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Common Questions

Need more information about the 2021 Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure? Get the answers to your questions and how your fundraising makes an impact long after you walk. For event details visit the Event Information page.

Do I get a t-shirt?
All registered participants will receive a 2021 commemorative race t-shirt. If you have selected that you would like to be recognized as a breast cancer survivor or living with Metastatic Breast Cancer, you will receive a special race t-shirt.

How will I get my t-shirt?
2021 commemorative race t-shirts will be mailed to participants who register before July 28, 2021. If you register after that date, you will still be mailed your t-shirt, but it may not arrive by the September 12th Race day.

How much is the registration fee?
ADULT REGISTRATION FEE (18+ years of age)
$45 general registration
YOUTH REGISTRATION FEE (6-17 years of age)
$30 general registration

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?
Your 2021 commemorative Race for the Cure® t-shirt is included in your race registration fee.

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

Is the registration fee changing?
Yes. Before midnight on April 23rd, participants can take advantage of our Early Bird rate and register at a $15 discount from general registration fees. On April 24th, registration will be $45 for adults and $30 for youth until midnight, September 11th.
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?
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.

Do you require fundraising?
We do encourage all participants to fundraise above the registration fee. This event is about going from awareness to taking action in this community. Just imagine the impact – if every participant raises only $100 (in addition to their registration fee), we will bring in an additional $150,000 to support treatment and educational 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 metastatic breast cancer and others that have a deeply personal connection to the cause are the most powerful and passionate fundraisers.

How is the money used? Why is fundraising important?
Read about how we put your fundraising dollars to work in Where the Money Goes.

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.

How can I fundraise?
There are multiple channels you can use to fundraise for your Race for the Cure. The Fundraising Toolkit provides a step by step guide to fundraising. You can also visit Fundraising for the Walk for all the additional tools and tips you'll need to start.

All registered participants have access to an online personal Fundraising Center webpage with pre-written email templates to send to friends and family.

Connect your Fundraising Page to Facebook and ask your social community to support your walk.

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.

What is a Top Fundraiser?
Top Fundraisers are all individuals who have raised $1,000+ or more by Race Day. These individuals are known as the Pink Honor Roll

Is there a deadline for fundraising?
All donations on your behalf that are received by October 12, 2021 will be credited to your fundraising total.

When and how will I receive my fundraising recognition gift?
Participants are encouraged to fundraise until October 12, 2021. Approximately 35 days after the Race for the Cure, participants that have raised $100 or more will receive an email with information about their earned gift level and instructions on how to redeem. After receiving the email, participants will select one gift in their qualifying level or one item in a lower level, as gifts are not cumulative. After choosing, the item will be shipped to the registered address in our system. 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

How long do I have to collect and turn in donations to qualify for a fundraising recognition reward?
Participants are encouraged to fundraise until October 17, 2021. Approximately 30 days after the Race for the Cure.

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.