General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The Survivor Procession will start start at 7:45 AM and 5K Timed Run will start at 8:45 AM.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held in Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. Park Location: 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132. Please visit the Maps & Parking page for more information.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
Available Registrations Add-ons:
Limited Edition Finisher's Medal: $15 each
Reserve your very own limited-edition medal for just $15 when you register online for Race. Medals will be available for pick up at Packet Pick-up and on Race morning. *Limited Medals Available*
Packet Mailing: $10 per participant
Mailed packet includes Race t-shirt, bib number, Race information and parking instructions. Packet mailing deadline is Friday, September 15th. Packets will be mailed up until 2 weeks prior to Race. Packets not mailed MUST be picked up at Packet Pick-up prior to Race.
Timing Chip: $5 per participant (5k event only)
Receive a bib with timing chip to keep your official time on this fast course to use asqualifying time on upcoming races. Placed medals will be awarded to finalist in their age category.
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(bib), a Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure® t-shirt, and access to all the great activities!
Q. How can I register?
A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading this Registration Form and mailing to the address below: 1333 S. University Drive, Suite 206, Plantation, FL 33324.
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. For a small charge of just $10 per participant, you may choose to receive your Race packet in the mail (select the "Packet Mailing" option at Registration). In order to receive a mailed packet, you must register by Friday, September 15th.
For participants who register after September 15th or who choose not to have their packet mailed, you will be able to pick up your Race Packet and Information at Packet Pick-up.
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 Miami/Ft. Lauderdale 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. Strollers are permitted on the Race course; however, if your child is older enough to walk and enjoy the activities in the post-Race area, we encourage you to register them as Youth participants. As a Kids for the Cure participant, they will be able to enjoy all the fun activities in the Kids Zone. Trust us - they wouldn't want to miss out on all the fun we have planned for them!
Q. How can my child or school participate in the Kids for the Cure T-shirt Design Contest?
A. All Youth Participants ages 5-11 can participate in the Kids for the Cure T-Shirt Design Contest. Youth Participants are encouraged to be creative, imaginative and use bright colors when crating their design. To particiapte, please complete the T-shirt Contest Submission Form and return the completed form by mailing it "FLAT" (no folded entries) OR dropping it off to the Komen Miami/Ft. Laudedale Office, 1333 S. University Drive, Suite 206, Plantation, FL 33324. Submissions are due Friday, June 30, 2017. The winner of the T-shirt Design Contest will win (2) TWO FREE entries to the 22nd Annual Race for the Cure.
Q. What if it rains?
A. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale 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. Registration fees and donations are non-refundable and non-transferable. 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 $950,000 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. To see a list of our current grantee programs, please visit our 2017-2018 Grantee page and visit some of our grantees in the Education Village on Race morning. The remaining twenty-five percent supports Komen’s national research and training grants program.
Q. Where do I send donations?
A. For participant tracking and donor tax purposes, we suggest all donations be made online. Check donations may be mailed to: Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, 1333 S. University Drive, Suite 206, Plantation, FL 33324. For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include an Offline Donation Form with your check.
Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
A. All donations on your behalf that are received by November 30, 2017 will be credited to your fundraising total and qualify you for Fundraising Rewards.
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 Early 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!
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 954-909-0454 or firstname.lastname@example.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. We also will be having Race Challenges for Teams, Individuals and Survivors to participate for a chance to win amazing prices!
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 our office at 954-909-0454 or email email@example.com 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. On Race Day, there will be an area designated as the "Team Zone". All teams who have purchased a Team Tent will be setup in the Team Zone with music, food trucks and giveaways! The Team Zone Area will be exclusively for Teams with Team Tents.
Q. Can our company pay all or a portion of our team sign up fees?
A. Yes! Just give us a call at 954-909-0454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a special code for your team.
Q. Can our company purchase a Team Tent for the Team Zone?
A. Yes! Please complete the Team Tent Rental Form and email your completed form to email@example.com. For any questions or concerns regarding the Team Tent Rental Form, please give us a call at 954-909-0454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.