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2024 Komen Minnesota Race for the Cure

Saturday, May 11, 2024

8:00 a.m. - Site Opens
9:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremony/Parade of Hope

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Viking Lakes

$241,854.33
Eagan MN

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.

How will I get my t-shirt?

Those who register for the Minnesota Race for the Cure by Sunday, April 14, 2024 will receive their t-shirts in the mail prior to Race day, without exception. Shirts are being mailed via USPS. As with any shipping provider, delays may occur.

Pre-Event Bib and T-Shirt Pick Up

Everyone this year will be bibbed for our event! You can pick up your bib for the one mile or 5k at our pre-event pick ups or on Race morning at Registration.

If you register on April 15 or later, you can also pick up your Race t-shirt at our pre-event pick ups or on Race morning at Registration. Please note, staff are making educated estimates on quantity of needed shirts for Race day. It is possible you may not receive the shirt size requested during registration.

Pre-Event Pick Ups

Location: Our Race for the Cure site, Viking Lakes (2685 Viking Circle, Eagan, MN 55121)

Dates and Time:

-Thursday, May 9 from 4p-7p
-Friday, May 10 from 11a to 6p

Join us at Big Frog of Woodbury for an exclusive opportunity to enter an in-store drawing for custom made Susan G. Komen Minnesota Race for the Cure gear, register in person for this year’s Komen Minnesota Race, and get your hands on some custom Minnesota Race apparel! Ideal Credit Union of Woodbury will be providing an in-store drawing for some fantastic custom Minnesota Race items created by Big Frog.

Big Frog of Woodbury
Saturday, April 13, 2024
9:00AM 1:00 PM
1785 Radio Dr STE C, Woodbury, MN 55125
Click here to learn more.

Pre-Event Bib and T-Shirt Pick Up

Everyone this year will be bibbed for our event! You can pick up your bib for the one mile or 5k at our pre-event pick ups or on Race morning at Registration.

If you register on April 15 or later, you can also pick up your Race t-shirt at our pre-event pick ups or on Race morning at Registration.

Pre-Event Pick Ups

Location: Our Race for the Cure site, Viking Lakes (2685 Viking Circle, Eagan, MN 55121)

Dates and Time:
-Thursday, May 9 from 4p-7p
-Friday, May 10 from 11a to 6p

Be the first to know about new activities by joining our 2024 Komen Minnesota Race for the Cure Facebook Group!

Race for the Cure® Event Day Schedule


8:00 a.m. | Day-of bib pick up and on-site registration opens
Be sure to pick up your bib if you haven’t already! Reminder: all participants in the 2024 Race for the Cure will be bibbed. Bibs need be picked up prior to the start of the one-mile or 5k. There will also be designated pre-event bib pick up locations. More details to come.

8:00 a.m. | Event site opens
Explore our four pillar tents to learn more about the work of Komen, visit the “We Remember” tent to honor those who have passed from breast cancer, and pick up your commemorative Komen Wrap for Opening Ceremony.

8:00 a.m. | Survivors and those living with Metastatic Breast Cancer meet at Hope Village
Don’t miss your opportunity to explore our space just for survivors and patients. We will have a special breakfast, and much more! Those living with breast cancer, patients, and survivors are welcome in this area and may bring one guest. This is also the gathering space for our Parade of Hope, which is a special celebration for survivors and takes place during our Opening Ceremony which starts at 9:30 a.m.

While in Hope Village make sure you grab a postcard on ShareForCures, Komen’s breast cancer research registry focused on finding the cures for breast cancer. Learn how you can accelerate discoveries, make an impact, and be a catalyst for change!

9:30 a.m. | Opening Ceremony
Honor Survivors as they walk down the Parade of Hope, celebrate our top fundraisers, and listen to inspiring stories of resilience

10:00 a.m. | 5k Begins
Ready, set, go!

10:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Post-Race Celebration
Enjoy our vendors, food, and fun atmosphere with our wonderful Minnesota Race for the Cure community.

All Day Long | Race Where You Are
Can’t join us Race morning? Hop on the treadmill, take to your neighborhood sidewalks or the paths of your favorite local park or trail wherever you’re able to gather with friends, family, and team members near you.

Please note this is an outdoor walk and race event. If you have concerns about the weather or your ability to complete the course, we encourage you to participate through fundraising, virtual events that better meet your needs, or joining us in spaces that work for you on site. If you have questions about accessibility, please call 877-465-6636, selection option #4.

Event Day Tools

  • Back Sign - Get ready for this weekend by printing and filling in your In Celebration / In Memory back sign now.
  • ONE Community Photo Wall - Share your event day photos on social with #ONEKomen and #RacefortheCURE to add your photos to the wall!

This event is a celebration of the strength and resilience of survivors and all people living with metastatic breast cancer. We honor these members of our community at:

  • Hope Village Celebration | May 11 | 8:00 a.m.
  • Join us in the Hope Village area for a special breakfast, and pink roses provided by Costco of Burnsville. Those living with breast cancer, patients, and survivors are welcome in this area and may bring one guest. This is also the gathering space for our Parade of Hope, which is a special celebration for survivors and takes place during our Opening Ceremony which starts at 9:30 a.m.
  • Parade of Hope (takes place during Opening Ceremony) | May 11 | 9:30 a.m.
  • Meet us at Hope Village!

ShareforCures
Grab a ShareForCures postcard in Hope Village and dive into the groundbreaking world of Komen’s ShareForCures, a research registry focused only on finding the cures for breast cancer. Be part of something extraordinary and empower the fight against breast cancer. Your participation accelerates discoveries, making a real impact on lives. Don't miss this chance to be a catalyst for change!

How will I get my t-shirt?
Those who register for the Minnesota Race for the Cure by Sunday, April 14, 2024 will receive their t-shirts in the mail prior to Race day, without exception. Shirts are being mailed via USPS. As with any shipping provider, delays may occur.

For those who register April 15 or later only — you will be able to collect a t-shirt on Race day. Please note, staff are making educated estimates on quantity of needed shirts for Race day. It is possible you may not receive the shirt size requested during registration

Susan G. Komen's work would not be possible without our fundraisers. It is our honor to recognize those fundraisers who go above and beyond with their efforts and their support — our top Individuals and Top Teams.

VIPs — Individuals who raise $1,000+ and Teams who raise $2,500+
On event morning, follow the VIP signs to the area reserved just for you! We invite you to pop in and enjoy a complimentary light breakfast and drinks provided by our generous local partners. We will also have other fun ways to recognize you and your hard work. Plus, you will be in great company and can join our local Komen Board of Directors in this area!

What are the available distances?

The Minnesota Race for the Cure offers two distances: one-mile and 5k. You can walk or run either distance; all paces are welcome! All participants this year must wear a bib for safety reasons. The 5k distance will be certified. All those who register for the 5k will receive a bib with a timing chip, this chip allows not only for timing- but also finish line photographs!

Getting to the Event and Parking

Click here for the Race Parking Map.

Click here for the Race Site Map.

Click here for the Race Course Map.

Are strollers allowed at the event?

Yes! We encourage participants of all ages to join us on event day!

Can I bring my dog(s) to the event?

Yes! Dogs are allowed to join us on the course and in the event area. Please keep your pet(s) leashed at all times for the safety of your pet and other event participants.

For people with cancer or those with compromised immune systems, the CDC and NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) still recommends wearing a mask, social distancing, washing your hands, avoiding crowds, and other preventive measures.

On Saturday, May 11, 2024, 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.