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Race for the Cure FAQ's

 


 

 Event FAQ's

 

When is the 19th Annual Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure®?
Where is the Race held?
How long is the Race?
What time does the Race start?
Where is the Start Line and Finish Line?
How much does it cost to register?
Does the Race recognize breast cancer Survivors?
How do I volunteer for the event?

  1.  When is the 19th Annual Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure®?
    Our 2014 Race will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
  2.  Where is the Race held?
    The Race is held at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.
  3.  How long is the Race?
    Participants can register for a 5K, which is approximately 3.1 miles, or a 1-Mile Fun Walk. You may choose to run or walk either route. If you are unable to participate on Race Day, you may register to Sleep In for the Cure®.
  4.  What time does the Race start?
    The start times depend on the event you are participating in:
        •  5K Timed Run - 8:15am
        •  5K Walk - 8:20am
        •  1 Mile Fun Walk - 8:45am
  5.  Where is the Start Line and Finish Line?
    The start line will be at Las Vegas Boulevard and Clark.  The finish line will be located at Fremont East and 6th Street.
  6.  How much does it cost to register?
    The registration fees are as follows:
        •  Adult Team Member (13 and over) - $25.00
        •  Adult Individual (13 and over) - $30.00
        •  Kids for the Cure (2-12) - $10.00
        •  Babies for the Cure (0-2) - $10.00
        •  Sleep In for the Cure Team Member - $25.00
        •  Sleep In for the Cure Individual - $30.00
    If you wish to be timed, an additional $5 will be added to your registration fee for a Timing Tag.
  7.  Does the Race recognize breast cancer Survivors?
    Yes! Survivors remind us all that participating in this event is a part of a bigger race to find the cures for breast cancer. To ensure that our Survivors feel like VIP’s, we have a variety of memorable recognition activities and special accommodations to ensure their Race Day experience is as special as they are.
        •  In their Race Packets, Survivors will receive a complimentary pink cap and pink t-shirt.
        •  Complimentary breakfast will be served to our Survivors and a guest in the Pretty in Pink Café starting at 6am on Race Day.
        •  All Survivors will receive a complimentary parking pass for the Fremont Street Experience Red Garage.
        •  Other Survivor activities include a Survivor recognition ceremony, tribute song, Survivor parade and Survivor photo. More details coming soon!
  8.  How do I volunteer for the event?
    For information on Volunteering for the Race for the Cure, click here.

 


 

 Race Registration FAQ's

 

How do I register?
How much does it cost to register?
What is a Race for the Cure Team?
What is Sleep In for the Cure®?
Is my registration fee tax deductible?
What is the benefit of registering online?
Is there a deadline for registering online?
How do I get my race packet and my t-shirt mailed to me?
When will my Race Packet arrive in the mailed?
What happens if I register online after April 14th?
Is there a deadline for registering using a paper entry form?
Is there anything important I need to know before submitting my paper registration form?
Does my baby or child need to register?
If I'm using paper registration, do I need a separate entry form for my baby or child?
How do I turn in my paper registration forms and fees?
When and where do I pick up my t-shirt and race bib?
What if I wish to be a timed runner?
I already registered but would now like to purchase a Timing Tag?
Will I be able to register at Packet Pick-Up?
Can I register at the Race on Race Day?
Do I need to collect donations in order to participate in the Race?
Does my registration fee count as a portion of my fundraising efforts?

