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Race Information

Join us for the

2014 Komen Race for the Cure

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014  *  Uptown Charlotte

The fun begins at 6 am!

Click here to register




Locally presented by:

Novant Health & Mecklenburg Radiology Associates


Race for the Cure FAQs

Q: What is the cost to Register for the Race?

  • Adult Untimed 5K (no timing chip) - $35.00 Age 16+
  • Adult Timed 5K (timing chip included) - $40.00
    - Adult Timed participants receive a racing bib that includes a timing chip. Timed participants will be eligible for competitive awards.
  • Adult 1 Mile - $35.00 Age 16+
    - Participate in 1 Mile walk/run. This is a non-timed event. Participants in this category will NOT be eligible for overall or age division awards.
  • Youth Untimed 5K (Age 6-15) - $15.00
    - You must be 18 years old to register. If you are under 18, please get a parent or guardian to sign you up!
  • Youth Timed 5K (Age 6-15, timing chip included) - $20.00
    - Youth timed participants receive a race bib with a timing chip. Timed participants are eligible for competitive awards. The timed race begins at 7:50 am.
  • Youth 1 Mile (Age 6-15) - $15.00
    - You must be 18 years old to register. If you are under 18, please get a parent or guardian to sign you up!
  • Child (5 and under) - $10.00
    - Children age 5 and under who are participating with their parents.
  • Sleep In for the Cure® - $35.00
    - Unable to attend the Race in person? You can still raise money for the Race for the Cure and sleep in!

Note: You must register to receive a Race t-shirt. Your Registration fee helps to cover the cost of operations but personal giving and fundraising is what enables Komen to save lives here locally.

Q: What time does each Race start?

  • Timed 5k: 7:15 am
  • Recreational 5k: 7:50 am
  • 1 Mile Run: 8:30 am

Q: Why did you schedule the Race on Yom Kippur?

We regret that the Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure falls on Yom Kippur in 2014. As you know, the Charlotte Race occurs every year on the first Saturday in October. This year, unfortunately, that means it coincides with this sacred holiday and most of our Jewish friends and supporters will be unable to participate. We wish you a soft fast and blessed holiday. We hope to see you at the Race in 2015 and at other Komen events. Thank you for your understanding.

Q: Does the Komen Race for the Cure® require fundraising?

You are not required to fundraise, but we do encourage all participants to fundraise above the entry fee. Just Imagine the IMPACT.

Q: Does the money raised stay right here in our community?
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.

And the remaining Twenty-five percent supports the Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grants Programs, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research.

Q: Where do I send donations?

Make a Race donation

Or mail to:
Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure
2316 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

*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?
All donations on your behalf that are received by October 31, 2014 will be credited to your fundraising total.

Q. What are some ways I can fundraise for my team/my individual goal?
We have plenty of ideas in our Team Captain Toolkit!

Q: Is my registration fee tax-deductible?
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: How do I form a team?
You can form a team or join a team online. For more information, contact Kaley Smith at 704-347-8181 or k.smith@komencharlotte.org.