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2021 Komen Houston Race for the CureŽ

Saturday, October 2, 2021

September 27 October 1: Power of ONE Week Activities
October 2, 7:45 am: In-Person Opening Ceremony Begins

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Sam Houston Park / Allen Parkway

$243,904.10
Houston TX

Pre-Event Activities

Kids Coloring Competition 

Kids for the Cure are invited to express their creative genius with a coloring contest presented by National Oilwell Varco. Winner receives a prize! Winner announced on Oct. 2 during the Race Day Program. To enter please download the artwork and submit a scanned or photo copy of your completed masterpiece to houadmin@komen.org with the subject: Kids Coloring Contest Submission - NAME

Team T-Shirt Design Competition 

Team T-Shirt Competition for the most creative, inspiring, or sole-ful, design. Winner gets bragging rights and an awesome team prize.
Must be a registered team of 2 or more.Submit Team t-shirt designs between September 1-24 to mbeasley@komen.org

Betty Bezemer Spirit Award 

In memory of Komen Houston Board member Betty Bezemer, we have created the Betty Bezemer Spirit Award. She would show up on Race day in her best pink tutu. Show your spirit during Race Week to be selected for this meaningful award! To participate in this activity, be sure to join our Race Facebook group by clicking here.

T-shirt Pick-up

Race packets and t-shirts will be MAILED to all participants who register prior to Friday, September 24. After this date, if you register for the in-person Race, packet and t-shirt pick up will be held during the below dates and times. If you register after Friday, September 24 to participate VIRTUALLY, your packet will be mailed. If you register after September 24, we cannot guarantee you will receive your packet by October 2.

  • Thursday, September 30 | 11:00 AM 7:00 PM | Academy Sports + Outdoors Bunker Hill - 9734 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77055

  • Friday, October 1 | 11:00 AM 5:00 PM | Academy Sports + Outdoors Bunker Hill - 9734 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77055

Light the District Pink

The River Oaks District will light up PINK between September 17 and October 15 to recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness month and to highlight their partnership with Susan G. Komen. To learn more about the activations click the event links below:
Family Movie Night at River Oaks District - Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Link: https://bit.ly/SGKIPICMovieNight
Party in Pink Paint the District Pink - Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Link: Komen.org/houpinkparty

C. Baldwin Hotel preferred hotel for the Race for the Cure

To make a reservation for the Race, please call 1-877-346-4519 or visit https://www.cbaldwinhotel.com/

Power of ONE Week

September 27 October 1 | ONE final week, and ONE final push to make a HUGE impact in the fight against breast cancer. Together, let's see what a difference ONE week can make.

Power of ONE Week - Monday
September 27 | ONE Mission Monday
Complete the virtual ONE Mission Journey found online to further educate yourself about breast cancer, Komen's impact and resources, and how you can make an impact!
Share ONE new thing you learned in the Facebook group and use the hashtag #raceforthecure #powerofone
Power of ONE Week - Tuesday
September 28 | My ONE Tuesday presented by Texas Oncology
Share your reason for walking by taking printing out your downloadable back sign, and sharing a photo on Facebook (and in our group) and the story of why you walk! Use the hashtag #MYONE
Power of ONE Week - Wednesday
September 29 | ONE Community Wednesday presented by Smart Financial
Wednesday is all about community! Pink Your Porch, Chalk Your Walk or Set Out Your Yard Sign and share a photo of how you are sharing with the community today! Share your story and encourage your friends and family to sign up and join you for the Race! We even have some Komen Conversation Cards for you.
Power of ONE Week -Thursday
September 30 | Celebrate ONE Thursday presented by Kroger
Gather your team, virtually or in-person and carb up for the Race! Our friends at Kroger will be sharing some tasty dishes that you and your team can prepare and enjoy as ONE! Click here to download the recipe cards!
Power of ONE Week - Friday
October 1 | ONE Funday Friday presented by UTMB
It's time to pink out! Let's see those tutus, boas, vintage Race/Walk tees, accessories and more. Put on your best pink attire and post to the Komen Houston More Than Pink Facebook Group! Get creative! Have fun with More Than Pink Day! Join our Facebook Group tiny.cc/komenmorethanpink to stay connected.#morethanPINK/#RacefortheCure #ONEkomen.
FUN FUNDRAISING IDEA: Use your outfit to create a "Dare to Wear" fundraising challenge, telling your followers you'll add one more pink item to your Walk/Race day outfit for every $20 you raise on Friday.

Join us for Komen Bingo! This week, cross off blocks on the bingo card as you participate in Power of ONE Week activities, learn about Komen's 360° approach to finding the cures to breast cancer and, most importantly, raise funds to support Komen's work. How many ways can you spell KOMEN? Click to download the Komen Bingo Card and Power of ONE Week Schedule and play along. Post your progress on social media and in our Walk/Race Facebook group!


Race for the Cure® Event Day Schedule

We look forward to celebrating with you on October 2!
7:45 AM | (In Person) Opening Ceremony
9:00 AM | (Virtual) Opening Ceremony - Streaming on our Facebook Group | Zoom
Join us online for our opening ceremony and Race celebration

Download our Race Day Guide! Here is an In Person Guide and here is a Virtual Guide.

All Day Long | Walk/Race where you are
Hop on the treadmill, take to your neighborhood sidewalks or the paths of your favorite local park or trail wherever you’re able to safely gather and socially distance with friends, family, and team members.

All Day Long | ONE Community Experience
We’ve packed our event day with loads of fun and interactive activities that will connect us all as ONE Community and take your Race to the next level!

ONE Audio Experience Get ready to be inspired! Our event-day podcast is filled with stories from those affected by breast cancer as well as people helping to make a difference through research, care, community, and action. Click to tune in!

Finish Line Moment When you get done walking/racing, don’t forget to snap a selfie and head on over to komen.org/finishline to create your very own Finish Line Photo that can be shared via text, email, or on social media with #ONEkomen #raceforthecure/#MoreThanPink

ONE Photo Wall This is what ONE community looks like. View all the powerful moments from the Houston Race for the Cure and other Races and Walks from across the country. Share your event day photos on social with #ONEKomen and #RacefortheCure to have your photos appear on the wall!

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, we will race for the people who can't: For those too weakened by treatment to join. For those who are suffering. For those we have lost. Together we will fight back against breast cancer.

Parking & Event Map

Check out a Houston area Park location on Saturday, October 2, 2021 
Following CDC Guidelines 
Click here for information on a Parking Option
If you decide to take a local rideshare, Alto has offered $10 off 2 rides with the code SGKRACE. To download the app visit: https://ridealto.com/
 
Below are links to a cover page about our satellite locations and maps to area parks.

Cover Page
Arthur Park
Burroughs Park
Cullinan Park
Dennis Johnston Park
Harris Park
Hermann Park
Memorial Park
Rice Rick Park
Woodlands Park