General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Race-day activities will start at 8 am on Race Day, with the 5K kicking off at 9:45 am.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held in downtown Columbus. A course map will be available shortly.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. Until February 28, adults can register for $35, survivors for $30 and youth for $25. All prices will increase by $5 starting March 1. Prices will increase by another $5 on Monday, May 14.
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 offline registration form. All forms must be mailed in by Monday, April 23. The deadline to register online as part of a team is Monday, May 7th.
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. If you pay $10 to have your packet shipped to you, you'll receive it in early May. Otherwise, we will communicate packet pickup info shortly.
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.
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 $2,500,000 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 75 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 25 percent supports Komen’s national research and training grants program
Q. Where do I send donations?
A. Mail or drop off donations to the Komen Columbus Office, 929 Eastwind Drive, Suite 211, Westerville, OH 43081. For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check or on the 2018 pledge form.
Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
A. All donations on your behalf that are received by May 31, 2018 will be credited to your fundraising total and you will be eligible for prizes from our sponsors.
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, we recommend you build a team of 10 or more registered members by the morning of the Race. You can form a team or join a team online or even register via our offline registration form. For more information, contact us at email@example.com. If you have questions about registration, download our how-to guide for team captains. The deadline to register for a team online is Monday, May 7.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.