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Race Programs

You are invited to run, walk or stroll the 5K. If you would like to be chip timed, please be sure to choose that option when you register, note the timed run begins at 7:30 on the boardwalk. Medals will be given to all survivors who participate in either the walk or run.  Timed runners are eligible to receive a race medal, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each of the age category  as well as overall winners will be awarded medals.


We are excited to announce our first ever program to get you ready and excited to participate in the Komen Tidewater Race for the Cure 2016!  All registered Race participants will have access to this program and all of its benefits through email and social media.
Whether you plan to walk or run in October we want to help motivate you to achieve your personal best and have fun doing it. #BePinkBeFit is a simple weekly program that includes both a plan for walkers, and a plan for runners, with weekly fitness challenges, breast cancer facts, and a delicious healthy recipe to contribute to your overall success story! These programs can be modified to cater to your personal needs and goals while still keeping you focused on the Race for the Cure!      
Set your goals, join the excitement, invite your friends and get ready for the Race to end Breast Cancer!

School Teams Challenge

The challenge is on! Komen Tidewater is challenging all area schools to join us in the 2016 Race for the Cure. Your scholl can get involved in several ways; as race route cheerleaders, musical entertainment, volunteers and race participants.

To get started as a race participant:

  • Pick a Team Captain to form your race team
  • Choose a name that's easy to identify with your school 
  • Invite other students, faculty, and parents to join the team with easy online registration
  • Come out on race day to show your support as a school

To volunteer (cheerleaders, bands, ROTC, clubs)

Each school that accepts the challenge will receive discounted entry rates for students (contact Lisa Chacon for discount code), recognition from the stage on Race day, a designated gathering area on Race day, a certificate suitable for framing, and community service hours. Join other area schools that have already accepted the challenge and register now!

Sleep in for the Cure®

All the fun without the Run! Can't make it on Race day? Sleep in for the Cure! Your $45 registration fee includes Race registration (you can even join a team and fundraise!), and a Komen Tidewater sleep mask.  If you are a survivor, a Race for the Cure survivor t-shirt will be included in your packet. So hit the snooze button and know you are doing your part to find the cures!

Proud in the Crowd

Be part of the fun without the run! If you aren’t a runner or a walker, but want to support the cause, sign up to be Proud in the Crowd and receive a Race for the Cure™ T-shirt, packet and pom-pom. You will not receive a race bib, as this participation type is designed for these who do not want to walk/run the course.  

Survivor Celebration

All registered survivors and one co-survivor per survivor are invited to the Survivor tent for donuts, and coffee provided by Dunkin' Donuts. There is a Survivor parade prior to the Race and we will gather at the Survivor Tent at 7:45am. A survivor photograph will be followed by the survivor parade begins at 7:50am.


Stop by the Merchandise tent and see what is new for 2016. The shop will be open during Packet Pick-up/Registration on October 14th and on October 15th in Neptune Park.

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