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General Race Information

Q. When is the Race? 
   A. The Race will be held on October 22, 2016. The Race start time will be at 8:30am on the Clinch Ave Bridge, above World's Fair Park.

Q. Where is the Race? 
   A. The Race will be held at World's Fair Park.

Q. How much is the registration fee? 
   A. Adult - $35; Kids for the Cure & Student - $25; In the Pink (any participants) - $60; Sleep in for the Cure - $35

***If you would like to be Timed it is an additional $5.***

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 Knoxville Race for the Cure® long sleeve 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. If you choose to pay $5 your packet will be mailed to you. Otherwise you may choose to pick it up at one of our in-person packet pick-up locations: West Town Mall in the Atrium outside of JC Penney Oct. 19 & 20 10a-8p or 21 10a-5p.  

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. 

Q. How can I become a volunteer? 
A. The success of the Komen Knoxville 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.

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 $1,000,000 to support local screening, and patient assitance 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 local community to fund vital breast cancer screening and patient assistance.
The remaining 25% supports Komen’s National Research and Training Grants Program

Q. Where do I send donations? 
   A. You can drop off or mail to: 318 Nancy Lynn Lane #13, Knoxville TN 37919 
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. To qualify for incentive prizes all donations on your behalf that are postmarked by November 14, 2016 will be credited to your fundraising total. Online donations must be receieved by November 21, 2016.

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 an email to select your prize in December.  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. To be considered for team prizes or incentives, you will need 10 or more registered members.  The deadline to register for a team is Thursday, October 20th at Midnight.   You can form a team or join a team online. For more information, contact us at (865) 588-0902 or teams@komenknoxville.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. You will also have a Race Conceirge to assist you with any questions.   You can reach them by email at teams@komenknoxville.org or by calling 865-588-0902.  To learn more check out the Team Rewards page. Another great resource is our Team Captain Handbook.

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 the Affiliate Office 865.588.0902 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 are multiple spots to meet in World's Fair Park.  Any team that raises $10,000 by October 1 will qualify to utilize the Team Gathering Tent.

2016 Team Captain Handbook

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