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General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018.  
       Race for the Cure begins at 8:30 on Atlantic Blvd.
       The other important time to know is 7:45, the start time for the Survivor/Thriver Parade.

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Neptune Park at 31st and Atlantic Ave.

Q. How much is the registration fee?                

Registration Type  
Race Day
Survivor / Thriver
$35 $40
Youth 3-12 $15  
Virtual $40 N/A

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. Are there additional costs?
   A. No, however there are optional add-ons to your registration:

With Registration  
Race Day
Commemorative Medal
$15 if available
$10 N/A
VIP $65
In Honor of Sign $35 N/A
In Memory of Sign $35 N/A

Q. What is included in the registration fee? 

   A. All participants receive a Race bib with tabs for drawings, discounts and free products, a Susan G. Komen Tidewater Race for the Cure® t-shirt, and a great feeling!
VIP participant in addition will receive, a designated parking space and a sign along the race course.ing!

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: 6363 Center Dr. Suite 205 | Norfolk, VA 23502

Q. What is the final date for ONLINE TEAM registration?
   A. Team online registration will continue through October 5th, if someone wants to participant with your team after that date, they will need to register as an individual participant and pick up their own Race packet at EXPO located at the Quality Inn and Suites, 6280 Northampton Blvd, Norfolk, Friday, October 12th from 10am-8pm or on Race morning.

Q. What is the final date for ONLINE INDIVIDUAL registration?
   A.  Individual Participants can register online through October 11th at 3pm. In person registration will continue at EXPO, Friday, October 12th at the Quality Inn and Suites, 6280 Northampton Blvd, Norfolk and also Race morning, the registration tent opens at 7:00am.

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. Registration packets can be picked up in person at packet pick-up or Race morning. Packet Pick-up is held at The Lake Wright located at 6280 Northampton Blvd, Norfolk, Friday, October 12th from 10am-8pm. For participants who selected to have their race packets mailed at the time of registration, the packets will be mailed on Wednesday, October 3rd.

If you are a Team Member, your team captain can pick up for the team.  Check with your captain.

If I paid to have my race packet mailed, when will it be sent?
   A.  Race packets will be mailed, to those who requested and paid for mailing at the time of registration, on Wednesday, October 3rd.  

Q. How long is the Race?
   A. The Race is a 5K route, which is approximately 3.1 miles. There are also a shorter route options, as we are on the oceanfront, at any time you can cut through to the boardwalk and cross the finish line. You may choose to walk or run. 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.

Q. Do I have to Run?
   A. No, most of our participants walk the course. 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.

Q. How can I become a volunteer?
   A. The success of the Komen Tidewater 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. In the unlikely possibility the event is cancelled, there will be no refunds; rather, your entry fee will be used as a donation to Komen Tidewater’s Race for the Cure® and becomes tax decuctable. 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 $350,000 to support local screening, treatment support, patient navigation and educational programs in our community! In 2017 we were able to fund only 63% of funds requested – let’s work together this year to fund 100% in 2018. Here are some great fundraising ideas.

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, patient navigation and treatment support programs.The remaining twenty-five percent supports Komen’s national research and training grants program to help find the cures.  Without the cures we will never end breast cancer, we will only continue to treat the symptoms.

Q. Where do I send or turn in donations?
   A. Click here to print a donation form or here for multiple donations. You can mail or bring your donation to: 6363 Center Drive Suite 205 | Norfolk, VA 23502.  You may also bring your donations to packet pick-up or Race. 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 Race for the Cure donations on your behalf that are received by November 14, 2018 will be credited to your fundraising total and toward your fundraising total. However, fundraising prior to Race for the Cure will be eligible to receive Race Day awards.

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 October 5th. You can form a team or join a team online. For more information, contact us at (757) 490-7794 or development@komentidewater.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. Are team photos taken on Race Day?
   A. Yes, teams are photographed on a first come first basis.  When your team is assembled, proceed to the photograph area, located behind King Neptune.  Photographs will be available on the Komen Flickr page.  Photographers are volunteers and the photos will be made available as soon as they are received in the office.

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 Komen Tidewater office 757-490-7794 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. As Race is at the oceanfront, designated meeting areas are limited, we recommend you select a place to meet, sending the information out to your team members. You might also want to bring a balloon or some other item that can be seen above the crowd. My team meets at the Yellow Smiley Face Balloon; pink is not a good color if you want to be seen.

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