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General Race Information

Race Day Guide

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on October 15, 2016. The Race will start at 7:45 AM for timed runners. The Family Fun walk/run will start at 8:00 AM.

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held at NorthPark Center 8687 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75225. 

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. $40 Adult (13 and over)
        $20 Kids for the Cure® (kids 12 and under)
        $40 Sleep In for the Cure®
        **$5 Upcharge on Adults and Kids for the Cure registration on Race Day**

Q. Can I transfer my registration to another person?
   A. No, registrations are non-transferable.

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. A Race bib, a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® t-shirt and a Race Day Guide, plus the cost of mailing your packet. 
In addition to these items, those who identify  themselves as Survivors on their registration form will also  receive a Pink Survivor T-shirt and one pink wrist band for ONE GUEST to access the survivor tent.

Q. How can I register?
   A. There are three ways to register:

  1. PREFERRED. On-line by clicking here.
  2. Mail the registration form and your payment to Susan G. Komen Dallas County, P.O. Box 731696 Dallas, Texas 75373
  3. In-person packet pick-up available at NorthPark Center at the following dates, times and specific locations.
    • Thursday October 13, 10AM-8PM, NorthPark Center first floor below the food court.
    • Friday October 14, 10AM-6PM, NorthPark Center first floor below the food court.
    • NEW THIS YEAR! Race Day Registration Outside, Saturday October 15, 6am-10AM next to the Volunteer Check-In tent.

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. If you register before October 7, you may choose to have your packet mailed to the address identified on your Race form.
Race participants who register after October 7 must go to North Park Center Registration to pick-up packets in person. If you were eligible for packet mailing, but did not receive your packet in the mail please go to NorthPark to pick up your  packet.

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) integrated into the 5K route. You may choose to walk or run either route. If you are unable to walk or run, you can still register and enjoy live music, fun, and the energizing spirit of celebrating and remembering the lives of those touched by breast cancer!

Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 2016 Komen Dallas Race for the Cure®. At this time, all volunteer shifts are filled for the Race for the Cure. If you have additional questions about volunteering, please email volunteer@komen-dallas.org.

Q. Are pet and strollers allowed at the event?
   A. PETS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED, but strollers are permitted.  If you bring a stroller, please start at the back of the line in the interest of the safety of other participants as well as your own.

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. In the event of a cancellation, please keep in mind that all registration fees and other donations are non-refundable and will be considered donations to Komen Dallas County.

Fundraising FAQ

Q. Does the Komen Race for the Cure® require fundraising?
   A. You are not required to fundraise, but we do strongly encourage all participants to fundraise above the entry fee. Just Imagine the IMPACT - If every Race participant raises just $25 in addition to their registration fee, we would bring in an additional $400,000 to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in our community! Our Organization depends solely on fundraising and donations.

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 donations at 5310 Harvest Hill Road, Suite 120 Dallas, TX 75230 or mail them to P.O. Box 731696, Dallas, TX 75373-1696. Please do not mail cash.
For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your donation.

Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
   A. All donations on your behalf that are received by Monday, November 14, 2016 will be credited to your fundraising total.

Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
   A. There is not a formal incentive program for this Race. However, learn more about some of the fun fundraising challenges you can participate in for prizes!

Q. What are some ways I can fundraise for my team/my individual goal?
   A. We have plenty of ideas on our Fundraising Resources and Team Resources pages!


Q. How do I form a team?
   A. For more information see online instructions on creating or joining a team.

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 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 race@komen-dallas.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.

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