The Race is a certified USATF 5K (3.1 mile) course with running and walking events for everyone from competitive runners to families.
The 25th Komen Central Indiana Race for the Cure will be held Saturday, April 16. The day will include opening ceremonies, the annual Pink Parade of breast cancer survivors, a 5K timed competitive run, a 5K non-competitive run/walk, a one-mile family walk, Kids' Dash and In Color Station.
Changes for 2016!
We have a new stage location on the New York Street side of the park. We are excited to have a double-sided stage this year that will be used for the Pink Parade Ceremony, Aerobic warm-up and finish line celebration. We also have a new start line placement, closer to Military Park and the Pink Parade. The start line will feature exciting new programming as the Race starts.
Participant - $30 (includes t-shirt and race bib)
Survivor - $25 (includes participant plus survivor t-shirt, medal and hat on-site)
Sleep-In/Virtual Runner - $35 (t-shirt, snooze bib and shipping of materials)
Sleep-In/Virtual Runner Survivor - $35 (t-shirt, sn00ze bib, survivor bib, survivor t-shirt, medal and shipping of materials)
Child 3-12 - $12 (t-shirt and bib are required to participate in the Kids' Dash or 5K)
Parking is free on the IUPUI campus parking surface lots, with the exception of the University Place Conference Center and hospital garages. Please don't park in spots with a 24-Hour Permit Required sign. Parking is limited, so arrive early to allow plenty of time! Arriving before 6:30 a.m. will give you the best chance of parking near the event.
NOTE: New York Street will close at 7 a.m. and won't reopen until noon. The Natatorium parking garage and Herron Lot are both on this street - you won't be able to exit until New York Street opens again at noon. To view maps, click here.
Team or Group Meeting Spot
There will be signs labeled A-Z on the IUPUI South Quad, behind Herron, for your group to select a location to gather Saturday morning. Check with your Team Captain or group leader to be sure everyone knows where to meet.
Pets and Strollers
We ask that you please do not bring pets. This is for their safety and the safety of others. Families are welcome to bring children in strollers but are encouraged to participate in the less congested 1-Mile Family Walk, which starts at 9:20 am and ends on Blackford Street. If you have a stroller, please try to keep to the rear of the crowds when the Race starts for your safety.
We will have about six wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-serve basis. They will be located on the north side of New York Street, in front of the pink firetruck.
Race Day Schedule of Events
5:30 am - Parking for participants opens (see parking info above)
7:00 to 9:00 am - Registration & packet pick up in the Registration Tent at Military Park (can also swap shirt sizes or add timing chip)
7:00 to 7:15 am - Survivors meet at the Survivors' Village (Military Park) to line up for the Pink Parade (must be in the Survivor Village by 7:15 am on Race Day)
7:30 to 8:20 am - Opening Ceremony, Pink Parade of Survivors & Photo
8:20 am - Aerobic warm-up with Cesar Acosta
8:30 am - Kids for the Cure Dash (on New York Street; 100-yard dash for children ages 2 through 8; all children participating in the Kids' Dash must be officially registered for the Race, wearing a Kids' Dash bib and accompanied by a parent or guardian)
8:50 am - Start line program begins
9:00 am - Competitive 5K Run starts (all participants should be wearing their Race for the Cure bib on their outer most layer. We hope to ensure everyone participating in the festivities and the Race has registered.)
9:10 am - Non-competitive 5K Run/Walk starts (all participants should be wearing their Race for the Cure bib on their outer most layer. We hope to ensure everyone participating in the festivities and the Race has registered.)
9:20 am - 1-Mile Family Walk starts (all participants should be wearing their Race for the Cure bib on their outer most layer. We hope to ensure everyone participating in the festivities and the Race has registered.)
Check out our new selection of merchandise, available for purchase at Packet Pick-Up and in the merchandise tent Race Day from 6 am - 12 pm. Cash and major credit cards will be accepted. Checks will not be accepted.
Refreshments will be available at the Kroger Food Tent for all participants after the Race. Food will also be available for purchase at several food trucks until 11:30 am.
Additional Activities in Military Park Post-Race
- Don't miss the Sponsor and Grantee Expos, where you can pickup fun giveaway prizes and useful information about breast health resources in your community.
- The I AM KOMEN tent and In Color Station, where you can learn more about breast self-awareness and how to make a Declaration. Spin the wheel for prizes and take home breast health education information.
- The Kids' Zone, featuring several activity stations including a bean bag toss, jump rope, hula hooping and frisbee. There will also be balloon animals, face painting, music and more.
- Meet Indy Car Driver Pippa Mann and see her 2016 Indy 500 pink show car.
- Music, food trucks and much more!
Award certificates will be mailed for the following: top three male and female runners, the top three breast cancer survivors, as well as the first place Master Survivor and Senior Survivor. The top three male and female finishers in each age division will also receive special recognition. No awards will be given for the 1-Mile Family Walk or 5K Walk. The top 100 indiviudal fundraisers become members of the prestigious Pink Honor Roll. These members will receive an exclusive Pink Honor Roll t-shirt, thank you gift and an invitation to the Circle of Hope Celebration.
- No backpacks will be allowed in the event area.
- All bags are subject to search during the event.
- To ensure the safety of all participants, please report any suspicious activity during the event.
- If you leave valuables in your car, please keep them out of sight or locked in your trunk to ensure their safety.
Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (@komencentralIN). Use #25yearsoflocalimpact and #MoreThanARaceIN to document your 2016 Race for the Cure experience, and your post may appear on the Jumbotron during Race Day! You can also email your favorite Race photos to email@example.com, and you might appear in future promotional materials.
For more information, view Frequently Asked Questions about Race.