General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017. The Race start time will be at 7:30am.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. NEW START LOCATION! The start line will be in front of the Austin American Statesman, just south of the Congress Avenue Bridge, at 305 S. Congress Ave. The 5k (3.1 mile) course will travel north on Congress, around the Capitol complex and back down Congress Avenue.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. This year early registrants will be rewarded with discounted registration fees. Up to $10.
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$3 Offset credit card fee
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: Komen Austin, PO Box 161927, Austin, TX 78716.
Q. My company wants to pay for employee registrations, how do we do that?
A. Complete the Company Code form before you start your team. Our team will provide you a code for employees (and family members if you choose) to use when registering. The company will then be billed for the registrations fees incurred with that code and will need to pay for registrations within 30 days after race.
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. All participants must have a race bib assigned in order to be on the race course. You may choose to have your packet (t-shirt and race bib) mailed by selecting that option at time of registration for $9.99 (must be registered on or before August 31) or pick up your packet before Race Day at our packet pick up locations (TBD).
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 Austin 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 unless registered and compliant with our Paws for the Cure program. Strollers are permitted and asked to stay to sides of streets or behind runners to allow smooth traffic flow.
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 $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. Deliver to:
1705 S Capital of Texas Hwy Suite 130
Austin, TX 78746
Or mail to:Komen Austin,
PO Box 161927
Austin, TX 78716
Make checks payable to Komen Austin. 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. We have extended the fundraising deadline to allow participants and teams to make the most of October which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All donations on your behalf that are received or postmarked by October 31, 2017 will be credited to your fundraising total. Challenge yourself and your fellow teammates to see you can make the biggest impact!
Q. When should I fundraise?
A. Start early! You can plan a fundraising initiative every month if you start early. Or a weekly fundraising challenge in the weeks before and after Race. Invite your teammates to each contribute to your fundraising plan which makes it FUNraising! Remember we are here to help. Call the Komen Austin office or email email@example.com for more info.
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, view the Team Captain Toolkit, or contact us at 512-473-0900 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. Can I bring back my team?
A. Yes, a previous team captain can bring back the team. Click on Form a Team.
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 contact 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. Teams are encouraged to communicate a meet up location prior to race day, perhaps at the Teams Village Tent! The Top 10 Fundraising Teams and the 5 Largest Teams will have a VIP Area on Race Day.
PAWS FOR THE CURE FAQ
Q. How many dogs may I register?
A. Each adult walker is permitted one registered (1) dog at the event. Any Race participant who wishes to register a dog at the event must register as an adult walker. Bandanas and bibs for Paws for the Cure participants may be picked up at packet fulfillment or the dog registration tent on race day. A maximum of 300 dogs are permitted at the event.
Q. Are there any limits on dog size in the Paws for the Cure event?
A. There are no size/weight restrictions.
Q. Are there any restrictions on leashing my dog?
A. Your dog must be leashed and under your power at all times.
Q. What else should I know if I want to register my dog for Paws for the Cure?
A. To make the event as pleasant as possible for all participants involved (both human and canine), we ask that you follow a few basic guidelines when deciding whether to register your dog for Paws for the Cure.
- Do not register a female dog in heat.
- Your dog must be current on all its vaccinations.
- Dogs exhibiting aggressive behavior toward other dogs or strangers will be excluded from the event.
- Dogs under 6 months old should not be registered for the event.
- Please clean up after your dog.