General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Registration will open at 10 am on Race Day and the Race will begin at 12 pm. 

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on campus at Ohio University. The course will be finalized soon, but registration and packet pick up will be held in the Walter Fieldhouse.

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. Registration is $25 for adults, $20 for survivors and $15 for youth ages 3-22. All prices will increase by $5 on Race day. 

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!

Q. How can I register?
   A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading our registration form and mailing to the our Race manangement company at the following address:
Hermes Sports and Events
2425 W. 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44113

All forms must be postmarked by Friday, October 6.

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. If you pay the $10 shipping fee, you will receive your t-shirt and packet in the mail a week prior to the Race. If you do not pay for shipping, please plan on picking up your materials at one of our onsite registration and pickup locations announced soon. If you register as a virtual participant, your packet will be shipped.

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 Athens Race for the Cure 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 $130,000 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. Bring donations with you on Race day and drop off to the Walter Fieldhouse from 10 am - 1 pm or mail donations to: Komen Columbus, 929 Eastwind Drive, Suite 211, Westerville, OH 43081. For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include our 2017 Pledge Form.

Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
   A. All donations on your behalf that are received by November 17, 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 December. 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. 206 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 fundraise 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 race@komencolumbus.org by September 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. Teams are encouraged to meet up in the Peden Stadium Parking lot for photos and to check out our Expo Area. The Expo will be open by 10 am on Race day.

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Event Day Information

2017 Komen Athens Race for the CureŽ

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Peden Stadium at Ohio University

Athens, OH 45701

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