General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on October 14, 2017. The Timed Race start time will be at 7:30 a.m., the 5K Race will start at 8:00 a.m.. and the 2K Race will start following the 5K
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held in downtown Little Rock. The sponsor exhibit area will be on Broadway Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. The startline for the Race will be at 2nd and Broadway. We will be crossing Broadway Bridge this year!
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. Adult 5K, 2K, Virtual (Sleep In) is $30 and the Youth Registration is $20.
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, and a great feeling!
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. All Race packets will be mailed to those who register before September 22, 2017 via on-line or through the mail using an Individual Offline Registration Form. The Race Space will open on October 6th through October 13th for on-site registration. TThe hours and location will be announced soon.
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 Arkansas 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 $2 million to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in our community! And, everyone who fundraises $100 over the registration fee will receive this pink cape to proudly show you are more than pink on Race day!
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. You can drop off donations at the Komen Office at 904 Autumn Road, Suite 500, Little Rock, at the Race Space (location TBD) or at the fundraising tent near registration on Race morning. Or mail to: Susan G. Komen 904 Autumn Road, Suite 500 Little Rock, AR 72211 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. All donations on your behalf that are received by November 17, 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. Incentives are mailed after the close of our Race fundraising season, and you can expect to receive your code to redeem your prize sometime in late November. Prizes are not cumulative.
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 501-202-4399 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NEW THIS YEAR, join one of two Team Captain Training seminars. July 27th and August 24th. Times and location will be announced soon.
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 Mary Margaret Morrissey at 501-202-4399 or email email@example.com to get this corrected.
Q. Can donations made to a team be split or shared among team members?
A. Please call our office at 501-202-4399 to discuss.
Q. Will there be an area for my team to meet-up on Race day?
A. There is no official area for your team to meet on Race Day. We might suggest meeting at the large, inflattable, pink ribbon located in the parking lot on the northeast side of 3rd & Broadway.