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General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on October 1, 2016. The Competitive timed Race begins at 7:15 a.m. and the recreational untimed walk/run starts at 7:50 a.m.

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held at Marshall Park, Uptown Charlotte. 

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. Fees include:

  • 5K Runner (timed) $40
  • 5K/1 Mile Runner/Walker (untimed) $35
  • Youth (3-12 Years) $15
  • Sleep in for the Cure $35

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: 2316 Randolph Rd. | Charlotte, NC 28207

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. We will have several packet pickup locations, dates and times to make it convenient for you to pick up your packet. If you would like it mailed to you, there is a $8 fee and you must select this option and pay when you register. 

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 Charlotte 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 $250 in addition to their registration fee, we would bring in $2.5 million 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. You can drop off your donations to our office or mail them to: 2316 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, NC, 28207. 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 Oct. 31, 2016 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 November. 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 2 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 (704) 347-8181 or teams@komencharlotte.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. 

Q. Do teams have to fundraise?
   A. Teams are not required to fundraising but we strongly encourage fundraising. If you team raises a minimum of $1,000 you will be eligible for a team incentive. 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 teams@komencharlotte.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. Teams are welcome to meet and hang out together in Teams Village on Race Day! You will need to sign up your team in order to reserve space and get a team photo taken. All team captains will receive an e-mail with a link to sign up your team as we get closer to the Race Day. 

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Susan G. Komen® Charlotte
2316 Randolph Rd. | Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone: (704) 347-8181
Email: info@komencharlotte.org