Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on September 25, 2016. The Race start time will be at 9:00 AM.
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held along the Embarcadero, starting outside of the Ferry Building. The Race Expo will take place at Justin Herman Plaza.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
Adult Untimed - $45.00
Adult Timed - $50.00
Kids for the Cure - $20.00
Prefer to register by mail? Click here to print out an official 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 bib and an official Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® t-shirt.
Q. How can I register?
A. You can register online now through the morning of the Race by clicking here.
You may also register offline by downloading this form and mailing or dropping off to the Komen SF Bay Area office at 1426 Fillmore Street, Suite 318, San Francisco, CA 94115. All offline registration forms must be received no later than Friday, September 23, 2016.
You may also register in person on Race Day at the Race Expo located at Justin Herman Plaza.
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. Click here to view the Race Route Map.
Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen San Francisco Bay Area 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. When and where is bib and t-shirt pickup?
Thursday, September 22, and Friday, September 23
from 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Komen SF Bay Area Office
1426 Fillmore Street, Suite 318
San Francisco, CA 94115
See map below for specific location information. Komen SF Bay Area is located on the west side of Fillmore street at O'Farrell
Closest MUNI routes are the 22-Fillmore and the 38/38R - Geary busses.
You may drop in at any time between 11AM and 6PM to pick up your Race bib and t-shirt.
If you are a team captain and would like to pick up all bibs and t-shirts for your team members, please email us with your team name and your preferred pickup date and time at email@example.com with "Team Packet Pickup" in the subject line.
If you are unable to attend, no problem -- you may easily pick up your Race bib and t-shirt on Race Day!
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. Please mail donations to Komen SF Bay Area, 1426 Fillmore Street, Suite 318, San Francisco, CA 94115 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.To qualify for fundraising prize drawings, all fundrasing dollars must be received by Sunday, September 25, 2016. We will be able to accept online and mailed-in donations through October 31, 2016.
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 (415) 397-8812 or 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.
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. 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 email@example.com with the individual's name and your team name to have them added to your team.
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. There will be a team gathering area for teams of 20 or more individuals who reserve a team table prior to the Race. If you would like to reserve a team table, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.