FAQs

The 2017 Race for the Cure is locally presented by
Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company

General Race Information

Q. What's new at Race this year?
   A. New date: 10.07.17. New venue: Black & Veatch at 11401 Lamar. New time: 430P start for the 5K timed race. New parking options: more than 3,000 free spaces are availble at the Sprint campus and an additional 1,000 free spaces at Black & Veatch. New course: Starting at Black & Veatch and going south on Nall Avenue. Westbound on 115th Street through Sprint World Headquarters and back to Black & Veatch via surrounding streets. New fun for kids at Kids for the Cure inflatable park. New food options with our Food Truck Rally featuring a dozen trucks from the Food Truck Mafia. New music: stay after the Race for our post-event concert and much, much more!

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on 10.07.2017. The Race start time will be at 430P (5K Timed); 445P (5K Untimed) & 500P (1 Mile Family Fun Walk/Run). 615P is the Luminary Celebration & Survivors Parade and 645P will be our post-event concert.

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held at the Black & Veatch Campus, 11401 Lamar, Overland Park, KS (Just west of 114th & Nall in Overland Park, KS). 

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. Registration fees begin at $25/participant or $15/Kids under 18 years old. 

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 receive a Race bib, a Race t-shirt, access to the Race venue, Expo, Food Truck Rally and Post-Event Concert (plus amazing energy from supporting an incredible cause)!

Q. How can I register?
   A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading this form (click here for the paper form) and mailing to the Race office at Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City Race for the Cure, 8900 State Line Road, #333, Leawood, KS 66206. 

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. You can pick up your Race packet including your shirt, bib, etc. at locations throughout the metro during Race week or you can opt to have it mailed to you in advance of Race Day for an additional fee.

Q. How long is the Race?
   A. The Race is a certified 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. Come enjoy the Kids for the Cure Park, Food Truck Rally, Survivors Parade and our Post-Event Concert! We are always looking for people to cheer on our runners and walkers too.

Q. How can I become a volunteer?
   A. The success of the Komen 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, but strollers are permitted.

Q. What if it rains?
   A. Komen holds the right to cancel, change the date or location of, and/or delay the Race or any aspect on the Race venue 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. What type of food and drink will be at Race?
   A. New food options include our Food Truck Rally featuring a dozen-plus trucks from the Food Truck Mafia (specific truck information posted in Race Day Information). Many other food and drink vendors to be revealed over the next few months prior to Race.

Q. Are there activities for kids?
   A. New fun for kids at Kids for the Cure inflatable park featuring giant structures designed for fun and games. Other Kids area activities are being finalized and will be added here soon!

Q. Where can participants park?
   A. New parking options include more than 3,000 free spaces at the Sprint campus and an additional 1,000 free spaces at Black & Veatch (See maps & parking). Spaces are first come, first served. Additional parking will be available and promoted accordingly. Check back soon.

Q. When is the Survivors Parade?
   A. The survivors parade will take place in conjunction with the luminary celebration at 615P. Survivors who wish to participate in the parade are asked to meet at the survivors pavilion at 615P.

Q. What happens after the Race?
   A. Race Day isn't just about the 5K or 1 Mile course ... it's #MoreThanRaceKC afterwards. Stick around for dinner at the Food Truck Rally, enjoy our inflatable park for kids, games, prizes, our luminary celebration (615P), the survivors parade and then our post-event concert (645P) featuring (Coming Soon) and much, much more!

Q. Is there a special hotel package for Race Participants?
   A. Get your special Komen Kansas City Race hotel room rate for our 10.07.2017 event. Stay the night before (or the night after) Race at Sheraton Overland Park. Click here for the special rates or call them directly! 

Fundraising FAQ

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 $218 beyond their registration fee, we would bring in an additional $2.1 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 seventy-five percent (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 twenty-five percent (25%) supports Komen’s national research and training grants program

Q. Where do I send donations?
   A. On Race Day: go to the giant Pink Piggy Bank in the Expo to drop off your Race donations.  Or mail to: Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City Race for the Cure, 8900 State Line Road, #333, Leawood, KS 66206. 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 11.17.17 will be credited to your fundraising total and count towards your incentives. We will, however, accept Race donations all year long.

Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
   A. Your fundraising incentives are calculated based on the total fundraising dollars you have collected and submitted. Incentives are mailed after the close of our Race fundraising season, and you can expect to receive your prize sometime late in 2017. 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!

TEAM FAQ

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 816.842.4444 or teams@komenkansascity.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 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 teams@komenkansascity.org 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 place for Teams to gather. Make a space reservation by emailing teams@komenkansascity.org. Spaces are first come; first served.

Still have questions? Contact our Race Leadership Team:

Or call us at 816.842.4444 (Monday through Friday, 8A to 5P)

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Race Day Information

2017 Greater Kansas City Race for the CureŽ

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Black & Veatch Campus

11401 Lamar Avenue

Overland Park, KS 66211

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