General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race for the Cure Pink Ribbon Walk will be held on October 1, 2017. The Walk start time will be at 9:00am.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race for the Cure Pink Ribbon Walk will be held at Coney Island Park (6201 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati OH, 45230).
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. Adult (ages 13 and up): $35
Child (ages 2 - 12): $15
All registration types include mailing, until September 18th at noon.
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 (needed to ride the Coney rides post walk), 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 registration form and mailing to the address below: 6120 S. Gilmore Rd. Ste. 206, Fairfield, OH 45014
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. When you register prior to September 18th, your Race packet will be mailed. You should receive your packet mid-September. Check back for packet pick up information.
Q. How long is the Race?
A. The Walk distance is still being determined, please check back for more information. Please note there will be NO RUNNING this year. If you are unable to walk, you can still register and join us on Race day. We are always looking for people to cheer on our walkers.
Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen Southwest Ohio Race for the Cure Pink Ribbon Walk 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 for the Cure Pink Ribbon Walk 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 $410,000 to support research, 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 research, 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. Drop off or mail to: Komen Southwest Ohio, 6120 S. Gilmore Rd. Ste. 206, Fairfield, OH 45014
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 October 31, 2017 will be credited to your fundraising total.
Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
A. To become a member of the Pink Honor Roll and receive the Honor Roll incentives you must raise $1,000 or more. Pink Honor Roll items and gifts are given out in late January.
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 members by the morning of the Race. You can form a team or join a team online. For more information, contact us at 513-671-9100 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 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 Melissa 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. Yes. Check back for more information.