General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on October 15, 2016. Gates open at 7 a.m.
- 8:20 a.m. Kids for the Cure Dash
- 8:45 a.m. 1-mile Fun Run/Walk
- 9:15 a.m. 5K Fun Run/Walk
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race and Expo will at the Family Circle Tennis Center & Volvo Car Stadium
161 Seven Farms Dr.
Daniel Island, SC 29492
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. July 1st - Sept. 30th - $35 Kids for the Cure - $15
Oct. 1st - Oct. 13th - $40 Kids for the Cure - $20
Race Day - $45 Kids for the Cure - $25
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 Bib, 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. Online registration deadline is Oct. 10th. You can also register offline by downloading this form and mailing to the address: 50 Folly Road Blvd. | Charleston, SC 29407
Paper registration is due by Oct. 10th. Registration will also be available onsite Thursday night, Friday afternoon and before the race on Saturday.
Q. How will I receive my Race shirt and bib?
A. Pickup will be Oct. 13th during the Tie One On Party, Friday 1-6pm and Race morning.
If you are a VIP, then your packet will be mailed directly 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. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen Lowcountry 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 $500,000 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. Mail or drop off: 50 Folly Road Blvd. | Charleston, SC 29407
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 Oct 31, 2016 will be credited to your fundraising total. After the deadline these will be considered general donations.
Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
A. Your fundraising incentives are calculated based on the total fundraising dollars our office has received and confirmed. Your incentives will be mailed once you've reached the milestone. Top fundraising prizes will be awarded in November.
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'll need 10 or more registered teammates by Oct. 6th. You can create a new team or reform one from a previous year. For more information, contact us at (843) 556-8011 or email@example.com.
Q. What are the benefits of a team?
A. Forming or joining a team multiplies your fun on Race day. You can create a team to celebrate a survivor or honor someone you have lost. Get your entire company involved by forming a Corporate Team.
Q. Do teams have to fundraise?
A. Fundraising as a team is fun and meaningful, but not required. 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 our office at 843-556-8011 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get this corrected. This must be done by Oct. 6th.
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.