General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The 1-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8:35 a.m.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at the Multipurpose Events Center (MPEC) in downtown Wichita Falls. The address is 1000 5th Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. Adult and breast cancer survivor registrations are $35, youth is $25, and virtual (registration for people who can't make the Race) is $45.
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 (bib), a Susan G. Komen North Texas Wichita Falls Race for the Cure® t-shirt, and a great feeling that you are making a difference in your community!
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. All packets (with the exception of the Virtual Race packets, which will be mailed post-Race) must be picked up at packet pick-up or on Race day.
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.
Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen North Texas Wichita Falls 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. Please dress accordingly.
Q. Does the 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 $250,000 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. Mail donations with an attached mail-in fundraising form to: Komen North Texas, PO Box 678435, Dallas, TX 75267-8435. For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check (complete the pledge form).
Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
A. All donations on your behalf that are received by November 3, 2017 will be credited to your fundraising total. However, only donations received by 6pm on Friday, October 13th will be included in the fundraising totals for 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, we suggest that you register 10 or more members by the morning of the Race. You can form a team or join a team online. For more information, contact us at 972-378-4808 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-378-4808 to get this corrected.
Q. Can donations made to a team be split or shared among team members?
A. No, we cannot split donations among team members. However, each team member's donations roll up to the team total. If you have questions about a team or team member donation, please email us at email@example.com.