  1.  How do I register?
    You can register online or download and mail in a paper registration form. You have the choice to register as an Individual, start a Team, or join an existing Team. If you register online before April 13th, your Race Packet (t-shirt, bib, etc.) will be mailed directly to you. All paper registrants will need to pick-up their Race Packets on the designated Packet Pick-Up day's.
  2.  How much does it cost to register?
    The registration fees are as follows:
        •  Adult Team Member (13 and over) - $25.00
        •  Adult Individual (13 and over) - $30.00
        •  Kids for the Cure (2-12) - $10.00
        •  Babies for the Cure (0-2) - $10.00
        •  Sleep In for the Cure Team Member - $25.00
        •  Sleep In for the Cure Individual - $30.00
    If you wish to be timed, an additional $5 will be added to your registration fee for a Timing Tag.
  3.  What is a Race for the Cure Team?
    For more information, please view the Team FAQ's.
  4.  What is Sleep In for the Cure®?
    Sleep In for the Cure is a way for those who are out of town or unable to attend the Race to participate. Participants will receive a special t-shirt to wear while they Sleep In on Race Day.
  5.  Is my registration fee tax deductible?
    No. Your registration fee is not considered a donation, as it is an entry fee to participate in the Race.
  6.  What is the benefit of registering online?
    Registering online has several benefits and is highly recommended, as it is fast, easy and secure. If you register online, you will be given your very own Race Participant Page where you can send out emails, track donations, make donations and view your fundraising success. Most importantly, if you register online before April 13th, your Race Packet (t-shirt, bib, etc) will be mailed directly to you.
  7.  Is there a deadline for registering online?
    Online registration will remain open through midnight on April 27th. Please note that if you register online on or before midnight on April 13th, you will receive your Race Packet (t-shirt, bib, etc.) in the mail. On May 3rd, online registration will re-open for Sleep In for the Cure registration only and will remain open through May 31st.
  8.  How do I get my race packet and my t-shirt mailed to me?
    You must register online on or before April 13th. No paper registrants will have their Race Packets mailed to them.
  9.  When will my Race Packet arrive in the mailed?
    The Race Packet mailing will begin in mid-April so regardless of when you registered, you can expect to receive it then.
  10.  What happens if I register online after April 13th?
    You may still register online up until midnight on April 27th, however you will no longer be eligible for t-shirt mailing and will need to pick-up your packet at Packet Pick-Up.
  11.  Is there a deadline for registering using a paper entry form?
    If you are mailing in a paper registration form, it must be postmarked, in the mail by April 23rd. The last day to drop-off paper registration forms to the Komen Office is April 25th at 5:00pm. If you miss these deadlines, you may register at Packet Pick-Up using a paper scantron form (available at pick-up).
  12.  Is there anything important I need to know before submitting my paper registration form?
    Make sure that there is only one participant per entry form. A separate form must be submitted for each person. The Waiver and Release section must be signed. If you are under the age of 18, a parent/guardian signature is required. Unsigned forms cannot be processed and will be returned for signature, causing a delay in the registration process.
  13.  Does my baby or child need to register?
    Yes. Everyone participating in the Race must be registered, even those being carried or pushed in strollers.
  14.  If I'm using paper registration, do I need a separate entry form for my baby or child?
    Yes. Babies and Kid for the Cure must have their own entry form and cannot be combined with their parents registration form.
  15.  How do I turn in my paper registration forms and fees?
    Mail your forms and fee's no later than April 23rd to Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure at P.O. Box 98809, Las Vegas, NV 89193. If you wish to drop off your registration form, you may do so during our Registration Drop-Off Weeks at the Komen Office (4850 W. Flamingo Rd, Ste 25, Las Vegas, NV 89141 on the SE corner of Flamingo & Decatur) during the following times: April 14-18, 2014 from 9am-5pm or April 21-25, 2014 from 9am-5pm.
  16.  When and where do I pick up my t-shirt and race bib?
    Race Packet Pick-Up location is 4648 W. Sahara Ave in the Sahara Pavilion North shopping plaza located on the northeast corner of Sahara and Decatur, next to TJ Maxx. The dates and times are as follows:
    • Individuals and Teams - April 30, 2014 from 3pm-7pm
    • Individuals and Teams - May 1, 2014 from 3pm-7pm
    • Individuals and Teams - May 2, 2014 from 12pm-4pm
  17.  What if I wish to be a timed runner?
    If you wish to be timed, you can purchase a Timing Tag for $5. If you are registering online, you will choose to be timed during the registration process. If you are registering via paper, please mark the appropriate box and add $5 to your fee.
  18.  I already registered but would now like to purchase a Timing Tag?
    You may purchase a Timing Tag at Packet Pick-Up or on Race Day at Race Day Registration.
  19.  Will I be able to register at Packet Pick-Up?
    Yes, however paper registration forms will not be accepted. You must complete a scantron entry form available at Packet Pick-Up.
  20.  Can I register at the Race on Race Day?
    Yes, however the registration fee will be $40 for ALL participants. Timing Tags will be available for $5.
  21.  Do I need to collect donations in order to participate in the Race?
    No, however please know that the registration fee goes to cover the cost of holding the Race. It is your fundraising dollars that will help find the cures for breast cancer.
  22.  Does my registration fee count as a portion of my fundraising efforts?
    No. Your registration fee does not count towards your fundraising goal.


