General Race Information
When is the Race?
The Race will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Both the 5K Run and Walk begin at 9 AM.
Where is the Race?
All tents will be set up at in Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT. The 5K Race route is contained within the park.
How much is the registration fee*?
|11/29/16 - 1/31/17|
|2/1 - 4/28/17|
|5/1 - 5/3 & 5/6/17|
*Timing chips are available for an additional $5
Is my registration fee tax-deductible?
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.
What is included in the registration fee?
Registered participants receive a Race bib and a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® t-shirt (while supplies last).
How can I register?
You can register online by clicking here.
Can I transfer my registration if I'm unable to attend?
No, registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
Packet pickup will be available at Sherwood Island starting at 7 AM. *More info to come on pre-event packet pickup.
How long is the Race?
The Race is a 5K route, which is approximately 3.1 miles. You may choose to walk or run the route.
How can I become a volunteer?
The success of the 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.
What happens in inclement weather?
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.
Does the Komen Race for the Cure require fundraising?
You are not required to fundraise, but we do encourage all participants to fundraise above the entry fee. These funds are invested into community breast health programs and research. Get started on fundraising by visiting our Fundraising 101 page!
What is a matching gift and how do I apply for one?
When a person makes a donation to a charity, his or her employer can contribute an equal or greater amount to that same charity. A matching gift is a great way for a donor to double (and sometimes triple!) his or her contribution to the local fight against breast cancer. Contact your human resources department to get started.
Does the money raised stay right here in our community?
Yes! Seventy-five percent of 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.
Where do I send donations?
Please mail donations to: Susan G. Komen Southern New England, 74 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, CT 06032. *For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check.
Is there a deadline for fundraising?
All donations on your behalf that are received by June 6, 2017 will be credited to your fundraising total.
How do I form a team?
You can form a team or join a team online. For more information on teams, contact Holly at 774.512.0403 or hraissipour@KomenSouthernNewEngland.org.
What are the benefits of a team?
Forming or joining a team multiplies the fun you will have on Race day. You can create a team to celebrate a survivor, or to 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.
Do teams have to fundraise?
Teams are not required to fundraise, although it is strongly encouraged. Fundraising as a team is a great way to have some fun all while supporting the local fight against breast cancer. Click here to get a list of fundraising event ideas.
One of my team members registered as an individual when they meant to join my team. How do they correct this?
Please contact raceMA@KomenSouthernNewEngland.org to get this corrected.