General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on May 5, 2018.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The race location has changed this year! The event will be held downtown at the Llama Lot, located at 9th and Fremont. We will not be back at Fremont Street Experience this year. While we are fortunate to have a wonderful partnership with them, First Fridays have grown immensely and we wouldn't be able to get set up in time to blast it with Pink.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. Race registration is $35 for Adult participants and $15 for youth participants under 13. You may purchase a timing tag for a $5 additional charge. All Race Day registrations will be $40, no exceptions.
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. Additionally, when you fundraise, your donors contribution is 100% tax-deductible as well!
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. Click here to download our paper registration form or visit the Komen Office at 1091 S. Cimarron Road, Suite A4, Las Vegas, NV 89145.
Q. Is there a deadline for registering online?
A. If you register online on or before midnight on April 15th, you will have the option to have your Race Packet mailed to you for an additional fee of $5.00. Individuals selecting this option will receive their Race Packet (t-shirt, bib, etc.) in the mail. Team Captains will have to pick up Race Packets for all members. Packets will be mailed prior to the Race. Online registration closes at 6:00AM on Saturday, May 5th.
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. You can receive your Race packet one of two ways. You can pay an additional $5.00 per particpant to have it mailed to you prior to Race. You can also join us at expo to pick up your Race packet, which will be located in LeSport Sac at the North Premium Outlet Mall at 875 S. Grand Central Parkway, Suite 2101.
Q. What happens if I miss the April 15th mailing option deadline?
A. You will need to pick up your Race Packet at the Packet pick-up location listed above.
Q. Is there a deadline for registering using paper entry forms?
A. If you elect to mail in your entry forms, they must be received no later that April 27th.
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 Las Vegas 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.
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 $800,000 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 Nevada 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. Susan G. Komen is the largest funder of Breast Cancer Research, next to the government.
Q. Where do I send donations?
A. You can mail donations to: Susan G. Komen Nevada, 1091 S. Cimmaron Road, Ste. A4, Las Vegas, Nevada 89145. For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check. Click here to download our 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.
Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
A. Your fundraising incentives are calculated based on the total fundraising dollars you have collected. Staff will call you after the close of the Race to make arrangements for any incentives not yet picked up. 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 702-822-2324 or email@example.com.
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 Cindy Valencia at 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.
Q. Will there be an area for my team to meet-up on Race day?
A. Maps of the event will be available closer to event day. We suggest you communicate with your team members to meet at a designated location.