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Frequently Asked Questions

General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on October 15, 2016. The Race start time will be at 7:30 am. Race Day registration begins at 6:00am.

Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132. 

Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. The 2016 Fee schedule is:

Early Bird Special (Until September 16th) 
Runner (Timed) Registration: $35

Walker (Non-timed) Registration: $30
One Mile Fun Run: $30
Child Participant ages 2-7 (Tot Run): $10
Child Participant ages 8-17: $20 
Sleep in for the Cure: $30 

Pre-Event (After September 16th):
Runner (Timed) Registration: $40
Walker (Non-timed) Registration: $35
One Mile Fun Run: $35
Child Participant ages 2-7 (Tot Run): $10
Child Participant ages 8-17: $20 
Sleep in for the Cure: $30 

Race Day:
Runner (Timed) Registration: $45
Walker (Non-timed) Registration: $40
One Mile Fun Run: $40
Child Participant ages 2-7 (Tot Run): $10
Child Participant ages 8-17: $20
Sleep in for the Cure: N/A 

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 leading up to the Race or at the event on Race Day. Race Day registration begins at 6:00 AM.

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. You can choose to have your packet mailed to you prior to the Race by selecting this option when registering. There is a $5 mailing fee. Race packets will also be available for pick up the week leading up to Race at several locations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. To find a location near you, click here.

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 Miami/Ft. Lauderdale 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. Where can I find the Kellogg's-Publix Promotion?
A. You can find the offer at your local Publix Store.Go to the cereal aisle in the Kellogg's Special K Cereal section and the information will be available to you. You must purchase ONE (1) Kellogg's Special K Cereal, upon purchasing the cashier will provide you a UPC code along with directions on how to redeem the promotion.

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.

Q. Does the money raised stay right here in our community?
A. Yes! Seventy-five percent of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals, clinics and community organizations that provide breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs for uninsured women in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. The remaining net twenty-five percent supports the Susan G. Komen® Research and Training Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational/scientific programs.

Q. Where do I send donations?
A. Mail to our Race management company: Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure®, 4081 SW 47th Avenue, Suite # 7, Davie, FL 33314. 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 28, 2016 will be credited to your fundraising total. 

Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
A.  Deadline for incentives is November 28, 2016. 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 January 2017. Prizes are not cumulative. Only teams of 10 or more members will be eligible for prizes.

Q. What are some ways I can fundraise for my team/my individual goal?
A. you can find more ideas on our Fundraising Resources page!


Q. How do I form a team?
A.  Teams can be any number of people, but for team prize categories and 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 844-307-9388 or race@komenmiaftl.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. One of my team members registered as an individual when they meant to join my team. How do they correct this?
A. Please contact us at race@komenmiaftl.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.

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