General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on September 30th, 2017. The Pre-Race activities will start at 8:00 a.m. The 5K and Family Route will start at 9:30am.
Q. What is the Race Day Schedule?
A. 8:00 a.m. Team Tailgate Opens
8:00 a.m. Survivor Café Opens
9:00 a.m. Survivor Processional
9:30 a.m. Race Starts
10:30 a.m. Celebration Activities Begin; Awards are distributed
Q. Do I need to wear my bib if I am not running?
A. Yes. Your bib serves as your identification at our Race. If you were to get hurt we could use your bib to help us locate your emergency contact. It also serves as your ticket into our Pre- and Post-Race Activities.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at L.P. Frans Stadium.
L.P. Frans Stadium is located at 2500 Clement Blvd. NW, Hickory, NC 28601.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. $25 Adult
$15 Youth (6-15)
Free Child under 5 (No t-shirt)
$10 Additional Fee for Timing Chip
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 bib, a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® t-shirt, access to the Race Course and access to the Pre- and Post-Race activities.
Q. How can I register?
Q. When do I need to register to guarantee getting my Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure t-shirt prior to Race?
A. The first 1,000 individuals who register will receive a t-shirt, so register as soon as possible to guarantee yours!
Q. How will I receive my Race packet (including t-shirt)?
A. Race packets can be picked up at Academy Sports. The location is 2162 US Hwy 70 SE #19, Hickory, NC 28602.
Packet Pickup Dates
- Thursday, September 28th
- 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, September 29th
- 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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. What if I am registering someone online who does not have an email address?
A. You will have to create a false email in order to register (Example: email@example.com).
Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen Northwest NC Foothills 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. Are t-shirt sizes guaranteed?
A. No. We will do our best, but quantities and sizes are limited on a first-come, first-served basis for the first 1,000 registrations.
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 $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! Seventy-five percent of the net income from the Race stays right here in our community to fund vital breast cancer health education, 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. Please drop off donations at our main office on Burke street or mail it to: Komen Northwest NC, 1106 Burke Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
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 October 31st, 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. The first 100 fundraisers of $50 will receive a $25 Belk gift card, and fundraisers of $250 or more will receive one of our custom long sleeve t-shirts.You can expect to receive your prizes for fundraising via mail after the close of our Race fundraising season. 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 (336) 721-0037 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 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 our office at (336) 721-0037 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. How do I register if my company is paying my registration fee?
A. Your company must contact us to set up your team as a corporate pay for online. A special designation will be given to you to provide to registrations. It can be set up for your company to pay a dollar amount or a percentage of the fee. Please call (336) 721-0037 to arrange for your company to pay for your team.
Q. Will there be an area for my team to meet-up on Race day?
A. Yes. Team Tailgate will be available for your team members to meet before and after the Race. Teams of 100 or more receive the space for free. If your team is less than 100 you can make a donation to the Affiliate to have space in the tailgate. The cost is $50 for a non-profit or community team and $75 for a business. For more information, please call our office at (336) 721-0037.