarters at 760-692-2900 or email them at race@sdkomen.org.

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. Teams who reserve the team Meet & Greet tent can use their tent as their meeting location. For all other teams, you’re welcome to meet wherever it is convenient. 2017 Team Tent Reservation Form.

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Event Day Information

2017 Susan G. Komen San Diego Race for the CureŽ

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Balboa Park

6th Avenue at Palm St.

San Diego, CA 92104

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