 Donation/Fundraising FAQ's

 

How are the funds raised from the Race distributed?
Is there a fundraising requirement?
What is the Pink Honor Roll?
What kind of rewards can I earn for fundraising?
What is the deadline for sending in donations?
Does my registration fee count as a portion of my fundraising efforts?
Where can I find fundraising tips and ideas?
How do I fundraise through my online Participant Center?
What do I need to submit with my donations?
Whom do we make the check payable to?
Where and when do I turn in my pledges/donations?
Can I turn in my pledges/donations on Race Day?
If I am competing for the top fundraiser, is there a deadline requirement to submit my donations?
When are matching gift checks due?
If I registered online, what do I do with cash or check donations?
I entered an off-line donation in my Participant Center but it is not showing up on my Personal Page?
If I do not register online, what do I do with my pledges/donations?
How do I get a receipt for my donation?
Where do I go for help if I have problems with my pledges/donations?

  1.  How are the funds raised from the Race distributed?
    75 percent of the Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure's net income stays in Southern Nevada to fund local breast health screening, treatment and education services for the medically underserved through our Grants Program. The remaining 25 percent goes to fund national research to discover the causes of breast cancer and, ultimately, its cures.
  2.  Is there a fundraising requirement?
    No. However please know that the registration fee will get you to the starting line, but it's the fundraising dollars that will help find the cures for breast cancer. We encourage everyone to raise at least $125. Once you've hit your fundraising goal - set a new one! Thousands of others just like you have done it and we know you can too! Please know that if you fall short of your goal, we will still happily welcome you to the event. Learn how easy it is to start fundraising.
  3.  What is the Pink Honor Roll?
    The Pink Honor Roll is a way for us to recognize our top 25 fundraisers. As a memeber of the Pink Honor Roll, you will receive a pink sash to proudly wear on Race Day, showing off your hard work.
  4.  What kind of rewards can I earn for fundraising?
    We offer fabulous rewards each week for our fundraisers. Click here for more information on our Fundraiser Reward Program.
  5.  What is the deadline for sending in donations?
    Fundraising for the Race for the Cure will remain open until May 31, 2014.  
  6.  Does my registration fee count as a portion of my fundraising efforts?
    No. Your registration fee does not count towards your fundraising total.
  7.  Where can I find fundraising tips and ideas?
    We have plenty of fun and inventive fundraising ideas available in the Race for the Cure Fundraise section of our website.
  8.  How do I fundraise through my online Participant Center?
    For detailed, step-by-step instructions on using your Participant Center, select the link below that applies to you:
    Click here if you are a Team Captain
    Click here if you are a Team Memeber
    Click here if you are an Individual
  9.  What do I need to submit with my donations?
    Please be sure to include a pledge form with any donations that you submit so that we can credit it toward your fundraising goal.
  10.  Whom do we make the check payable to?
    Your check should be made payable to Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure®.
  11.  Where and when do I turn in my pledges/donations?
    You can mail (no cash) your pledges/donations to Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure at P.O. Box 98809, Las Vegas, NV 89193.
    NOTE: Please make sure you include a Pledge/Donation Form with the money you turn in so that we may give you credit for the additional funds raised, especially if you are competing for a Top Fundraiser Award.
  12.  Can I turn in my pledges/donations on Race Day?
    Yes. Please place your pledge form and money in a sealed envelope and place it in a secured drop box located in the Registration area or Shop for the Cure® area. 
  13.  If I am competing for the top fundraiser, is there a deadline requirement to submit my donations?
    All pledges/donations must be submitted by May 31, 2014. The top three fundraisers will be notified the first week of June 2014.
  14.  When are matching gift checks due?
    We will accept them at any time.
  15.  If I registered online, what do I do with cash or check donations?
    Click here to read the offline donation procedures. Click here to download a pledge form.
  16.  I entered an off-line donation in my Participant Center but it is not showing up on my Personal Page?
    The off-line donation will not show up until the Komen Office has received the money and approved it online.
  17.  If I do not register online, what do I do with my pledges/donations?
    Pledges/donations can be mailed to Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure at P.O. Box 98809, Las Vegas, NV 89193. You may also drop off cash or checks to the Komen Office at 4850 W. Flamingo Rd, Ste 25, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (on the NE corner of Flamingo & Decatur). If you wish to turn pledges/donations in on Race Day, you may do so at one of our secured drop boxes. Remember to include a pledge form with all donations submitted.
  18.  How do I get a receipt for my donation?
    Online donors will automatically be issued a receipt via email. A check stub for donations of $50 and under will be suffice for tax-purposes, however if a receipt is needed, please specify and we would be more than happy to provide one.
  19. Where do I go for help if I have problems with my pledges/donations?
     Help is only a phone call or email away. You may contact the Race Registration Chair, Mary Rossetti, at mrossetti5@yahoo.com or contact the Komen Office at office@komensouthernnevada.org or 702-822-2324.

