General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on October 9, 2016. The Race start time will be at 2:00 PM.

Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at the UTC McKenzie Arena 

Q. How much is the registration fee?

Registration Fees - August 1st - October 8th

5K Timed Runners - $40.00

5K Untimed and 1 Mile participants - $30.00

Kid's for the Cure® 5 years old and under  - $20  

Sleep In for the Cure® -  $35 **Not available after September 1st.

There will be a $5.00 increase for adult and youth particiaption on day of Race registration.

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, entry into the Pink Vendor Expo, insurance to cover your participation in the event 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: 6025 Lee Hwy Suite 203 | Chattanooga, TN 37421

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration for Race for the Cure will go OFFLINE on Thursday, October 6th at midnight; however, you can STILL REGISTER by visiting us at the Komen office or at UTC's McKenzie Arena during the posted Packet Pickup times. 

Friday, October 7th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Komen Office

Saturday, October 8th from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm at UTC's McKenzie Arena

Sunday, October 9th from 11:00 am - 1:45 pm at UTC's McKenzie Arena


Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?

A. If you registered as an individual or your team has less than nine (9) members, you will be able to pick up your Race packet at the locations and hours:

Komen Chattanooga office, 6025 Lee Hwy, Suite 203

Sunday, October 2nd from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Monday through Thursday, October 3rd through October 6th, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, October 7th, from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

McKenzie Arena, Gate 1

Saturday, October 8th, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 9th (Race Day), 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Team packet pickup for teams of 10 or more will be held at:

Sunday, October 2nd at the Komen Office from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For more information on packet pickup, click here!

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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 Chattanooga 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. This is a RAIN or SHINE event. Please dress accordingly. Race for the Cure will ONLY be cancelled if there is a catastrophic event in which case your registration fee will become a donation to the Race for the Cure.

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 $100 in addition to their registration fee, we would bring in an additional [$100,000] 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. The Komen Office is open from 10 am - 4 pm on Moday, Wednesday and Friday to accept donations.  Or mail to: 6025 Lee Hwy Suite 203 | Chattanooga, TN 37421
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 Nov. 4 , 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 2016 if not before. 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. You can form a team or join a team online. Visit the 'Teams' tab for more information on team fundraising, goals, and team building ideas. For more information, contact us at (423) 499-9155 or

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 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. The Top 10 Fundraising Teams will be assigned a Komen Pink Tent on the front lawn at the McKenzie Arena to meet, gather, rest and celebrate their fundraising success.  Set this as a goal for your team and you will be front and center of the activity all day.  These tents also make a good visual landmark for other team members to find each other in the adjacent areas.