FAQs

General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The Race start time will be at 8:30 am. A complete schedule of events can be found here. The 5k Fun Run/Walk will start at 8:30 am, and the 1 mile Fun Run/Walk will start at 9:00am.

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held in Downtown Alexandria, in front of the Alexandria City Convention Hall, which is located at 915 3rd St, Alexandria, LA 71301.

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A.

$25 Survivor

$30 Adult 1 mile or 5K

$15 Children 12 & under

$30 Virtual Runner (This is a participant who is unable to attend Race day, but would like to support the event. A Virtual Runner’s Race packet will be mailed to the address provided on their registration form.)

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, a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® t-shirt, and sponsor promotional items.

Q. How can I register?
   A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading this form and mailing to the address below:

Komen Acadiana
Attn: Cenla Race for the Cure
P O Box 51597
Lafayette, LA 70505

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. Packet Pickup will be held on October 5th and 6th from 8:00 am 5:00 pm at the office of our 2017 Cenla Race for the Cure Presenting Sponsor, Cleco Corporation, located at 2056 John H. King Service Rd, Pineville, LA 71360.

Q. What is the distance for the Race?
   A. Race for the Cure is a 5K race (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 as a Virtual Runner. Additionally, we are looking for people to cheer on our runners and walkers on the Race Route.

Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen Cenla 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, visit our volunteer SIGNUP site here: http://signup.com/go/MJBiwyh.

Q. Are pet and strollers allowed at the event?
   A. We strongly discourage pets being at Race for the Cure, but strollers are permitted and encouraged.

Q. What if it rains?
   A. Komen Acadiana has the sole right to cancel or change the date or location of Race for the Cure, including in circumstances of extreme weather. It is likely, however, that the event will happen rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Fundraising FAQ

Q. Does the Komen 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 $200,000 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 75% of the net income from the Race stays right here in our 19 parish service area to fund vital breast cancer health education and screening and treatment programs.

The remaining 25% supports Komen’s national research and training grants program to find better treatments and ultimately, cures for this disease.

Q. Where do I send donations?
   A. Click here to donate online.

Or mail to:
Komen Acadiana
Attn: Cenla Race for the Cure
P O Box 51597
Lafayette, LA 70505

For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check.

Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
   A. All donations on your behalf that are received by November 7, 2017 will be credited to your fundraising total.

Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
   A. Your fundraising incentives are calculated based on the total personal fundraising dollars you donate, or that are donated on your behalf, to Komen Acadiana. Incentives will be included in your Race Packets, which are distributed at Packet Pickup. Packet Pickup will take place on October 5, 2017 and October 6, 2017, from 8:00am - 5:00pm, at the office of our 2017 Cenla Race for the Cure Presenting Sponsor, Cleco Corporation, which is located at 2056 John H. King Service Rd, Pineville, LA 71360.

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. To be considered an official team, you will need 10 or more registered members by the morning of the Race. You can form a team or join a team online here. To download a TEAMS PACKET, click here or to get additional Team information click here.

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 fundraisings ideas for your team.

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 our office at 337-993-5745 or info@komenacadiana.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. Team Tailgate is a great way to celebrate on Race Day. To register for a 10x10 Team Tailgate space please complete the TEAM TAILGATE FORM located in the Teams Packet. For more information, contact us at 337-993-5745, or email us at info@komenacadiana.org.

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Race Day Information

2017 Komen CENLA Race for the CureŽ

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Downtown Alexandria

Corner of Murrray and Third St.

Alexandria, LA 71303

View Race Day Schedule