 Team FAQ's

 

What is a Race for the Cure Team?
How do I join or form a team?
Where can I get a Team Captain’s Packet?
What is the deadline to qualify for the Largest Team award?
When can I drop off my team’s paper registration forms?
Can I mail in my team paper registration forms?
Can I have some team members register via paper and some online?
When is the last day to join a team?
Before submitting my paper registration forms, is there anything special I need to know?
One of my team members registered as an Individual but would now like to be on my Team?
Can my team make their own team t-shirt?

  1.  What is a Race for the Cure Team?
    A team is a group of 10 or more registered participants who come together to have fun, raise funds and fight a devastating disease. Team members can be male, female, kids, babies and adults. It doesn't matter if they sign up to Sleep In for the Cure, walk the 1-mile or run the 5K because everyone on a team does not need to participate in the same event. Teammates can be friends, family, co-workers, or anyone else who would like to participate.
  2.  How do I join or form a team?
    View our detailed instructions on forming a team or joining a team online. We also have instructions for creating a team using paper registration. For more information, please view our Team Captain’s Corner.
  3.  Where can I get a Team Captain’s Packet?
    You can download the packet or email your mailing address to office@komensouthernnevada.org and we would be happy to mail you a packet. 
  4.  What is the deadline to qualify for the Largest Team award?
    You must register your team members by April 18, 2014 in order to qualify for the Largest Team Award. This means that any team members or teams formed after April 18th WILL NOT count toward the totals for the Largest Team Award.
  5.  When can I drop off my team’s paper registration forms?
    We ask that you drop-off your team entry forms and registration fees to the Komen Office (4850 W. Flamingo Road, Ste 25, LV, NV 89103) between 9am-5pm April 14-18 & April 21-25, 2014.
  6.  Can I mail in my team paper registration forms?
    Yes, however they must be in the mail by April 23, 2014.
  7.  Can I have some team members register via paper and some online?
    Yes, but those team members using paper registration forms will not be listed on the online Team Roster, nor will they receive their Race Packet (t-shirt, bib, etc) in the mail.
  8.  When is the last day to join a team?
    The last day to join a Team as a runner, walker or Sleep-In is May 2nd at Packet Pick-Up. You may not join a team on Race Day.
  9.  Before submitting my paper registration forms, is there anything special I need to know?
    The Team Captains should complete the Team Captain section on the bottom of the paper registration form, leaving the team member to fill out the rest. A separate form must be submitted for each entry. The Waiver and Release section must be signed. If you are under the age of 18, a parent/guardian signature is required. Team members should turn in their forms and fees to the Team Captain to submit.
  10.  One of my team members registered as an Individual but would now like to be on my Team?
    If they registered online, send an email to office@komensouthernnevada.org with their name and the team they would like to be added to. Unfortunately, if they registered via paper, we are unable to add them to a team once their entry form has been processed.
  11.  Can my team make their own team t-shirt?
    Yes. Creating your own, one of a kind custom shirt is a great way to stand out on Race Day. We do ask that in designing your shirt, please do not use the Komen logo and do not make it pink as pink is reserved for Survivors.

For complete information on Race for the Cure Teams, please visit our Team page.


