General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on April 21, 2018. The Kid's Race will start at 8:00 a.m. The one mile walk will start at 8:15 a.m. and the 5k will start at 8:30 a.m.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at Ellis Square.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. Adult registration is $35 through 2/21/18, and $40 until April 19 thru Race Day. Registration will then be $45. Kids registration is $10 until April 19th thru Race Day. Then kids registration will be $15.
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 number, 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.
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. Packet pickup will be in Ellis Square. For more information, click here.
Q. How long is the Race?
A. The Race is a 5K route, which is approximately 3.1 miles. 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 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 Coastal Georgia 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. What if I'm coming from out of town?
A. We have multiple hotel options for our out of town guests. These block room rates will only be available until April 15th, then they will return to the normal rate. When you call the hotel to book your room, just ask for the 2018 Race for the Cure rate. We have block rooms at the Residence Inn Historic for $179/night (normally $229) 500 W. Charlton St, Savannah 912-233-9996 and at the Residence Inn Midtown $149/night (normally $249) 5710 White Bluff Rd, Savannah 912-356-3266.
Q. Does the Komen Race for the Cure® require fundraising?
A. You are not required to fundraise, but we strongly 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 $300,000 to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in our community!
Q. Does the money raised stay right here in our community?
A. Yes! 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 or dropped of at: Komen Coastal Georgia, 2250 E Victory Dr., Suite 107, Savannah Ga 31404. 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 April 21, 2018 will be credited to your fundraising total. Please note that the top team and top individual fundraiser cutoff is April 20 at 11:59pm.
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, and you can expect to receive your prize after the Race. 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. Grab some friends, coworkers, and/or family, decide on a name and captain, and GO! You can start or join a team during online registration. For more information, contact us at 912-232-2535 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. 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 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 our Affiliate Coordinator at 912-232-2535 or 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. There is not a designated area for teams to meet. We recommend that team captains designate a location in Ellis Square or the surrounding area for teams to meet up on the morning of the Race. Be sure that everyone has the captain's phone number in case there's any confusion.