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EVENT INFORMATION

Basic Info FAQ Fundraising
Packet Pickup Schedule Survivors
Teams Timed Runners Volunteer

 

Race Day Information

The 2nd annual River Runs Pink will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 on the Bluff at 8:00 a.m. which will include a 5K walk or optional timed component, a special survivor breakfast for all registered survivors, kids for the cure activities, and a special optional color explosion after the event.

Race Day Schedule

5:30 a.m. Volunteer Check-In (snacks)

6:30 a.m. Registration Opens

7:30 a.m. Warm-Up

7:45 a.m. REGISTRATION CLOSES

8:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk

9:15 a.m. Pink Color Explosion

9:30-10:30 a.m. Survivor Breakfast

10:30 a.m. Photos (Group survivors, teams, etc.)

10:30 a.m. Awards

Our Survivors

Breast cancer survivors are the stars of the Komen River Runs Pink 5K and an inspiration to us all! We will celebrate breast cancer survivors at the 2nd Annual Komen River Runs Pink through:

Volunteer

It takes hundreds on Race day to provide the best experience to our participants. If you are interested in volunteering on Race day, please email info@komencentralms.org with your volunteer registration form, or fill out our online volunteer form.

Fundraising

Suggested fundraising goal: $100

101 fundraising ideas

As a Komen fundraiser, we know you give your time, passion, and dedication to giving back to your community. We want to show you how much we appreciate your efforts and accomplishments in going the extra mile to make the biggest impact possible in the fight against breast cancer.

Fundraising is easy through your online Participant Center. Take a moment to log in and personalize your site. Then you can use one of our template emails to customize and send to all of your friends and family members asking for their support.

Incentives and prizes for top fundraisers and/or fundraising team is sponsored by local businesses and organizations.

Teams

The 2017 Central Mississippi River Runs Pink is all about TEAMS! Our Race teams can change history—the history of breast cancer—by helping the Central Mississippi Susan G Komen reach record-breaking levels of race participation and fundraising. A team is a group of 5 or more participants who join together for the Race season to have fun and raise funds to empower the breast cancer movement.

Teams awards help drive the friendly competition that makes each year better than the last! Numbers for awards are calculated for registrations and donations received by October 10, 2017. Team members may continue to register and raise funds until October 31, 2017. However, any registrations or funds collected after the cut-off date will not be considered for award calculation purposes.

We recognize the following Team Award Categories:

  1. Highest Fundraising Team/Individual (per capita): the team or individual person that raised the most money
  2. Largest Overall Team: the team that has the most registered participants

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be Friday, October 13, 2017 from 3pm-6pm on the Bluff. All packets not picked up by 6 pm on October 13 will be available on race day at the registration tent. Please arrive early to avoid long lines. Registration and packet pickup will open at 6:00 am on race day October 14.

If you have chosen the competitive timed component, your timing chip was preloaded into your bib and will be located in your packet on packet pickup day or race day.  Only pre-sold chips will be available on race day NO onsite timing chip registration will be available.

Timed Runners

Timed runners, who paid an additional $5.00 registration fee, receive a special Race Bib and a timing chip. Birth dates and gender is required for Timed Runners.

Only timed runners are eligible for timed results and medals. The first 50 timed runners will received a commemorative medal.

FAQ's

Q. Where is River Runs Pink?
   A. The Race will be held on the Bluff at 8:00 a.m. Race site opens at 6:00 a.m. 

Q. When is the River Runs Pink?
   A. River Runs Pink will be held on October 14, 2017. The Race start time will be at 8:00 a.m.  

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A.

$35.00  5K Adult Timed (Competitive)
$30.00  5K Adult Untimed (Non-Competitive)
$20.00  Child/Youth/Kids for the Cure
$125.00 Group of 5 Adults (non-competitive)

Q. Is my registration fee tax-deductible?
   A. No, your registration fee helps defray the costs of producing event 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 bib, a Susan G. Komen River Runs Pink t-shirt, and access to the Komen village where sponsors will give a way great promotional items, food and beverages!  

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: P.O. Box 16451 Jackson, MS 39236. 

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. Packets can be picked up on the Bluff  Friday, October 13th  from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. All packets not picked up during this time can be picked up on race day at the registration tent.  

Q. How long is the Race?
   A. The Race is a 5K route, which is approximately 3.1 miles.  You may choose to walk or run the 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 Central Mississippi events depends heavily on the support we receive from our volunteers in the months leading up to event and on event Day. There are many ways you can get involved, for more information, email info@komencentralms.org. 

Q. Are pet and strollers allowed at the event?
   A. Pets and strollers are permitted; we just ask that you position yourself at the rear of the other walkers/runners.  All pets are required to be on leash and any waste properly picked up and disposed of. 

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.  Refunds will not be given in the case the event has to be canceled. 

Fundraising FAQ

Q. Does the Komen River Runs Pink 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 500 Race participant raises just $100 in addition to their registration fee, we would bring in an additional $50,000 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. You can mail all donations to: P.O. Box 16451 Jackson, MS 39236. 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 October 10, 2017 will be credited to your fundraising total for prizes and incentives.  You can continue to collect donations after this date to make a greater impact; however, it will not count in your total for prizes and incentives. 

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 distributed on event day at the awards tent. You will be notified at least 24 hours prior to event day if you received a fundraising prize or incentive.  Prizes not collected on race day will be available up to 30 days after the event and arrangements must be made to pick it up. 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! 

TEAM FAQ

Q. How do I form a team?
   A. To be considered an official team, you will need 5 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 (866) 475-6636 or info@komencentralms.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.  

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.  

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 the affiliate office at 866-475-6636 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.