Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on October 1, 2016. The Race start time will be at [enter in start information].
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at Albert Whitted Park in downtown St. Petersburg.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
|Register by Sept. 22
||Register Sept. 23 - Race Day|
|10K Competitive Run (timed)||$40||$45|
|5K Run (timed)||$35||$40|
|General Registration (untimed)||$30||$35|
|More Than Pink- New in 2016!||$30||$35|
|Students for the Cure (6th grade-college)||$25||$30|
|Kids for the Cure®||$10||$10|
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. Race Participants will receive a Race bib and a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® t-shirt. Timed Race participants will also receive a timing chip attached to their Race bib. , and a great feeling! Participants who select More Than Pink will only received a Race t-shirt (no Race bib).
Q. How can I register?
A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading the Race Registration Form and mailing to the address below: P.O. Box 12848 | St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. For more information, please view our packet pick-up information online
Q. How long is the Race?
A. Participants can choose from a 10K and 5K routes. There is also a shorter route option (approximately 1 mile). You may choose to walk or run either route. If you are unable to walk or run, you can still join us on Race day and register under More Thank Pink- NEW IN 2016! We are always looking for people to cheer on our runners and walkers. More Than Pink is for all individuals who wish to be onsite on Race Day to support participants and take part in activities, but do not wish to walk the Race course. Race t-shirt is included!
Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen Florida Suncoast 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, but 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 $350-$500,000 to support local screening, treatment support 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. For participant tracking and donor tax purposes, we suggest all donations be made online. Check donations may be mailed to: PO Box 12848 | St. Petersburg, FL 33733
For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include a Race Fundraising Form with your check.
Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
A. All donations on your behalf that are received by October 31, 2016 will be credited to your fundraising total.
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 eligible for team awards and incentive prizes, you will need 10 or more registered members by the morning of the Race. You can form a team or join a team online. For more information, contact us at (877) 506-6927 or email@example.com
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. When you have 10 or more registered team members your team is eligible receive team awards and incentive prizes. To learn more check out the Team Rewards page.
Q. Do teams have to fundraise?
A. Teams are not required to fundraising 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. NEW IN 2016! We are offering a VIPink Team Tailgate experience for our Race teams. Team Tailgate is a fantastic opportunity for teams to have a premium spot near all Race activities on Race Day. VIPink Team Tailgate spots are 12'x12' and hold up to 25 team members. VIPink Team Tailgate participants will receive a wristband for entrance. Each VIPink Team Tailgate spot costs $100 and is available on a first come, first served basis. VIPink Team Tailgate participants will have exclusive access to complimentary food and beverage items. Click here for more details on our exclusive VIPink Team Tailgate experience!