FAQs

General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The 5K start time is 7:30am. The 1-mile start time is 8:00am.

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held in Uptown Charlotte, near 401 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Please visit the Maps & Parking page for Parking information. 

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. See below:

  Register by May 31
Register by September 30
Register on Race Day
Adult $25 $35 $40
Survivor $25 $35 $40
Youth (12 and under) $10 $15 $20
Virtual Participant  $30 $40 N/A
 
 

Available Registrations Add-ons:

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 as qualifying time on upcoming races.

Packet Mailing: $8 per participant Mailed packet includes Race t-shirt, bib, Race information and parking instructions.  Packet mailing deadline: September 10, 2017 at midnight.  Packets will be mailed 2 weeks prior to Race.

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 bib, a Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure® t-shirt, and access to the post-Race Expo and activities.  NOTE: Virtual participants do not receive a bib. All participants, including Survivors will receive one t-shirt.

Q. How can I register?
   A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading our offline registration form (coming soon!) and mailing to: Komen Charlotte, 2316 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207.

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. For a small charge of just $8 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 September 10, 2017.

For non-Virtual participants who register after September 10, 2017, or who choose not to have their packet mailed, you will be able to pick up your Race bib, t-shirt, and information at Packet Pickup.

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 for the Cure® 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 pets allowed at the event?
A. Pets are NOT allowed at the event due to City of Charlotte restrictions and for the safety and comfort of all participants.

Q. Are strollers allowed at the event?
A. Strollers are permitted on the Race course. However, if your child is old enough to walk and enjoy the activities in the post-Race area, we encourage you to register them as Youth participants to help cover the cost of kids activities and prizes.

Q. What if it rains?
   A. Komen Charlotte 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.  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 $1 million to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in the Charlotte area!

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. For participants tracking and donor tax purposes, we suggest all donations be made online.  Check donations may be mailed to 2316 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. Please do not mail cash. 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 October 31, 2017 will be credited to your fundraising total.

Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
   A. Incentives are mailed after the close of our Race fundraising season.  You can expect to receive your prize in November, 2017.

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 (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. To learn more check out the Team Rewards page.

Q. Do teams have to fundraise?
   A. Teams are not required to fundraising 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 call the Komen Charlotte office at (704) 347-8181 to get this corrected.

Q. Can our company pay all or a portion of our team sign up fees?
  
A. Yes! Complete the Company Code Application and return to j.quinn@komencharlotte.org to set up a code.

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 in Teams Village on Race Day.  You will need to sign up your team in order to reserve a space in Teams Village, and you can also reserve a time slot to have your team photo taken.  All team captains will receive an email with a link to sign up your team.

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Race Day Information

Komen Charlotte Race for the CureŽ

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Uptown Charlotte

401 S. Tryon St.

Charlotte, NC 28202

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