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FAQ

Important Dates/Deadlines

Race Day Information

Registration Info

Fundraising Info

Team Info

Race Promotional Materials

Important Dates/Deadlines

Friday, April 25: Last day to register online and have your t-shirt and packet mailed.
Monday, April 28:
Last day to mail in all team and individual registration forms.
Saturday, May 3: Last day to register as an individual or as part of a team online.
Friday, May 9 from 3-6 pm and Saturday, May 10 from 9-11 am:
Team Captain Packet Pickup at the Komen Columbus Office
Wednesday, May 14:
Last day to enter your team's t-shirt in our Team T-shirt Contest
Saturday, May 17: RACE DAY!
Friday, May 31:
Last day to turn in Race pledges

 
Race Day
Information 
Q: Where will the Race start and finish?

A: The 5K running and walking events, as well as the Family Fun Walk, will start at the intersection of Front and Elm Streets. The Race will finish near Town Street by the Columbus Commons. A new course map is available here.

Q: Where will the Expo be this year?
A: The Expo will take place on Broad Street, between High and Third Streets.

Q: Where should I park on Race day?
A: There are many options for parking downtown. Download our parking recommendations here.

Q: I'm coming from out of town - is there an official hotel sponsor?
A:
Yes, The Westin Columbus is the official hotel sponsor for the 2014 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure. The hotel is generously offering a special room rate of $119 plus tax. When making your reservation please call 1-800-WESTIN1 (937-8461) or 614-228-3800 and mention you are a Komen attendee to receive the special room rate. All reservations should be made by Friday, April 25, 2014. *Space is limited.

Q: What time will the events on Race Day begin?
A: 7:00 am Expo Area Opens at Broad Street
7:00 am SurvivorPalooza Opens on the west side of the Statehouse
8:00 am 5K Run (Runners being competitively timed with the blue timing chips line up first, followed by the untimed 5K Runners.) The 5K Co-ed Walk will immediately follow the 5K Run.
9:00 am Family Fun Walk
10:00 am Survivor Ceremony

Q: How can I be timed for the Race for the Cure?
A: Anyone wishing to be competitively timed will need to purchase a $5 timing chip. Your bib will be blue and contains the timing chip. Your start time will be 8:00 a.m.

Q: Are strollers permitted at the Race?
A: Anyone using a stroller will need to participate in the Family Fun Walk.

Q: May I bring my dog downtown for the Race?
A: Dogs are not permitted at the Race for the Cure for everyone’s safety. Dogs are prohibited on the Statehouse grounds, where SurvivorPalooza and the Survivor Ceremony will be held.


Registration Info 

Q: What are the registration fees for this year’s Race?
A: Adults participating as an individual or as part of a team are $35; breast cancer survivors are $30; children 15 and under are $20. Babies can be registered up to age 2 for $10, and the first 1,000 to be registered will receive a baby bib. All registration rates will increase by $5 on Race Day.

Q: What are the different Race event options?
A: You may participate in the 5K (3.1 miles) Run, 5K (3.1 miles) Walk, Family Fun Walk (1.3 miles) or Sleep in for the Cure. There is no price difference if you decide to change events on Race Day. If you wish to participate in the 5K Competitive run, please purchase a timing chip for $5 when registering. The first 40,000 participants, no matter the event, will receive a 2014 Race for the Cure t-shirt with their registration fee.

Q: How can I register for the Race?
A: Registration will be available online until May 3. We will again have in-person registration opportunities prior to and on Race weekend. If you register as an individual, but don't select the $6.50 shipping option to have your Race t-shirt and packet mailed to you, please plan on picking up your supplies (or registering) at one of the following locations.  


Polaris Fashion Place- Lower level by the entrance to JCPenney
Saturday, May 10: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 11: Noon - 6 p.m.

The Mall at Tuttle Crossing - Enter through the doors by Panera, lower level by the Macy's at I-270
Monday, May 12:  10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday, May 13: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

Easton Town Center - Main mall area by the fountain and food area
Wednesday, May 14: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 15: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, May 16: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Vern Riffe Center
RACE DAY - Saturday, May 17: 6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

Q: What will be included in my registration packet?
A: The first 40,000 who register for the Race for the Cure will receive an event t-shirt, bib number, Race Day materials and special offers from some of our sponsors. The first 2,000 survivors will also receive a special pink survivor shirt in addition to the general Race t-shirt.

Q: How can I get my t-shirt before Race Day?
A: Please plan on picking up your t-shirt and packet at on one of our on-site registration locations (listed above) the week prior to the race. If you register online as an individual by April 25, you may select the option to have your t-shirt shipped to you for $6.50.

Fundraising Info 
Q: Is there a fundraising minimum for all participants?
A: There is no minimum required amount. However, we encourage all participants to go above and beyond their registration fee. Your registration will get us to the start line, but fundraising will get us to a cure.

Q: What if my donors want to make an offline donation via check or cash?
A: Please make all checks out to Komen Columbus and mail any contributions to: Komen Columbus, 929 Eastwind Drive, Suite 211, Westerville, OH 43081. Please put your first and last name in the Memo line of the check so we make sure to give you credit for the donation or use our 2014 Pledge Form.

Q: How do I download the free Fundraising with Facebook application?
A: Once you've registered online for the Race, login to our Web site to access your Participant Center. On the main page of your Participant Center, you'll see a blue button that says "Fundraise with Facebook." Click this to begin the process of downloading the free application.

Q: What is the deadline for Race fundraising?
A: All Race donations must be received by May 31, 2014.

Team Info 
Q: Do all team members need to participate in the same event?
A: No, team members may participate in any event they’d like and still be a part of the team.

Q: How could my team participate in the Team T-shirt Contest?
A: Design your own team t-shirt and make sure to drop a shirt off to our office by May 14th. All shirts will be displayed in the Expo Area on Race day and the shirt that receives the most votes (by way of donations) is the winner. Please reserve pink t-shirts for survivors. More info is available here.

Q: If I've registered as part of a team, how do I get my t-shirt before Race day?
A:
All team members' shirts will need to be picked up by the Team Captain on Friday, May 9 from 3-6 pm or Saturday, May 10 from 9-11 am at our office, 929 Eastwind Drive, Suite 211, Westerville, OH 43081.

Q: What if my team members want to register offline?
A: Team members may register via offline form by Monday, April 28. If you have any last-minute registrations, bring the completed forms and payment with you when you pick up your team's packets May 9 or 10.

Spread the Word about the Race 
Q: How can I help promote the Race for the Cure?
A: Talk to friends and family about it, help others get registered or distribute our Race registration brochures, posters and yard signs around your neighborhood. All Race materials will be available in March. Stay up-to-date on all Race activities through our Facebook page or Twitter feed.