General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on October 21, 2017. The Race start time will be at 9am.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held [Four States Fairgrounds, Texarkana, Arkansas].
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. Adult, Survivor and Virtual/Sleep In - $25
Kids for the Cure (including Kids Glow Run on October 14th) - $20
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 [link offline registration form] and mailing to the address below: 2801 Richmond Rd PMB 164, Texarkana TX 75503
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. Teams will be picked up in a group by Team captains on October 12-13th, 11am-6pm at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center, 3941 Summerhill Rd in Texarkana TX.
Individual registrants can begin picking up packets at the same location October 18-19th, 11am-6pm and October 20th, 9am -1pm.
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 [Texarkana] 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. We do have a DOGS FOR THE CURE options in which dogs can be registered for the Race. The $10 registration fee includes a bandana for each registered dog. Proof of Rabies vaccination must be provided before entry is allowed.
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 $50 in addition to their registration fee, we would bring in an additional [$250,000] 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. Bancorp South at 5700 Richmond Road Or mail to: Texarkana Race for the Cure, 2801 Richmond Rd PMB 164, Texarkana TX 75503
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 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 January. 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 903-7910-9585
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 the Race office at 903-791-9585 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. Tailgating area is a great meeting area if your team qualifies with $500 in fundraising.