General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on Saturday, October 21,  2017. The 5K start time will be at 8:30 a.m. and the One Miile at 9:00 a.m. 

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. Adult Registration Fee $35

  • The Bed Store's Sleep in for the Cure (all ages) $35 registration fee
  • Student Registration Fee (ages 13-17) $25
  • Wendy's Kinds for the Cure (ages 3-12) $25

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. You can also register offline by downloading this form clicking here  and mailing to the address below:  
   Hermes Sports and Events
   c/o Komen East TN, Knoxville
   2425 W. 11th Street, Suite 2
   Cleveland OH 44113

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. There are several ways to recieve you Race Packet:  
Register to recieve your packet via the mail when you register (additional $5 fee). To recieve your packet by the mail your registration must be post marked by October 5 or registered online no later than October 9.


  1. Ted Russell Ford, Kingston Pike
    Location Address: 8551 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
    Date: Tuesday, September 26 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  2. Kroger, Powell
    Location Address: Kroger, 234 E. Emory Road, Powell, TN 37849
    Date: Wednesday, September 27 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m
  3. UT Family Physicians Northshore, UT Medical Center
    Location Address: 9625 Kroger Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922
    Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 11 a.m.  - 1 p.m. 
  4. West Town Mall Registration / Packet Pickup: 
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Friday, October 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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.

A. The success of the Komen East Tennessee - Knoxville Race for the Cure 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 $500,000 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 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. Komenn East Tennessee, Knoxvillle    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. All donations on your behalf that are received by November 17, 2017 will be credited to your fundraising total.

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 sometime in December, 2017. 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 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 865-588-0902 or teams@komeneasttn.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 Komen East TN, Knoxville or email teams@komeneasttn.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. If your team raises $10,000 for the 2017 Knoxville Race for the cure, your team will receive access to our VIP Team Gathering Tent. If you have questions please email teams@komeneasttn.org

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Event Day Information

2017 Komen Knoxville Race for the CureŽ

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World's Fair Park

963 World's Fair Park Dr

Knoxville, TN 37916

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