2023 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure
Saturday, May 20, 2023
May 16-17: In Person Registration Days
May 14-19: Columbus Race Spirit Week
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.
Register early to guarantee you’ll receive your shirt before event day!
How will I get my t-shirt?
We are now mailing all shirts for all participants.
In order to receive your shirt in time for Race day, you must register by Sunday, April 23 at 11:59pm Central. Participants who register after April 23, 2023 will receive your shirt(s) by mail after the event.
Please note: there will be no t-shirts available for pick up either pre-event or on event day. Thank you for your commitment to Susan G. Komen and our efforts to simplify our t-shirt process.
Why are all the t-shirts being mailed this year?
Mailing all shirts guarantees you will get the size you requested. Additionally, the new program will cut down on waste and will allow for cost savings, ensuring more of your fundraising dollars are directed to Komen’s lifesaving mission.
2023 Limited Edition Fundraising Shirt
We are excited and proud to bring you this year’s 2023 Limited Edition Long Sleeve Shirt this year for participating in and fundraising for this year’s event. To earn this special shirt, you must be registered and fundraise $125 individually. The deadline to qualify for this limited edition shirt is 11:59pm EST on Saturday, May 20, 2023. All participants that qualify for this limited edition shirt will receive it in the mail post-event at no additional cost to you. Your local Columbus Race staff will provide a mailing date closer to the event.
Please Note There is no limited edition t-shirt pick up on site or at the pre-event registration days!
Promotion open to 2023 Columbus Race for the Cure registrants who raise at least $125 USD through their personal Komen fundraising site between October 15, 2022 - May 20, 2023. Size selected at registration will be noted as preferred size, but limited sizes are available. Shirts will be mailed to participants post-race using their address provided at registration. While supplies last. Promotion may end at any time. Size selection determined by Komen. One shirt per participant who qualifies. Void where prohibited.
We will not be offering yard signs for the 2023 Columbus Race!
May 16-17 | In-Person Registration Days
The 2023 Columbus Race In-Person Registration Days will be held at Easton Town Center inside their Community Room. You can register in-person, pick up your race bib, drop off donations and shop the new Bend Active event merch. Location information and parking details are below.
Please note If you register after April 23, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST, you must pick up your race bib during the in-person registration days and your race t-shirt will be mailed to you post-event. There will be NO t-shirt pick up on site during in-person registration days.
Easton Town Center Community Room
Address: 3981 Gramercy Street, Columbus, OH 43219
Dates: Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17
Time: 7:30am - 7:30pm
The Easton Community Room can be found just outside the Station Building near the West Covered Parking Garage.
Download Parking Map HERE
From the West Garage
Walk North out of the garage and turn right. The Easton Community Room can be found on the exterior of the Station Building before you get to the exterior entrance to Amazon Style. You will see Shake Shack across the street to your left.
From the East Garage
Walk North out of the garage and turn left. You will pass The North Face, the entrance to the Station Building, and the exterior entrance to Amazon Style. The Easton Community Room will be on your left before you get to the West Parking Garage. You will see Shake Shack across the street to your right.
May 14-19 | Columbus Race Spirit Week
Join us for our fourth annual Columbus Race Spirit Week. Take part in daily activities and share your Komen spirit in the Columbus Race Facebook Group HERE!
- May 14 | Self Care Sunday
Kick off the fourth annual spirit week with your favorite self-care activity. Face masks, meditation, a fitness class and more!
- May 15 | Light Up the Night Monday
Put a pink light bulb in your outdoor lights and light up your neighborhood pink!
- May 16 | Cheers Tuesday
Grab your favorite pink drink and raise a glass to Komen!
- May 17 | Wear Your Pink Wednesday
Tutus, wigs, favorite Komen t-shirt we want to see you in it!
- May 18 | Throwback Thursday
Share your favorite race day photo or memory! If you’re new to the race, share what you’re most excited for on race day.
- May 19 | Chalk Your Walk Friday
Draw your best pink ribbon on your driveway or sidewalks. Let your inner artist shine!
Race for the Cure Event Day Schedule
We look forward to celebrating with you on Saturday, May 20, 2023!
6:30 am | Registration Opens
7:00 am | Expo and Hope Village Opens
8:00 am | Survivor Photo
8:20 am | Survivors Line Up for Parade of Hope
8:30 am | Opening Ceremony
8:45 am | Timed 5k Begins
Untimed 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk immediately follows
9:00 am | Block Party Begins
11:00 am | Event concludes
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. Make sure to post your selfies in the Columbus Race Facebook Group HERE. We want to see how you celebrated with us today in your own neighborhood!
We cannot wait to celebrate with you during the block party. This year you will find the following vendors and activities:
- Bend Active
- Dulci Sweets
- Field Fans
- Concert by Victorious Kaybirds
- The Columbus Coffee Co Food Truck
- Schmidt’s Sausage Food Truck
- The Broke Johnny Food Truck
- Donna’s Donuts Food Truck
- Photo Station
- Yard Games
Event Day Tools
Exclusive Experience for Patients, Survivors and those living with MBC
Hope Village is a special space designated exclusively for patients, survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). This space will be filled with goodies, pampering experiences, activities and more! You and a guest are invited to join us inside Hope Village from 7am to 11am on race morning. The Hope Village Tent will be located in McFerson Commons Park off of Spring Street this year.
Hope Village is brought to you by Value City Furniture!
Survivor Photo + Parade of Hope
Patients, Survivors and those living with MBC are asked to join us at Hope Village on race morning for the annual photo and the Parade of Hope.
The photo will take place at 8:00 a.m. and the Parade of Hope will line up at 8:20 a.m.
Komen Volunteers will have signs and make announcements to help you get into the right spot. Please make plans to participate in this special part of our Opening Ceremony as thousands gather to celebrate YOU. While you are participating in the photo and parade, your guest and loved ones should make their way to the start line. The parade will lead you to the start stage.
Hope Village Experience
This year’s Hope Village is something you do not want to miss! This exclusive space will be filled with wonderful activities and experiences for you to enjoy, as well as a place for you to come and mingle with your fellow patients, survivors and those living with MBC. You can expect the following inside Hope Village this year:
- Pampering Activities by Penzone Salons + Spas
- Photobooth Experience and Keepsake brought to you by www.capitolcitysound.com.
- Survivor Paddle Decorating Station
- Special Goodies and Homemade Gifts
Gifts brought to you by Susan G. Komen, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, Devonshire Elementary School and Dulci Sweets
- Giveaways and more!
Crossing the Finish Line
As you cross the finish line this year, prepare to be celebrated! When you arrive at the finish line, you will find Hope Lane, brought to you by Abbott Nutrition. This special lane is exclusive to YOU! As you go through Hope Lane and cross the finish line, you will receive a special pink flower and a commemorative medal.
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 20, 2023, 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.