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General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Registration opens at 5:30 AM. The Race start time will be Women’s and Men’s Timed 5K- 7:30 AM and the Team Walk at 8:30 AM.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held in Downtown West Palm Beach – 105 Evernia Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. Registration fees start at: $30 – Adults & Survivors, $10 – Youth and $40 – Virtual. Fees will increase by $5 starting December 1st through January 25th. Fees will increase an additional $5 the day of 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 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.
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. Team Captains can now RSVP to pick up race packets at a number of local locations. Dates and locations will be announced soon. There’s also an option to have it mailed to you for a nominal fee.
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 South Florida 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.
Q. Who can I call for more information?
A. Contact Hermes Race Management at (888) 470-6374.
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 $1,000,000 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. Prior to Race Day donations can be mailed to: South Florida Race for the Cure, 2425 West 11th Street Suite 2, Cleveland, OH 44113.
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 February 28, 2019 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 April. 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 888-470-6374 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.
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 888-470-6374 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 can meet up in Post Park unless they reach the fundraising goal required to have a table and/or tent in the Team Tailgage area. The Team Tailgate area is located in the Waterfront Park along Flagler Drive between North and South Clematis Street.