Race Information

On Race day, we come together as a community not only to have fun, but to raise funds to find cures for the most aggressive breast cancers and improve outcomes for those who face barriers to care.

Two Start Times One Mission

Timed 5K Run Starts at 7:30 AM 

Runners, if you plan to have your run timed, this is the start for you. Only Runners who purchased the chip timing at registration or upgraded on Race morning are permitted on this course. You will receive a special bib. The start line is on the boardwalk. After you have completed your run, join your friends and family for the 8:30 fun Run/walk.

Race for the Cure Starts at 8:30 AM

Participants (you) are more than PINK, they have taken action, gotten involved, are making a difference in the Tidewater community. Together, thousands of people, Survivors, Thriver, co-survivor and supporters will fill the streets for the 17th Annual Race for the Cure.  Race begins at 31st street and Atlantic Ave. For a complete schedule, see Race day schedule.


Sign Up Early to Get a T-Shirt

Race t-shirts are available to the first 5,000 registered participants. All participants receive a Race bib, and those who identify as survivors during registration receive a pink survivor t-shirt and bib. Bib with a timing chips are supplied to those who register for a running event 7:30am start) and elect to add a timing chip to their registration. Register now.


Survivor/Thriver Parade

Hundreds of pink-clad breast cancer survivors take part in the Parade, an inspiring Race Day tradition. At 7:50, Parade participants gather at the Survivor & Thriver Tent and will be led by the ODU Lady Monarchs.


Form or Join a Team

Having a team increases the impact and the fun you’ll experience as part of Race for the Cure. You can form or join a team in honor of a loved one, at no extra cost. Plus, teams are eligible for prizes and incentives not available to individual participants. Start your team or join a team.


Fundraising is Easy

When you register, you receive your own fundraising web site to be customized and shared with others, who can then make donations on your behalf. Race for the Cure has a great list of resources to help you achieve your fundraising goals. Learn more.



If you are looking for volunteer opportunities on or before Race day, view available volunteer jobs starting in early April or email volunteer@komentidewater.org. Race for the Cure requires hundreds of volunteers, much of it prior to Race day. If you plan to register and participant on Race day, please consider volunteering some time to helping make the day a success.



Even if you can’t walk or run, you can support the breast cancer fight by making a general donation or by giving through a participant or team. Donate now.


Why We Race

Komen’s Bold Goal is to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the next decade. When you fundraise for Race, together we progress toward that goal by accelerating lifesaving research, along with critical screenings and patient resources for those who don’t have access to the services they need. With your support, we can reach our vision of a world without breast cancer.

Race for the Cure raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, 100% of the net proceed from Race for the Cure s are allocated to our mission. 75 percent of the net stays in our community to help meet the most critical needs in our community. The remaining 25 percent of the net supports the Susan G. Komen® Grants Program. Susan G. Komen is the largest private non-profit funder of breast cancer research in the world.


Learn More

For more information or registration help, call our Race for the Cure hotline at 757-490-7794 ext 102, or email race@komentidewater.org.

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Event Day Information

2017 Susan G. KomenŽ Tidewater Race for the Cure

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Neptune Park

31st & Atlantic Avenue

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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