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Common Questions

Need more information about the 2023 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure? Get the answers to your questions and how your fundraising makes an impact long after the event. For event details visit the Event Information page.

Still have questions? Contact Us at:
Phone: 1-877-GO KOMEN ext 4

Do I get a t-shirt?
All registered participants will receive an event t-shirt. The shirts for survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer will be in special colors to recognize their role in our event.

Register early to guarantee you’ll receive your shirt before event day!

How will I get my t-shirt?
We are now mailing all shirts for all participants.

In order to receive your shirt in time for Race day, you must register by Sunday, April 23 at 11:59pm Central. Participants who register after April 23, 2023 will receive your shirt(s) by mail after the event.

Please note: there will be no t-shirts available for pick up either pre-event or on event day. Thank you for your commitment to Susan G. Komen and our efforts to simplify our t-shirt process.

Why are all the t-shirts being mailed this year?
Mailing all shirts guarantees you will get the size you requested. Additionally, the new program will cut down on waste and will allow for cost savings, ensuring more of your fundraising dollars are directed to Komen’s lifesaving mission.

2023 Limited Edition Fundraising Shirt

We are excited and proud to bring you this year’s 2023 Limited Edition Long Sleeve Shirt this year for participating in and fundraising for this year’s event. To earn this special shirt, you must be registered and fundraise $125 individually. The deadline to qualify for this limited edition shirt is 11:59pm EST on Saturday, May 20, 2023. All participants that qualify for this limited edition shirt will receive it in the mail post-event at no additional cost to you. Your local Columbus Race staff will provide a mailing date closer to the event.

Please Note There is no limited edition t-shirt pick up on site or at the pre-event registration days!

Promotion open to 2023 Columbus Race for the Cure registrants who raise at least $125 USD through their personal Komen fundraising site between October 15, 2022 - May 20, 2023. Size selected at registration will be noted as preferred size, but limited sizes are available. Shirts will be mailed to participants post-race using their address provided at registration. While supplies last. Promotion may end at any time. Size selection determined by Komen. One shirt per participant who qualifies. Void where prohibited.

How much is the registration fee?
Early bird registration is $25 for youth participants and $30 for adult and virtual participants now through January 31, 2023. Starting on February 1, 2023, registration fees will increase to $30 for youth participants and $40 for adult and virtual participants.

Is my registration fee tax-deductible?
No, your registration fee is non-refundable, non-transferable, and not tax deductible.

What is included in the registration fee?
You will get a t-shirt and a surprise gift that will be used during the interactive opening ceremony! Your registration is not a part of your fundraising total for Race for the Cure.

How can I register?
You can register online by clicking the button below.

In order to properly plan for your Race day needs, we encourage everyone who will be joining us to register for the event.

Is the registration fee changing?
Yes. Before February 1, 2023, participants can take advantage of our Early Bird rate and register for only $25 for youth participants and $30 for adult and virtual participants. On February 1, 2023 registration will be $30 for youth participants and $40 for adult and virtual participants.

Do my team members have to register?
Yes. Their registration gives them access to the multiple fundraising channels and connects them to the community of participants and fundraisers all working toward the goal of ending breast cancer forever.

Can donations made to a team be split or shared among team members?
We are unable to split or transfer donations between individual and team accounts.

How can I fundraise?
There are multiple ways you can fundraise for your Race for the Cure. This Fundraising Toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to fundraising. You can also visit the Fundraising for Race page for additional tools and tips to get started.

All registered participants have access to an online Fundraising Center where you can share a personal photo and story and send email and social posts to friends and family.

If social media isn’t your thing, you can send an email. You have two options to choose from: (1) Send email from within your Participant Center. Due to new system limitations, you’ll need to first self-donate or fundraise a minimum of $10 before OR (2) copy the email templates provided in the Participant Center into your personal email platform. Be sure to include your personal fundraising link, and send from there.

Video: How to Update Your Personal Page

FUNDRAISING POWER TOOLS - Fundraisers who use these tools raise 4x more, on average, than those who don't!

Do you require fundraising?
We do encourage all participants to fundraise (above the entry fee). This event is about going from awareness to taking action. Just imagine the impact if every participant raises only $100 (in addition to their registration fee), we will bring in an additional $1,000,000 to support treatment and patient support programs in our community!

Are patients, survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer expected to fundraise?
Just like our other participants, we encourage every participant to fundraise and have an opportunity to earn fundraising recognition items for their efforts! We find that survivors, those living with breast cancer and others that have a deeply personal connection to the cause are the most powerful and passionate fundraisers.

Isn't my registration fee a donation?
Registration fees provide you access to the event and help to offset the costs for things like security, permits, tents, and other operational items. This is why they are not tax-deductible donations. Your donations and fundraising help fund our work to save lives.

Does the money raised benefit people in our community?
Funds raised by the Komen Race for the Cure series supports Komen's mission to save lives and end breast cancer through breakthrough research and ensuring all people receive the care they need. Through your support, our neighbors will benefit from research discoveries, public policy advocacy and direct patient support services.

What is a Top Fundraiser?
Top Fundraisers are all individuals who have raised $1,000+ or more by Race Day. They are invited to join our VIP Tent on Race Day. This is our way of saying “thank you” for dedicating your time and energy to our event’s success.

Is there a deadline for fundraising?
All donations on your behalf that are received by July 16, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Central will be credited to your fundraising total.

When and how will I receive my fundraising recognition gift?
Participants are encouraged to fundraise until July 16, 2023. Approximately 60 days after the Race for the Cure, participants that have raised $250 or more will receive an email from with information about their earned gift level and instructions on how to redeem. Please check your spam/promotions folders if you can't find the email. After receiving the email, participants will select one gift in their qualifying level or one item in a lower level. Gifts are not cumulative. The item will be shipped to the address entered in our system at registration. Susan G. Komen reserves the right to substitute an item of equal value if recognition items are unavailable. If you have any questions, please contact

I’m not receiving Komen emails. What can I do?
Check your Spam or Junk folders to see if your email might have accidentally been directed there. If you have a Gmail email, you can also check the "Promotions" folder for missing emails. To ensure our emails are delivered properly, please add to your Safe Senders and Contact list.

How do I use the Mobile App to Fundraise?
The Mobile App allows you to fundraise on-the-go and track your progress. You can also track your steps and learn more about the impact you are having to end breast cancer. View the Mobile App guide, to learn more about the features of the app to help you make a greater impact.

How do I track my steps using the Mobile App?
Connect to Apple Health or Google Fit to track your steps so your everyday walk or run can be one to end breast cancer. Make sure to allow access to ALL data for proper tracking. Once connected, click the “Get Active” icon at the bottom to view your steps & activity challenges. Simply hit the Start button to begin recording your steps and select “Confirm” when prompted to save the information.

Check out all six available step challenge badges under the “My Challenges” tab, including the Finisher Badge for taking 6,000 steps to officially finish the Race for the Cure.

Is support available if I am having trouble with the Mobile App?
Yes. In the top right corner of the App Home Screen there is a gear icon. Click this and then “Need Help?” to open the support portal. Search the app FAQ for an answer or open a ticket with our app support team.

Do I need to mail in checks if I deposit them through the Mobile App?
No. You do not need to mail in checks if you have deposited them through the Mobile App.