The Race is 5K or 3.1 miles.
The Komen Greater New York City Race for the Cure is a “fun run.” Since it is not timed, it’s not a competitive qualifying race. Participants are encouraged to check their time when they cross the finish line.
Yes. When registering, choose “Registration (Mail my Race Packet)” for $40 before July 15. After July 15, this option will increase to $45..
Children may participate in the Race as long as they are able to complete the course on their own. All participants including children must be registered for the Race and their parent or legal guardian must sign the waiver on their behalf. Note: Due to the high volume of race participants baby strollers and pets are strongly discouraged. No bikes or rollerblades are permitted on the Race course.
The Race takes place rain or shine. Komen Greater NYC reserves the right to cancel the Race in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds. Entry fees will be used as donations to the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Yes, you can pick up your t-shirt and bib at Advance Registration at the Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas at 54th Street, on Friday, September 7 (12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.) and Saturday, September 8 (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.). You can also register others interested in the Race and drop off your pledges.
Yes, you can pick up your t-shirt and bib that day starting at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 9:00 a.m. at the Registration tables on Central Park West between 71st and 72nd Streets.
Save your Race bib. A day or two after the Race, visit www.brightroom.com and click on Find Your Photo. Your Race bib number is the key to find your photograph so that you can purchase a copy online from Brightroom.
There are many parking garages on the side streets between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Street parking may also be available on the avenues and side streets near the park.
For more information on subways and buses, visit the New York City public transit Website www.mta.info.
Yes. There is a baggage claim facility on the 72nd Street Transverse -- the entrance into the park at Central Park West and 72nd Street. The baggage tag on your Race bib will be used to identify your materials. Komen Greater NYC assumes no liability for the loss of materials left at the baggage claim area. Baggage claim will close at 12:00 p.m. on Race Day.
Registration before July 15: If you would like to pick-up your materials, select “Registration” for $35. If you would like your materials shipped to you before the Race, select “Registration (Mail my Race Packet)” for $40. p>
Registration after July 15: If you would like to pick-up your materials, select “Registration” for $40. If you would like your materials shipped to you before the Race, select “Registration (Mail my Race Packet)” for $45.
No, your registration fee helps defray the costs of producing the Race. All pledge contributions are tax-deductible.
Your registration fee is used to offset the cost of producing the Race. So it’s really important to get your friends, family and coworkers to support your Race participation with pledges. Of the money raised at the Race, 75% of the net raised will go to community-based organizations with breast health programs for underserved women in New York City, on Long Island, and in Westchester and Rockland Counties this year that totaled $3.0 million in grants. The remaining 25% will support national research to find the cures for the disease. This year, Komen Greater NYC invested $1.4 million in research.
You are not required to collect pledge money to join in the Race, but we encourage all participants to raise as much money as possible to help in the fight against breast cancer. If each person collects just $250 in pledges, we’ll be able to raise more than $5 million! Your $40 registration fee helps defray the cost of producing the Race. It does not provide any contribution to Komen Greater NYC.
There are several ways you can ensure that your fundraising will provide the most benefit for Komen Greater NYC, our grantees, and our community.
Please check the online registration box and take The $250 Challenge. If every 2011 Race participant had raised at least $250, Komen Greater NYC would have been able to provide $500,000 more in grants to help local organizations provide breast health education, screening and treatment. (For those of you who raised a lot more than $250 in previous years, please keep up the good work!) When you register online, check that you want to participate. If you're already registered, just raise a minimum of $250. Either way, you'll be helping Komen Greater NYC provide more grants to our community, and you'll be eligible to receive pledge prizes.
You can honor your loved ones by wearing the unique “In Celebration of” and “In Memory of” placards, provided by Zeta Tau Alpha. Placards are available at Advance Registration and on Race Day.
Visit the Become a Sponsor page for more information about Race and Affiliate sponsorship opportunities. For further information, contact Michelle Marquez, Director of Development, at 212-461-6168 or email@example.com.
If for any reason you can't make the Race, you can still help run breast cancer out of town by signing up for Sleep In for the Curepledge prizes
When you register, select "no" when asked whether you want to receive a pledge prize for your fundraising. This will help Komen Greater NYC save on the costs associated with the pledge prizes.
No other organization does what Komen Greater NYC does. The grants we award to a wide variety of local community-based breast health programs in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland Counties provide much-needed education, screening, treatment and support services to at-risk women. Komen Greater NYC also invests in life-saving national research to find the cures. Read a dozen reasons to support Komen Greater NYC.
To be considered an official team, you will need five or more members by the morning of the Race. You can form a team or join a team online. For more information, please review the Team Tool Kit at www.komennyc.org/race or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's simple. Search for the team, and once you find it, click "Join". You can also search by team captain name.