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General Race FAQ

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on September 13, 2015. Click for the Race Day schedule.

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held at the Garden of the Gods/Rock Ledge Ranch. Click for the map.

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. Entry Fees:
Adult's - $30 (add $5 on Race Day)
Child 5-15yrs - $30 (add $5 on Race Day)
Child 0-4yrs - $0
Packet/T-Shirt Shipping & Handling - $10 per participant in addition to registration fee

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 bib, a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® t-shirt, and a great feeling!

Q. How can I register?
   A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading this registration form and mailing it with payment to 625 N. Cascade Ave. Suite 110, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. You may also register in-person prior to or on Race Day. In-person registration will take place at the Imagination Celebration store in the Citadel (enter the Mall entrance between Dillards and Burlington.) The store will be open Friday, September 4, through Friday, September 11, from noon to 6 PM. The store will be closed Labor Day. You may also register at the Komen office at 625 N Cascade from now through September 5 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM. In-person registration will take place in Pueblo at the Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library at 100 E. Abriendo Ave on Thursday, August 27, from noon to 4 PM.

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt? Where do I get In Honor Of back signs?
   A. If you did not pay to have it mailed, then click for Packet Pickup Information. Special pink In Honor Of back signs will be available at the Registration and Survivor tents on Race Day and at the Race Store prior to the Race.

Q. Does someone not running or walking have to register?
   A. Everyone coming to the Race must register, even if they do not plan to walk or run.

Q. Can I come as a spectator?
   A. Everyone coming to the event must register.

Q. How long is the Race? How difficult is the course?
   A. The Race is a 5K route, which is approximately 3.1 miles. The course is rolling hills and the first 3/4 mile is a steady incline. There is also a shorter route option (approximately 1 mile and less of an incline). Watch for the U-turn sign. 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 or register for Sleep-in for the Cure or Pink in the Pew.

Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen Colorado South 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. Is it okay to bring a jogging stroller?
   A. If you bring a stroller, then you should park in the Pleasant Valley Neighborhood. We do not have room for strollers in the busses used at the other parking areas. For the safety of all participants please remain at the back of the pack on the course, and please be careful not to run into other participants with your stroller.  

Q. Are pets allowed at the event?
   A. No pets, other than leashed service animals, are allowed on the course on Race Day. Instead, please bring your dogs to the PETacular Pooches in Pink the day before the Race. Learn more at PETacular Pooches in Pink.

Q. What about radio headsets, rollerblades, inline skates, and bicycles?
   A.For the safety of all participants, radio headsets, roller blades, inline skates, and bicycles are not allowed on the Race course.

Q. What happens if the weather is bad?
   A. This event will occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances.There will be no refunds.

Q. Can I set up a booth to sell items and raise money for Komen?
   A. Komen requires 100% of the proceeds go to the Race. Call Nancetta at 719.632.8887 to make arrangements.

Fundraising FAQ

Q. Does the Komen Race for the Cure® require fundraising?
   A. Additional donations are not required, but additional donations will help us to serve even more Colorado South men and women with education, treatment, screening, and support. Think of the Power of 10…if you ask 10 friends and family members to each donate at least $10 to your Race efforts, you could raise $100 or more. That will make an impact!

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. Bring or mail donations to  
625 N. Cascade Ave. Suite 110, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check. You can also bring donations to the Registration Tent on Race Day.

Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
   A. All donations on your behalf that are received by October 13, 2015 will be credited to your fundraising total. Any donations received after that date will be credited to General Race Donations.

Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
   A. Your fundraising incentives are calculated based on the total fundraising dollars you have collected. Incentives are mailed after the close of our Race fundraising season. Prizes are not cumulative.

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!

Team FAQ

Q. How do I form a team?
   A. If you haven't registered yet, you can form a team or join a team online. Search for the name of the team you want to join and select it, or if you are forming a team, you will be asked for a team name. Please note that the first person forming the team is the team captain. If you are already registered and would like to join a team, contact teams@komencoloradosouth.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. How do I register if my company is paying my registration fee?
   A. Your company must contact us at teams@komencoloradosouth.org to set up your team. A special designation will be given to you to provide to registrants. Your company can be set up to pay a dollar amount or a percentage of the fee.

Q. How do I register my team members?
   A. Each team member must register themselves. Once you have registered yourself, you cannot go back and register someone else using the same e-mail address.

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 teams@komencoloradosouth.org 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. Please check back for details.

Q. What is a Team Page?
  
 A. Your Team page is a Web page that people can visit to find a team member or give a donation that supports the fundraising efforts of the entire team. Although the default Team page contains sample text and photos, your Team Captain can customize this page to make it a creative expression of the Team commitment to Komen and our fight against breast cancer.

Facebook Application FAQs

Q: Can my friends or family add my application to their Facebook pages?
     A. Only if they are registered Komen Colorado South Race participants. We don't currently support the ability for friends to fundraise on behalf of participants.

Q: If I accidentally deleted my application, can I re-add it?
     A. Yes, you can simply go to your Participant Center and click the "Fundraise with Facebook" link to re-add it.

Q: Can I remove the application?
     A. Yes, to remove the application, follow these steps - 1) Log in to Facebook 2) On the lower left part of your page you will see the Facebook logo with the word Applications next to it. 3) Click on the little Facebook logo. 4) A menu will pop up; click on the Edit Applications link at the bottom of the pop-up box. 5) Next to the Colorado South Race for the Cure application, click the X in the right-hand column. This will remove the application from your page completely.

Q: I received a donation, but my application doesn't reflect it yet.
     A. The application gets updated every few hours. Depending on when the donation came through, it may not be reflected yet. If you would like it to update immediately, you can click on the refresh link on the application and it will update the information in 2-3 minutes.