FAQs

General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on October 22, 2017. The Race start time will be at 2:00 p.m. 

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held at UTC's McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, TN. 

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. 

Earlybird Registration (April 1st - May 31st):

            Adults - $25

            Survivors - $25

            Youth (Ages 5-15) - $20

            Children (5 and Under) - Free but must still register

            Virtual (Sleep in for the Cure) - $30

Regular Registration (June 1st - October 21st):

            Adults - $30

            Survivors - $30

            Youth (Ages 5-15) - $20

            Children (5 and Under) - Free but must still register

            Virtual (Sleep in for the Cure) - $35

Day Of Registration (October 22nd):

            Adults - $35?

            Survivors - $30?

            Youth (Ages 5-15) - $25

            Children (5 and Under) - Free but must still register

            Virtual (Sleep in for the Cure) - $40

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! (Children 5 and under will only receive a race number)

Q. How can I register?
   A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading our offline registration form and mailing, or bringing it, to our office at 6025 Lee Hwy, Suite 203, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. Packet Pickup information will be updated closer to race day!

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 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.

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 we would have if every Race participant raised just $100 in addition to their registration fee! This would allow for additional support for 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. Donations can be mailed or brought to our office at 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 November 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. will be credited to your fundraising total.

Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
   A. Check back soon for more information!

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!

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 423-499-9155 or email us at info@komenchattanooga.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 us at 423-499-9155 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. If your team is one of our Top 10 Fundraising teams for the 2017 Race, you will have a designated area to meet. More information on this will be uploaded closer to race day!

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Race Day Information

2017 Komen Chattanooga Race for the CureŽ

Sunday, October 22, 2017

UTC McKenzie Arena

720 E 4th St

Chattanooga, TN 37403

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