Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on September 24, 2016. Below is the Race Day schedule:
6:30 am Late registration and pick up
7:00 am ALL race site events open/Survivor breakfast
7:15 am Program begins: Keristen Holmes, Shantel Hardison, Lindsay Dean, Sandy Franks
7:20 am Presentation of the Colors and The National Anthem- Southwood JROTC and Sachiri Henderson
7:30 am Survivor Pink Parade- Marcie Ellen Ratcliff – Hero and Fight Song
7:40 am Balloon Release
7:45 am Warm Up- Patrick Mosley
8:00 am 1 mile fun walk/run begins
8:05 am 10K run
8:15 am Pooches in Pink Parade- Main stage
8:30 am 5K run/walk and Pooches in Pink walk
10:00 am Awards Ceremony for runners and pooches
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. Fees vary- $25 Adults noncompetitive, $30 Competitive 5K, $20 Teens,$10 kids, $10 babies, $10 pooches
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, some goodies from our sponsors 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 and mailing to the address below: 2015 Fairfield Ave Suite 2C | Shreveport, LA 71104
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. Packet pick up will be available at the Komen North Louisiana office Saturday September 17th 10am-6pm, and Monday September 19th- Thursday, September 22nd from 10am-6pm at the Komen office in Shreveport at 2015 Fairfield Avenue.
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. This year we also have a 10K!
Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen North Louisiana 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 pets 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. Where should I stay in Shreveport/Bossier if I'm driving in for the Race?
A. The Hilton Shreveport is offering a discounted room block for Race participants! The rate is $80 a night. Go here to reserve your room! All reservations must be made by September 9, 2016, in order to receive the discounted group rate. The hotel will continue to accept reservations from guests after this date, however, rooms will be at the prevailing rate and subject to availability.
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 $350,000 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. Pick up or mail to: 2015 Fairfield Ave Suite 2C | Shreveport, LA 71104
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 October 23, 2016 will be credited to your fundraising total.
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 (318) 220-7050 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. To learn more check out the Team Rewards page.
Q. Do teams have to fundraise?
A. Teams are not required to fundraising 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 our office at 318-220-7050 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. We have a team tent area that you can reserve a space in. Please refer to the team packet for details!