General Race Information
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on February 24, 2018. The Race start time will be at 5:00pm.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held SugarMill Pond, Youngsville, LA. 101 Waterview Rd. Youngsville, LA 70592
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. $30 — Survivors/Forever Fighter
$35 — Adult 5K Fun Run/Walk
$35 — Adult 1 Mile Walk/Fun Run
$15 — Children (Ages 12 & Under)
$30 — Virtual Runner
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 a great feeling!
P O Box 51597
Lafayette, LA 70505
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. Packet Pick up will be hosted by Presenting Sponsor, Courtesy Automotive Group, at their Lincoln Dealership, which is located at 4010 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, LA 70503, from 7:00am - 6:00pm on February 22 & February 23, 2018.
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 Acadiana 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 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 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. Komen Acadiana
Att. Race Fundraising
P O Box 51597
Lafayette, LA 70505
Mail-in donations must be received by March 1, 2018, for donations to be credited toward your fundraising goal. Any donations received after that date will be counted as general Race donations.
Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
A. All donations on your behalf that are received by March 1, 2018 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 fundraising dollars you have collected.will be included in your Race packet to be distributed at Packet Pick up.
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, you will need 10 or more registered members by the morning of the Race. You can form a team or join a team online. For more information, contact us at 337-993-5745 or at firstname.lastname@example.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 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 us at 337-993-5745 or at email@example.com 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 Hangout is a great way to celebrate together on Race Day. To register for 10x10 Team Tent space please complete the form in the Teams Packet. For more information, contact us at 337-993-5745, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.