Need more information about the 2022 Komen Chicago 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. All survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer will receive a special t-shirt recognizing their role in our event.
Please note that t-shirts are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to guarantee we include your shirt in our order! While we do our best with ordering, we cannot guarantee availability of all sizes.
How will I get my t-shirt?
T-shirts will be available for pick-up on Race Day starting at 7:00 am.
You may choose to have your shirt mailed to you instead for $10. Registration must be completed by 10/13/2022 to receive shirt prior to the event.
All virtual participants will have their t-shirt mailed to them. Registration must be completed by 10/13/2022 to receive shirt prior to the event.
How much is the registration fee?
$40 per adult
$25 per youth ($18 and under)
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.
Is the registration fee changing?
Yes. On event day, registration will be $45 for adults / $30 for youth.
The registration fee helps offset the costs of conducting the event. You must register to receive an official event T-shirt as well as other new items to be used during the opening ceremony.
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.
FUNDRAISING POWER TOOLS - Fundraisers who use these tools raise 4x more, on average, than those who don't!
- Connect your Fundraising Page to Facebook and ask your social community to support you.
- Download the Mobile App so you can text your friends and family or deposit checks toward your fundraising. View the Mobile App User Guide to learn more about the app features.
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 $300,000 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 include all individuals who have raised $1,000 or more by Race Day. Top Teams includes teams that collectively raise $2,500 or more. Top individual fundraisers, top team captains, and individuals on top teams that raise $500 or more are invited into our Top Fundraising Area for a complimentary breakfast and to meet other Top Fundraisers! 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 11/29/2022 at midnight will be credited to your fundraising total.
When and how will I receive my fundraising recognition gift?
Participants are encouraged to fundraise until 11/29/2022. Approximately 30 days after the Race for the Cure, participants that have raised $250 or more will receive an email from email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.