General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017. The Race timeline is as follows:
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at HERITAGE SQUARE in Downtown Waco, TX.
Q. How much is the registration 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 number, a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® t-shirt, an awesome finisher medal 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 2017 Registration Form and mailing to the address below: P.O. Box 6217, Tyler, TX 75711
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
Wednesday 09.27.17 from 11am to 7pm
Thursday 09.28.17 from 11am to 7pm
Friday 09.29.17 from 4pm to 6pm
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 Central Texas 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?
Did you know that Komen ECTX Affiliate functions on donation and fundraising alone? The affiliate does not receive any type of funding from Komen HQ. That being said, 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 $200,000 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. Enter donations online at www.komenectx.org. Go to EVENTS and select your Race. Or mail to: P.O. Box 6217, Tyler, TX. 75711
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. We will accept donations and fundraising until October 31, 2017.
Our deadline for fundraising awards is 5:00pm on September 29, 2017.
Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
A. Your fundraising incentives are calculated based on the total fundraising dollars you have collected. Incentives are mailed after the close of our Race fundraising season, and you can expect to receive your prize sometime in October.
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. 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. For more information, contact us at 254.753.7037 or 903.561.6992. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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 us at 254.753.3037 or 903.561.6992 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?
Due to lack of participation over the past few years, there will not be a "TEAM AREA". Please feel free to rally your Team at any location of your choice.