FAQs

General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018. 

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held Kingsport Center for Highter Education at 300 W Market Street, Kingsport. 

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A.   

Adult 5K or Fun Run $35
Youth 5K or Fun Run
(ages 14-18)
$30
Survivor/Fighter $30
Admiral Propanes Kids for the Cure
(Ages 13 and under)
$25
Sleep in for the Cure $35
Upcharge for 5K Timing Chip $5

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 this form and mailing to the address below:
Hermes Sports and Events
c/o Komen East TN, Tri-Cities 
2425 W 11th Street, Suite 2
Cleveland OH 44113

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A.  Mailed Packet
You may have your Race packet mailed to you if you choose the option on your registration.  Registration must be postmarked April 4 or completed online by April 8, 2018.

In Person Packet Pick Up
T
hursday, April 19 - Dick's Sporting Goods, Kingsport Pavilion from 5 pm - 8 pm
Friday, April 20 - Dick's Sporting Goods, Kingsport Pavilion form 10 am - 6 pm
Race Day- Saturday, April 21 at our Regstration Tent at our Expo.

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 East TN, Tri-Cities 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.

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 $100,000 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. Drop off or Mail to: Komen East TN, Tri-Cities, 301 Louis Street Suite 304, Kingsport TN  
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 May 14, 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. Incentives notifications will be emailed by June 1, 2018. 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!

TEAM FAQ

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 423.765.9313 or tcteams@komeneasttn.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 tcteams@komeneasttn.org or 423.765.9313 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. For teams of 10 or more there will be a specail Team Tailgate area on Race day.  We will be sending this information out to qualifying teams the week prior to Race.

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Event Day Information

2018 Komen Tri-Cities Race for the CureŽ

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Kingsport Center for Higher Education

300 W Market Street

Kingsport , TN 37660

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