General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on October 28 ,2017. The Race start time is 9:00 am.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held in Downtown Memphis. Expo is at AutoZone Park.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. Adults – Early Bird until September 17 - $25, After $30
Youth – 2 and under Free, 3-13 - $15
Timed Runners have an additional $5 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 bib, a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® t-shirt, coupons from sponsors and a great race and expo experience! Plus the knowledge that you have helped fund health care and education in the Mid-South and fund breast cancer research. Survivors get and additional Survivor only special shirt. Survivors also get a Survivor Photo and a Special Survivor Brunch.
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 Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure, PO Box 17371 Memphis, TN, 38187 or bring or mail to our office: Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth, 6645 Poplar Ave, Ste. 211, Germantown, TN 38138.
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. Race Store is at Carrefour, corner of Poplar and Kirby in the West Court behind the fountain. Race Store opens on Thursday, October 19th through Friday October 27th.
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, The Family Fun One Mile Walk. 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 strongly discouraged and are prohibited from the expo, but strollers are permitted and welcomed!
Q. What if it rains?
A. Komen holds the right to cancel or change the date or location of the Race at 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 $150,000 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 Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth, 6645 Poplar Ste, 211, Germantown, TN, 38138 or Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth PO Box 17371, Memphis, TN 38187-0371.
For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check. Print out our Donation Form Here!
Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
A. All donations on your behalf that are received by November 16, 2017 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can start preparing.