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2021 Komen Charlotte Race for the CureŽ

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Special 25th Anniversary Activities - Week of Race
8:00 a.m. - Live Stream Opening Ceremony

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Charlotte NC


Pre-Events Activities 

Power of ONE Week

September 27 - October 1, 2021 | 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
Monday, September 27, 2021 | ONE Mission Monday
Learn how your fundraising supports Susan G. Komen’s Pillars of Research, Care, Community, and Action with videos and mission facts shared in our Facebook Group.
Power of ONE Week - Tuesday
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | My ONE Tuesday
Who do you Race for? Post a memento to your ONE on our digital wall with a photo and/or message here. Then, download and fill out your back sign to wear on Race Day.
Power of ONE Week - Wednesday
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | ONE Community Wednesday
Join us in the virtual Komen Kitchen for a Charcuterie 101 class at 6PM with Babe and Butcher! Tune into the class here.
Power of ONE Week -Thursday
Thursday, September 30, 2021 | Celebrate ONE Thursday
Warm up for Race Day with donation-based community workouts in your area!.
  • ISI Elite Training | 6:30PM | 2452 Park Road, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28203
    • Deck out in PINK and sweat for the cure in a 50-minute, high energy, group functional fitness session!
    • Anyone who donates will receive a free week of ISI sessions AND entry into a Yeti cooler giveaway!
    • Register here!
  • Dance Where You Are with ComMotion | 7:00PM | Virtual
    • Learn some new moves while helping fight breast cancer! This online dance party is easy and fun for people of all ages and abilities.
    • Register here to receive the link.
Power of ONE Week - Friday
Friday, October 1, 2021 | ONE Funday Friday
Show your spirit by decorating your sidewalk or driveway with chalk and let your neighbors know that you're participating in the Race for the Cure. Be sure to share your chalk art photos in our Facebook Group!

ONE Community Experience

Print the Scavenger Hunt and see how many items you can check off while out on your Walk.

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!

Past Events

August 3, 2021 | Race Kickoff
Hear from Komen staff, volunteers, and breast cancer survivors on how the Race supports our mission and ways to get involved, including Pink Pathways, Power of ONE Week, and more! Watch the recording here.

August 31, 2021 | Corporate Team Night of Networking
Susan G Komen, along with our friends at Clark Nexsen and First American Title Insurance Company, invite you to join us for an evening of networking and philanthropy. Join us at the office of Clark Nexsen for complimentary drinks from First American Title Insurance Company and engagement with fellow Komen supporters. Diversify your business network, create new connections with business professionals, and learn more about our 25th Anniversary Charlotte Race for the Cure!

September 23, 2021 | Survivor Thriver Meet Up
A discussion on Survivorship, lead by Dr. Lillian Harris, Medical Oncology and Megan Calamusa, APP Medical Oncology from Novant Health.

Packet Pick Up
All registered participants will receive an event T-shirt and a commemorative Race bib.

• Saturday, Sept. 25, 9am-1pm | Presbyterian Medical Center          200 Hawthorne Ln, Charlotte, NC 28204
• Monday, Sept. 27, 4pm-7pm | Matthews Medial Center             1500 Matthews Township Pkwy, Matthews, NC 28105
• Wednesday, Sept. 29, 4pm-7pm | Huntersville Medical Center    10030 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078

25th Anniversary Charlotte Race for the Cure

8:00 am | Virtual Opening Ceremony
Honor Survivors and Thrivers, celebrate our top fundraisers, and listen to inspiring stories of resilience during our virtual program. Watch the program here

8:30 am | Race Where You Are
Gather your team and take action! Share photos in our Facebook Group or email them to Kelly at

9:00 am-11:00 am | Join the Komen Community at one of the Pink Pathways listed below:

Uptown Pink Pathway | First Ward Park - 301 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Hosted by: Mia Perry

Matthews | McAlpine Creek Park - 8711 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212 (Meet at the beginning of the Greenway)
Hosted by: Tyler Hamilton Larmee, Breasts of Steel

Kannapolis | 211 West Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28081
Hosted by: Sonja Allison, Sonja’s Soldiers and Linn Ritchie, Amy’s Army

Ballantyne | Ballantyne’s Backyard Park 1611 North Community House Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277
Hosted by: Alyson Keller, Keller Carolina Group

Cotswold | Trinity Church 3115 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
Hosted by: Neel Stallings, Neel Kick BC’s Butt

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.

Corporate Challenge

Join Susan G. Komen in celebrating 25 years of the Race for the Cure in Charlotte by participating in the Corporate Challenge! 

The Corporate Challenge is a fundraising competition among corporations throughout the Greater Charlotte area to raise funds for Susan G. Komen's mission. In honor of the Race for the Cure's 25th anniversary, participating companies and organizations will commit to raising $2,500.

Learn more about the Corporate Challenge here.