General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Race day begins at 7 a.m; the timed 5K Run will begin at 9:00 a.m; the 5K Walk and 1 Mile Health Walk begin at 9:15 a.m.; Kid’s Fun Run will begin at 11:00 a.m.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. $35 for Adults/Survivors/Virtual participants; $20 for Youth participants (ages 10 & under); registration prices will increase closer to the event and on event day
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 can I register?
A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading this form and mailing to the address below: 2 Princess Road, Suite D, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. Click here for team or individual pick-up information; all Race t-shirts and bibs will also be available for pick-up on Race day.
Q. How long is the Race?
A. The Race is a 5K route, which is approximately 3.1 miles. There is also a 1-mile route option.
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; except for service pets. 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. If the Komen event is cancelled, there will be no refunds; rather your entry fee will be used as a donation to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®.
Q. Does my registration fee include entrance into the park for rides?
A. No, your registration fee does not provide entrance into the park for rides. However, you can purchase tickets to enjoy after the Race, and for every Six Flags Great Adventure ticket sold, Susan G. Komen Central & South Jersey will receive $2, up to $3,000! Use promo code PINK for a $37.99 Six Flags Great Adventure ticket, and $28.99 for a Hurricane Harbor ticket, all while helping to support Komen. Enter the PINK promo code in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Click here to get your tickets!
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 $450,000 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. Race donations can be made online or mailed to: 2 Princess Road, Suite, D, 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 5, 2017 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 (December 5), and you can expect to receive your prize in late December or early January. 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. You can form a team or join a team online. We encourage all our Race teams to recruit 10 or more team members by the morning of the Race. For more information, 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/forever fighter 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 Resources 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 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 us at 609-896-1201 or email@example.com and we would be happy 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.