2023 Komen Houston Race for the Cure
Saturday, October 7, 2023
6:00 a.m. Race Day Registration Opens
7:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies & Memorial Bird Release
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. Each participant will only receive one t-shirt.
Register early to 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, September 10, 2023 at 11:59pm Central. Participants who register after Sunday, September 10, 2023 will receive your shirt(s) by mail after the event.
* Shirts are being mailed via USPS. As with any shipping provider, delays may occur.
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.
How will I get my Race bib?
We are now mailing Race bibs for participants who registered early. If you registered before September 10, your bib was mailed to you.
If you register September 10-26, we will only be mailing Timed Runners, Survivors and Living with MBC participants their bibs. All others can pick up their bib on Race Day, next to the registration tent.
Everyone who registers after Wednesday, September 27, will have their bibs available for pick up next to the registration tent on Race morning, October 7!
Why are all 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.
Coming from 45 South: Due to emergency bridge repairs, TXDOT is closing the northbound lanes of 45 North at 59 North so anyone coming from 45 South will need to take 59 North to I-10 West to 45 South and exit Dallas/Pierce on the RIGHT to access the event.
Also, TXDOT has closed the McKinney exit from 45 South and we are closing the Allen Parkway exit so participants MUST take the Dallas/Pierce on the RIGHT to access the event.
This affects our participants traveling to the event from the Galveston, Clear Lake, and Hobby airport area. Please be sure to allow adequate travel time to navigate these closures and route changes.
Power of ONE Week
September 25-29 | 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.
Don't forget to post photos of your daily celebrations to our Facebook Group or social media and use #PowerOfONEWeek so they’ll be displayed on our ONE Community Photo Wall!
Complete the ONE Mission Journey. Then share one new thing you learned on social with a link to your fundraising page.
Share a photo of your reason for racing via text, email or social media and ask your audience to support you with a donation. Then get ready for this weekend and download your In Celebration / In Memory back sign now.
A great activity for teams, family and friends, because this day is all about community! Here's an idea: Host a dinner party or virtual cocktail hour and ask guests to make a donation in lieu of hostess/host gift. We even have some ONE pot recipes (or share your own!) and Komen Conversation Cards to kick-start your plans.
It's time to celebrate and thank your donors for their support! Use the tools in the Race app and your Fundraising Center to send text and email Thank You's.
It's time to pink out! Let's see those tutus, boas, vintage Walk tees, accessories and more. Share a selfie in our Facebook Group and then post to social media using #powerofONEweek #RacefortheCURE #ONEkomen.
FUN FUNDRAISING IDEA: Use your outfit to create a "Dare to Wear" fundraising challenge. Tell your followers you'll add another pink item to your Race day outfit for every $20 you raise on Friday.
Race for the Cure® Event Day Schedule
6:00 am | On-site registration and bib pick up opens
Be sure to sign in and pick up your commemorative Komen Wrap for Opening Ceremony at the Start Line
6:30 am | Sam Houston Park/Party in the Park opens
Explore our four pillars, visit the “We Remember” tent, meet our valued sponsors and more
7:45 am | Opening Ceremony and Memorial Bird Release
Join us at the Start Line for the kickoff to the Race for the Cure
8:00 am | Race begins
Gather your team, take action and enjoy the Race Route up and back on Allen Parkway
9:30 am | Runner Award Ceremony
Winners of the Competitive 5k ceremony in Sam Houston Park
10:00 am | Survivors and those living with Metastatic Breast Cancer meet at Hope Village
Don’t miss your opportunity to be in our group photo and celebrate and honor survivors, those living with MBC and be sure to pick up your Survivor Flags and Memorial Birds next to the stage in Sam Houston Park.
9:30 am - 12:00 pm | Post-Race Celebration
Enjoy music, snacks and activities as we celebrate your success
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.
Event Day Tools
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 | October 7 | 9:30am - 11:00am
Join us in the Hope Village area. More details to come!
Your Event T-shirt
All registered breast cancer survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer will receive a special event shirt to recognize your special place in our event. To guarantee your shirt arrives in time for you to wear it on event morning, you must register by Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 11:59pm Central.
How long is the Race?
The 2023 Komen Houston Race for the Cure will be approximately 3 miles in length. You may choose to walk/run our shorter route. We also have a Kids Fun Run/Walk for our youngest walkers/racers!
Getting to the Event and Parking
Parking - The preferred parking garages that will offer discounted parking for the Komen Houston Race for the Cure are:
Heritage Clay Garage
1200 Bagby St, 77002
Allen Center Garage
300 Clay St., 77002
340 W Dallas, 77002
Hotel- The preferred hotel is the C Baldwin Hotel. Call 713-759-0202 and request the Susan G. Komen room block.
C Baldwin Hotel
400 Dallas Street
Houston, TX 77002
Click here for the Site Map
Click here for the Race Route map.
Click here for the Race Guide.
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?
No. For the safety of event participants/due to local regulations, only service animals will be allowed at the event.
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, October 7, 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.