 Race Day FAQ's

 

Where is the Start Line and Finish Line?
Are there special parking arrangements for Survivors?
What parking arrangements are available for all other participants?
What time will shuttle buses run?
Where do I catch the shuttle bus to take me to and from the Race?
Will there be special activities for kids?
Will there be something for babies?
Can I still register on Race Day?
Where will Registration be located?
What is Pretty in Pink Café?
What time does Pretty in Pink Café Open?
Where is Pretty in Pink Café located?
What time does the entertainment begin?
Where is the entertainment located?
Where & when will the Award Ceremony be held?
What time will food court open?
Where will Food Court be located?
Where will the sponsor expo be located?
Where will the information booth/lost and found be located?
Are strollers allowed in the Race?
Are Scooters allowed?
Are inline or roller skates allowed?
Are bicycles/tricycles allowed?
Are pets allowed?
What if my pet is small and I carry it in a backpack or pet stroller?

  1.  Where is the Start Line and Finish Line?
    The start line will be at Las Vegas Blvd and Clark. The finish line will be located at Fremont East and 6th Street.
  2.  Are there special parking arrangements for Survivors?
    All Survivors will receive complimentary parking passes and are welcome to park in the Fremont Street Experience Red Garage located on Fourth Street & Carson.
  3.  What parking arrangements are available for all other participants?
    This year, we are working very hard to secure as much parking as possible for our participants. Click here for information on Race Day Parking.
  4.  What time will shuttle buses run?
    Click here for shuttle bus information.
  5.  Where do I catch the shuttle bus to take me to and from the Race?
    Click here for shuttle bus information.
  6.  Will there be special activities for the kids?
    Yes. Please visit the Kids for the Cure area sponsored by MGM Resorts International, located on Fremont Street Experience and 4th Street. Kids and families can enjoy games, prizes, snacks and live entertainment. This area will open at 7am.
  7.  Will there be something for babies?
    Yes. There will be a Baby Crawl on the stage for our littlest participants who aren't quite ready to race on two feet in the Kids for the Cure area located on Fremont Street Experience and 4th Street.  The Baby Crawl is tentatively scheduled for 9:30am.
  8.  Can I still register on Race Day?
    Yes. Registration will be open from 6:00am to 8:00am. Registration Fees for ALL participants will be $40.00. If you wish to be timed, disposable timing tags will be available to purchase for $5.00.
  9.  Where will Registration be located?
    Race Day Registration, sponsored by American Family Insurance, will be located in the Jackie Gaughan Plaza, which is the entrance to the El Cortez Hotel & Casino from Las Vegas Boulevard, just south of Ogden.
  10.  What is Pretty in Pink (PIP) Café?
    The PIP Café is an area designated to honor Survivors and a guest on Race morning. A continental breakfast will be provided. 
  11.  What time does Pretty in Pink Café Open?
    The PIP Café will be open at 6:00am.
  12.  Where is Pretty in Pink Café located?
    The PIP Café will be located on Fremont Street directly across from the 3rd Street Stage. 
  13.  What time does the entertainment begin?
    Entertainment will begin at 6:30am.
  14.  Where is the entertainment located?
    Main entertainment will be held on the 3rd Street Stage.
  15.  Where & when will the Award Ceremony be held?
    The Award Ceremony will begin at 10:00am on the 3rd Street Stage on Fremont Street.
  16.  When will Food Court open?
    Food Court will be available to participants after the completion of the Race.
  17.  Where will Food Court be located?
    The Food Court will be located on Fremont East just after the finish line at 6th Street.
  18.  Where will the Sponsor Expo be located?
    The Sponsor Expo will be located on Fremont Street Experience between Las Vegas Boulevard and 3rd Street as well as in Park on Fremont, which is located on the corner of Fremont East and Las Vegas Boulevard.
  19.  Where will the information booth/lost and found be located?
    The Information and Lost & Found booths will be located on Fremont Street Experience and 4th Street.
  20.  Are strollers allowed in the Race?
    Yes, but please keep in mind that with an estimated crowd size exceeding 13,000 participants, we ask you to please take precautions with your young children.
  21.  Are Scooters allowed?
    NO - for the safety of all participants, scooters are not allowed in the Race. Please note that this does not include hove around or any necessary motorized chair, which are exempt from this rule. 
  22.  Are inline or roller skates allowed?
    NO - for the safety of all participants, skates are not allowed in the Race. 
  23.  Are bicycles/tricycles allowed?
    NO - for the safety of all participants, bicycles/tricycles are not allowed in the Race. 
  24.  Are pets allowed?
    NO - pets are not allowed on Fremont Street.
  25.  What if my pet is small and I carry it in a backpack or pet stroller?
    NO - pets are not allowed on Fremont Street.