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, for an additional fee. Make sure to select the Premium Upgrade option when registering. Your materials will arrive during the first week of September.
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 16 (12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) and Saturday, September 17 (11:00 a.m. to 3:00 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 72nd and 73rd 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 on 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 11 a.m. on Race Day.
Registration for the Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure is $35 through July 15, 2011. On July 16, registration will be $40 until Race Day. Day-of-Race registration is $45.
No, your registration fee helps defray the costs of producing the Race. However, if you choose the premium registration option, $15 of the fee is a tax-deductible donation to Komen Greater New York City. All pledge contributions are tax-deductible.
None of it. 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% 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. The remaining 25% will support national research to find the cures for the disease.
If you opt for the Premium Upgrade option, your materials will be mailed to you, whether you’re an individual or on a team. Individuals who choose Advance Registration will have to pick up their Race materials. (Visit the Race section) Team members should contact their team captain about where to pick up your Race materials. If you’re unsure of your Race captain’s name, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 2010 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.
Can't make the Race? You can still help run breast cancer out of town by signing up for Sleep In for the Cure. We'll mail you a Race t-shirt and special bib. Your fundraising efforts will be eligible for pledge prizes too! Support the fight against breast cancer even if you can't make it to Central Park.
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.
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, contact Cynthia Ramirez, Race Teams Coordinator, at 212-461-6184 or 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.