General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on October 15, 2017. The timed 5K run will start at 9 a.m.. The 5K & 1-mile walk will start at 9:15 a.m..
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will start and finish at the Reno City Plaza, 10 N. Virginia St, Reno, NV.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
|April 15 - May 31||June 1 - Sept 30||Oct 1 - 15|
|Adults & Survivors/Forever Fighters (18+)||$30||$35||$40|
|Youth (under 18)||$20||$25||$30|
|Virtual (Sleep in for the Cure)||$35||$40||$45|
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 number, 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 [link offline registration form] and mailing to 1350 Freeport Blvd, Suite 101, Sparks, NV 89431.
Q. When can I pick up my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. You can pick up your Race t-shirt and bib Oct 12-14 at the Silver Legacy Silver Baron Ballrooms 1-6, or on Race day at Reno City Plaza.
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 Nevada 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 $300,000 to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in our community!
Q. Does the money raised stay right here in our community?
A. Yes! 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. Drop off or mail to: 1350 Freeport Blvd, Suite 101, Sparks, NV 89431. For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check. Donations Form Individual Donation Form
Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
A. All donations on your behalf that are received by November 15, 2017 will be counted in fundraising rewards.
Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
A. Your fundraising incentives are calculated based on the total fundraising dollars you have collected. Individuals who raise $150 or more can pick up MORE THAN PINK car shades on Race Day. The top fifteen fundraisers on Race Day will be invited to a VIP brunch at the Eldroado Resorts after the Race. The top fund raiser will receive certificate for American Airlines miles in the mail after the fundraising deadline on November 15, 2017.
Q. What are some ways I can fundraise for my team/my individual goal?
A. We have plenty of ideas on our Fundraising Tips page!
Q. How do I form a team?
A. You can form a team or join a team online. For more information, contact us at 775-355-7311 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. Teams are the heart and soul of our Race! By starting a team, you can bring family, friends and coworkers together to celebrate a survivor in your life, honor the lives of lost loved ones, or simply support a great cause. In addition to receiving some friendly competition, when you start a team you’ll receive a team website and are eligibility for the following rewards. Challenge your team to earn a team table at the tailgate party!
|>$650 or 10+ members||Team sign (Deadline Oct 6)|
|$1000 or 15+ members||Choose team photo time (available while appointments last)|
|$1500 or 25+ members||Table at team tailgate party (Deadline Oct 11)|
|$3500+||Team tent (Deadline Oct 11)|
|$4500+||Team porta potty (Deadline Oct 11)|
|$6500+||Team breakfast (Deadline Oct 11)|
*Fundraiser milestones do not include registration fees.
Q. How do I join the fun at the team tailgate party area?
A. Teams that have 25+ members or raised $1500 or more will be assigned a table at the tailgate party. Bring a tailgate breakfast to enjoy with your team before the Race. Teams that raise $3500+ also earn a tent. See chart above for additional team fundraising rewards.
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 us at 775-355-7311 or email email@example.com 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.
Q. Will there be an area for my team to meet-up on Race day?
A. Teams of 10 or more members or that raise over $500 or more, earn a team sign. Pick up your team sign at the Teams tent in the Expo, then raise the sign so your team members can find you. Teams that raise over $1500 earn a table in the team tailgate area. That's a great place to meet your team members!