General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The 25th Anniversary Race for the Cure is on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Gates will open at 7 am. This event will occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds; rather, your entry fee will be used as a donation to the Komen SC Mountains to Midlands Race for the Cure.
After the Race concludes, stick around for the First Annual More Than Race Concert! There will be music playing, food trucks and nothing but fun for a great cause! The concert is free for all Race participants and $10 for non Race participants.
We are so excited that Drew Horton, Larry McNair and the Hot Notes, and Benton Blount, a Top Ten Finalist from the 2015 season of America’s Got Talent will be performing this year!
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race and the More Than Race concert will be held at Heritage Park in Simpsonville, SC.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. For the 5K Adult Non-Competitive, registration is $30.00. For the 5K Adult Competitive, registration is $37.00. For children ages 2-13, Non-Competitive is $18.00 and Competitive is $25.00. All children under 2 years old are free. Sleep in for the Cure is $37.00 and Virtual Runners are $37.00.
Q. Can I register as a participant the day of the Race?
A. Yes, we will be having on site sign ups until 9:00 am.
Q. What is the final date for individual registration?
A. Participants can register online through Thursday, September 22nd 5:00. Or on-site on Friday, September 23rd (8:00 am to 7:00 pm) or Race Day from 7:00 am to 9:00 am.
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 Breast Fest wristband 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: 82 Orchard Park Dr. | Greenville, SC 29615
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. We will be having a Packet Pick Up event at the Haywood Mall on September 10th from 10:00-9:00pm. We will also be on site at Heritage Park from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm or you can choose to have your packet mailed to you.
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. Where do I send donations and registration fees?
A. Please try to register and donate online first! Please do not send cash; instead send checks or money orders. Our mailing address is as follows: Komen SC Mountains to Midlands, 82 Orchard Park Drive, Greenville, SC 29615.
Q. Are pets, inline skates, bikes, motorized scooters, or skateboards allowed at the Race?
A. For the safety of all participants, pets, inline skates, bikes, scooters, skateboards and pets are not allowed at the Race.
Q. Are strollers and wheelchairs allowed on the Race course?
A.Yes, however for safety reasons we require that participants using them line up behind those who are running.
Q. How does a breast cancer survivor determine which group to walk with in the survivor ceremony?
A. An individual is considered a breast cancer survivor from the time of the breast cancer diagnosis. For example, someone diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2006 would be a 10-year breast cancer survivor at the time of the 2016 SC Mountains to Midlands Race in June.
Q. Can we sell merchandise for fundraising on Race day?
A. Teams or individuals are not allowed to sell merchandise on Race day.
Q. Who do we make the check payable to?
A. Please make all checks payable to: Komen SC Mountains to Midlands. On the check memo line, please include your name or your team name.
Q. Should I bring money on Race Day?
A. Yes! We will be selling Komen merchandise.
Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen SC Mountains to Midlands 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. 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 $220,000 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. You can drop it by our office at 82 Orchard Park Drive, Greenville, SC 29615
Or mail to: 82 Orchard Park Dr. | Greenville, SC 29615
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, 2016 will be credited to your fundraising total.
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 morning of the Race. You can form a team or join a team online. For more information, contact us at (864) 234-5035 or 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 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 AnnaGrace@komenscmm.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. There will be a team area for all teams to set up a tent and chairs.