Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on October 29, 2016. The Race site will open at 7:30 a.m.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at AutoZone Park.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
|Sleep in for the Cure®||$30|
|Kids for the Cure® (ages 2-5)||$10|
|Kids for the Cure® (ages 6-12)||$15|
|Kids for the Cure® Timed (ages 6-12)||$20|
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 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: 6645 Poplar Ave., Suite 211 | Germantown, TN 38138
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
You can pick up your packet at our Race Store!
The Race Store is located at Carrefour at Kirby Woods, corner of Poplar and Kirby
6645 Poplar Ave
Germantown, TN 38138
Store Opens Thursday 10/20 - Friday 10/28
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 Memphis-MidSouth 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. 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 $1,500,000 to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in our community!
Q. Does the money raised stay right here in our community?
A. Yes! 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. Drop off at our office at Carrefour, corner of Poplar and Kirby , 6645 Poplar Ave., Suite 211 Germantown, TN 38138 or mail to Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure, PO Box 1000 Dept. 75, Memphis, TN 38148 0075. 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 November 17, 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. Incentive reward codes are emailed in early December and you can expect to receive your prize sometime in December or January. The deadline for selecting your prize is in January and we are sorry, but there can be no extensions. Prizes are not cumulative.
Q. What are some ways I can fundraise for my team/my individual goal?
A. We have some ideas to share on our Fundraising Tips page! Click here
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. The first person who registers is the Team Captain. You can have two captains. We can change the captain if you need us to. For more information, contact us at 901-757-8686 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. We have Team competition in many categories winners are invited to a Kick off party for next year’s race and receive crystal awards. To learn more check out the Team Rewards page. Click here
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 901-757-8686 and we will happily get this fixed.
Q. Can donations made to a team be split or shared among team members?
A. We can not split or share donations made via credit card. We can split or share donations made via cash or check.
Q. Will there be an area for my team to meet-up on Race day?
A. We suggest selecting a Downtown business for your team to meet keep in mind there are over 400 teams. Team Photo information will be posted once the location is selected. If you know your team would like a photo, please send an email to email@example.com so that we can start preparing.