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General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on October 15, 2016. The Race start time will be at 9 am.

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held at Linn Park in downtown Birmingham. 

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. $35 for Adults (15 and over)

       $25 for Youth (14 and under)

       $5 additional cost for a Chip Timing Bib

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.  Is my registration fee refundable?

   A. No, your Race registration fee is non-refundable.

Q. What is included in the registration fee?
   A.  You receive entry into the Race, 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. You can also register offline by downloading this form and mailing to the address below: 1909 27th Ave. South | Homewood, AL 35209

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. At the time of registration you may choose to have your packet mailed to you ($20 fee) or you may pick it up at Packet Pick-up at Brookwood Village starting Monday, October 10th  - Friday, October 14th ·  10 am - 6 pm.  The location inside of Brookwood Village will be in a storefront on the second level, halfway between Belk Dept. Store and the foodcourt.

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, choose the Proud in the Crowd participation type. We are always looking for people to cheer on our runners and walkers.

Q. Can my Race be timed?

   A.  You may purchase a chip time at the time of registration for a $5 charge.  The top 3 overall and top 3 Survivor winners will be determined by chip timing results.

Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen North Central Alabama 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 in the park and in the Race behind the runners for safety.

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.

Fundraising FAQ

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 $900,000 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 75% 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 25% supports Komen’s national research and grants program

Q. Where do I send donations?
   A. If you are collecting checks or cash you may bring it to our office anytime during business hours (9 am - 5 pm, Mon. - Fri.) Or mail to: 1909 27th Ave. South | Homewood, AL 35209
For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check.  Please this DONATION FORM so that you or your team may be credited properly.

Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
   A. All donations on your behalf that are received by November 15, 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, you will need 10 or more registered members by the morning of the Race. You can form a team or join a team online. Visit the teams section of our Race site, and for more information, contact us at (205) 263-1700 or info@komenncalabama.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 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 email us at info@komenncalabama.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.


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1909 27th Ave. South | Homewood, AL 35209
Phone: (205) 263-1700
Email: info@komenncalabama.org