COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION
Are we canceling our Event?
The health and safety of our participants, sponsors, volunteers and staff is our top concern. Therefore, our 30th Anniversary Race for the Cure will be held VIRTUALLY on January 30, 2021. Stay tuned to our social media channels, our emails and the Special Announcement section of this website for more event updates.
Can I still fundraise if I don’t attend an event?
Yes! While we will miss celebrating together and the camaraderie our events bring, you can still fundraise to help create a world without breast cancer. At the end of the day, it’s about what we make possible together through your fundraising.
While you might not be onsite with your community, you can create a community of your own through our online fundraising tools. Check out these tips to maximize your online fundraising:
- Customize your participant fundraising center so everyone knows why you support Susan G. Komen. Sharing your story is a big indicator of fundraising success, so make sure to share the link to your participant center through social media and email.
- Make sure you have activated your Facebook fundraiser through your participant center. Just login to your fundraising center at the top of this page and click the “Start a Facebook fundraiser” link. Make sure you invite your Facebook friends to your fundraiser and reshare often!
- Get creative! We know you may need to change your fundraising plans, but now is a great time to be creative with how you’ll hit your goal. Here are some upcoming events that might help you inspire others to give.
General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Virtual Race will start with opening ceremonies online at 9 am.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. There isn’t a fee to register for the event. We hope you will consider donating what you would have paid for registration to help kick-off your fundraising.
Q. How can I register?
A. You can register online by clicking here.
Q. How do I pick up my shirt for fundraising $100 or my survivor/thriver shirt and pin?
A. All pre-race t-shirts have been distributed. If you qualified to receive a shirt and didn’t attend one of the two packet pickups, you will get an opportunity to pick up your shirt at a to-be-determined date and time after fundraising closes on March 1st. Sizes subject to availability. All fundraisers have until March 1st to raise the $100 to earn a t-shirt. If you registered prior to Saturday, January 23rd and paid for shipping your t-shirt was mailed to you on Saturday, January 23rd. If you registered and paid for mailing after January 23rd then your shirt will be mailed to you after fundraising closes on March 1st. We are mailing all remaining shirts at one time after fundraising ends on March 1st. All survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer are eligible to receive a shirt. Please check this site after March 1st for more details.
Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. We may be having a virtual event, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t need your help. Find a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you. There are many ways you can get involved, for more information, click here.
Q. Does the Komen Race for the Cure® require fundraising?
A. You are not required to fundraise, but we do encourage all participants to fundraise to support Susan G. Komen’s mission. Just Imagine the IMPACT - If every Race participant raises just $100 in addition to their registration fee, we would bring in an additional $400,000 to support Susan G. Komen’s research, advocacy and direct patient support programs.
Q. Does the money raised benefit people in our community?
A. Funds raised help support Komen’s work to save lives through breakthrough research, advocacy and to support patients, including through Komen’s Breast Care Helpline, Clinical Trial Information Helpline, Treatment Assistance Program and other direct patient support services.
Q. Where do I send donations?
A. You can now directly deposit checks through the event app. Download the SGK Race app on the Apple or Android stores. Mail to: Susan G. Komen Attn. South Florida Race for the Cure, P.O. Box 801889, Dallas, TX 75380
For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check.
Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
A. All donations on your behalf that are received by March 1, 2021 will be credited to your fundraising total.
Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
A. Your fundraising incentives are calculated based on the total fundraising dollars you have collected. Incentives are mailed after the close of our Race fundraising season, and you can expect to receive your prize sometime in May. Prizes are not cumulative.
Q. What are some ways I can fundraise for my team/my individual goal?
A. We have plenty of ideas on our Fundraising Tips page!
Q. How do I form a team?
A. To be considered an official team, you will need 10 or more registered members by the morning of the Race. You can form a team or join a team online. If you need assistance registering your team contact 1-877-GO-KOMEN.
Q. What are the benefits of a team?
A. Forming or joining a team multiplies the fun you will have on Race day. You can create a team to celebrate a survivor or honor someone you have lost. You can also create a corporate team and get your entire company involved. To learn more check out the Team Rewards page.
Q. Do teams have to fundraise?
A. Teams are not required to fundraise but we strongly encourage fundraising. Fundraising as a team can be fun. Click here to get a list of fundraising ideas your team can do.
Q. One of my team members registered as an individual when they meant to join my team. How do they correct this?
A. Please contact Denise Mariani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Can donations made to a team be split or shared among team members?
A. We are unable to split or transfer donations between individual and team accounts.