Q. When is the Race?
A. Saturday, June 24, 2017. The 1-mile start time is 7:30am. The 5k start is at 8:00am.
Please note: The date of the 2017 Race for the Cure has changed from May to June 24 due to the I-85 bridge collapse and our desire to not obstruct traffic patterns around the affected area during bridge repairs. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at Lenox Square - 3393 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30326.
Note: There will be no parking at the mall. Please visit the Maps & Parking page for more information.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
|Register by February 28*||Register by June 4*||Register after June 4|
|Youth (12 and under)||$20||$20||$25|
|Virtual Participant/Sleep In for the Cure®||$50 (shirts will be mailed two weeks before Race - packet includes t-shirt and limited-edition Finisher's Medal)|
|*Prices increase at 5pm EST|
Available Registrations Add-ons:
2017 Finisher's Medal: $15 each Reserve your very own limited-edition medal for just $15 when you register online for Race. Medals will be available for pick up at Packet Pick-up and on Race morning.
Timing Chip: $5 per participant (5k event only) Receive a bib with timing chip to keep your official time on this fast course to use as qualifying time on upcoming races. Our course is USAT&F Certified and a 2018 Peachtree Road Race qualifier.
Packet Mailing: $6 per participant Mailed packet includes Race t-shirt, bib number, Race information and parking instructions. Packet mailing deadline: June 4 at midnight. Packets will be mailed 2 weeks prior to Race. Packets not mailed MUST be picked up at Packet Pick-up prior to Race.
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 (bib), a Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Race for the Cure® t-shirt, and access to the post-Race Expo and activities. NOTE: Our affiliate now incurs the cost of t-shirts. ALL participants (including Survivors) will receive only ONE t-shirt.
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. For a small charge of just $6 per participant, you may choose to receive your Race packet in the mail (select the "Packet Mailing" option at Registration). In order to receive a mailed packet, you must register by June 4.
For participants who register after June 4 or who choose not to have their packet mailed, you will be able to pick up your Race number, t-shirt, and information at Packet Pick-up.
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 Atlanta 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 pets allowed at the event?
A. Pets are NOT allowed at the event due to City of Atlanta restrictions and for the safety and comfort of all participants.
Q. Are strollers allowed at the event?
A. Yes! Strollers are permitted on the Race course; however, if your child is old enough to walk and enjoy the activities in the post-Race area, we encourage you to register them as Youth participants to help cover the cost of kids activities and prizes.
Q. What if it rains?
A. Komen Atlanta 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. While not required, fundraising is greatly encouraged. Any funds given and donations received help us provide services in our community for those who need us most. Just imagine the IMPACT - If every Race participant raises just $100 in addition to their registration fee, we would bring in an additional $1 million to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in metro Atlanta!
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. To see a list of our current grantee programs, please visit our 2016-2017 Grantee page and visit our grantees in the Mission Village area on Race morning. The remaining twenty-five percent supports Komen’s national research and training grants program.
Q. Where do I send donations?
A. For participant tracking and donor tax purposes, we suggest all donations be made online. Check donations may be mailed to: P.O. Box 934048, Atlanta, GA 31193-4048. Please do not mail cash. For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include an Offline Donation Form with your check.
Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
A. All donations on your behalf that are received by June 30, 2017 will be credited to your fundraising total and qualify your for fundraising rewards.
Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
A. This year we have partnered with our Sponsors to say Thank You with unique fundraising rewards to be collected at Sponsor tables Race morning. This program allows your fundraising to completely support our mission!
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. For more information, contact us at 404-814-0052 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. We strongly encourage our participants and teams to fundraise, though it is not required. Fundraising as a team can be fun! Click here to get a list of fundraising events your team can do and stay tuned for events hosted by our Teams Committee and Race Ambassadors to encourage teambuilding and team fundraising.
Q. Can our company pay all or a portion of our team sign up fees?
A. Yes! Just give us a call at 404-814-0052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a special code.
Q. One of my team members registered as an individual when they meant to join my team. How do they correct this?
A. Please call the Komen Atlanta office at 404-814-0052 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.
Welcome to the new KomenAtlanta.org/Race!
We have a brand new Race website and we think it's pretty great! Give us 4 minutes to show you around and we think you'll agree.
How To Register
Registering for the Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure takes less than 5 minutes - no, really, it does. And this four and a half minute video will show you just how to do it.
Tour the Fundraising Center
You're registered to Race, but now what? Take a quick tour of your fundraising center to learn how you can use the tools within it to help you build your Race team and raise money for Komen Atlanta.
Personalize Your Fundraising Center
Your Race for the Cure Fundraising Center comes with photos, stories and emails - everything is in place and ready for you to use as soon as you register to Race. But you can change it all! Tell your story, share your photos, spread your message for fundraising and teambuilding success.
How to Update your page URL
Turn a link that looks like it was written in secret code into your own personal power play. 90 seconds to fundraising and team-building victory!
Fundraise with Facebook
Use Facebook to fundraise for you...seriously, just set it and forget it! You won't have a pot roast at the end of the day, but the chances are *very good* that you'll have some donations that will take us closer to the cures for breast cancer. Note: This can only be done on a PC - the linkup will not work if you are on a mobile device.