General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 The 5K and 10K start time will be at 8:30am. Please arrive by 7am for opening festivities and to have plenty of time to visit our survivor breakfast, sponsor village and teams village.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race festivities will be held in the North Parking Lot of the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City. The actual races will take place on the Arthur Teague Parkway.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. Adults are $30, Survivors are $20, Youth are $10, and Virtual is $40.
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, a race packet filled with products and goodies provided by 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 Avenue Suite 2C Shreveport, La 71104
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. Come by the Komen office Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday before the race from 9am-6pm. If you cannot make it by during those times, please come early race morning. We will open packet pickup at 6:30am. If you chose to pay an extra $5 during registration to have your packet mailed, it will be mailed to you if you register before 9/16, and after race if you registered after 9/17.
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), and a 10K route, approximately 6.2 miles long. You may choose to walk or run either the 5K or 1 mile 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 North La. 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. Yes, but they (Pooches in Pink) must be registered at the time of registration and are not allowed on the Race course itself because it voids our insurance. We welcome both in our festivities area!
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 $400,000 to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in our community! All fundraising is due by Wednesday September 27th!
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. 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. Send ALL DONATIONS IN WITH THIS FORM. Click here for the form.
Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
A. All donations on your behalf that are received by September 27, 2017 will be credited to your fundraising total for awards on Race day. Fundraising will be left open for 30 days after Race.
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 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 teams deadline. You can form a team or join a team online. For more information, contact us at 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 Becky Tripp at BTripp@Komennorthlouisiana.org to get this corrected before September 15th.
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. Yes, you can reserve a team tent space (10x10) for only $25! Please send a check with a note signifying your reservation to the Komen office or email us.
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