Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on November 6, 2016. The Race site will open at 7:00 AM; the 5K and 1 Mile Health walk will start time 9:15 AM (5K runners line up first, followed by the 5K walkers and 1 mile walkers).
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at Six Flags Great Adventure (1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08527).
Q. How much is the registration fee?
*Flash sales (discounts) are only available to online registrations
Q. Is my registration fee tax-deductible?
A. No, your registration fee helps defray the costs of producing the Race and is not considered tax-deductible. However, any amount that you choose to donate above the entry fee is tax-deductible.
Q. What is included in the registration fee?
A. You will get a Race bib, a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® t-shirt and a great feeling!
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. Individual/Team Packets can be picked up at Meridian Health Village: Dates/times TBD. If you cannot make it to any of our pick-up dates, items can be picked up on the Race site.
Q. How long is the Race?
A. The Race is a 5K route, which is 3.1 miles. There is also a shorter route optio, the 1 Mile Health walk. You may choose to walk or run the 5K. You must walk the 1 Mile option. If you are unable to walk or run, you can still register and join us on Race day. We are always looking for people to cheer on our runners and walkers.
Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen Central and South Jersey Race depends heavily on the support we receive from our volunteers in the months leading up to the Race and on Race Day. There are many ways you can get involved, for more information, click here.
Q. Are pet and strollers allowed at the event?
A. Pets are prohibited from the event; service animals only. Strollers are permitted.
Q. What if it rains?
A. Komen holds the right to cancel or change the date or location of the Race in its sole discretion, including in the circumstance of extreme weather. It is likely, however, that the event will happen rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.
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 above the entry fee. Just Imagine the IMPACT - If every Race participant raises just $100 in addition to their registration fee, we would bring in an additional $650,000 to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in our community!
Q. Does the money raised stay right here in our community?
A. Yes! Up to seventy-five percent of the net income from the Race stays right here in our community to fund vital breast cancer health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs.
The remaining twenty-five percent supports Komen’s national research and training grants program
Q. Where do I send donations?
A. Donations can be mailed to: Komen Central and South Jersey, P.O. Box 6886 | Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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 December 6, 2016 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. Incentive cetificates are e-mailed after the close of our Race fundraising season, and you can expect to receive your prize 4-6 after you place your order. 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 participants by October 21. You can form a team or join a team online. For more information, click here or contact us at (609) 896-1201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 it! Fundraising as a team can be fun. Click here to get a list of fundraising events 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 the Affiliate at email@example.com to get this corrected.
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.
Q. Will there be an area for my team to meet-up on Race day?
A. We encourage teams to learn about and take part in the Race Day Team Village!