Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on September 13, 2015. The Race start time will be at 600A for Registration & Expo; 730A for the Opening ceremonies; 815A for the Timed 5K; Untimed 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at Worlds of Fun | 4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue | KCMO.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. Entry fees begin at $20/per for participants ($10/per for kids 12 and under). Please note that this is a fundraising event and, as such, there are no registration refunds. We will gladly convert your registration fee to a donation supporting Susan G. Komen.
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 (Click here) and mailing to the address below: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure | 1111 Main Street, Suite 450 | Kansas City, MO 64105
Q. How can I purchase Worlds of Fun tickets at a reduced rate?
A. Worlds of Fun tickets are available and support Komen KC! $35 Any Day Passes can be purchased online or Race Day. Passes are valid any day except Saturdays in October. Click here to purchase tickets today! $10 Stay & Play All Day Passes (Race Day, 09.13.2015, Only) are also available and benefit Komen KC as well. These are a benefit to Race participants and can be purchased during registration and/or on Race Day in the Race Expo. Click here to register today!
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. Packet pick up locations begin with Teams Pick Up on Tuesday, September, 8, 2015 and continue throughout the week! Click here for a full list!
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 Family Fun Run/Walk). You may choose to walk or run either route. If you are unable to walk or run, you can still register (Sleep in for the Cure or Pink in the Pew) and join us on Race day. We are always looking for people to cheer on our runners and walkers. Click here for the 2015 Race Map.
Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen Greater Kansas City 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 $1.8 million 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 75% 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 25% supports Komen’s national research and training grants program.
Q. Where do I send donations?
A. Fundraising may be dropped off on Race Day at the Fundraising Tent. Or, it may be mailed in advance or after the Race to: Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City Race for the Cure | 1111 Main Street, Suite 450 | Kansas City, MO 64105. 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 31, 2015 will be credited to your fundraising total and eligible for incentives.
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 Late October/early 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 (Click here)
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 816.842.0410 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! (Click here). Click here for the Team Captain Tool Kit.
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 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 for the Cure Park is the best location to do this. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to reserve a space.