General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on March 5, 2016. The Race start time will be at 8:00AM for the competitive 5K Run and 8:15AM for the non-competitive 5K/1 Mile Walk.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at Coconut Point Mall in Estero, Florida. The local address is 23106 Fashion Dr, Estero, FL 33928. Race festivities and start line are behind the Hollywood Theatres.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. A. $45 for 5K Timed Runners, $35 for 5K/1 mile Non-Competitive Runners/Walkers, $40 for Sleep in for the Cure®, and $15 for all Kids for the Cure®.
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 by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading this form and mailing to the address below: 4061 Bonita Beach Road Suite 103 | Bonita Springs FL 34134
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. You can either choose to have your packet mailed to you for an additional cost or pick up your packet at one of our packet pick up locations the week prior to the Race. Check back for official dates and locations.
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 Southwest Florida 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 $650,000 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 to: 4061 Bonita Beach Road Suite 103, Bonita Springs FL 34134
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 March 31, 2016 will be credited to your fundraising total.
Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
A. Y A. Your fundraising incentives are calculated based on the total fundraising dollars you have collected. Incentive certificates are mailed after the close of our Race fundraising season. 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 239-498-0016 or firstname.lastname@example.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 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 email@example.com 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. Yes, there will be a team meet up spot located next to the Main Stage. Here you can also take photos with your team.