26th Annual Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure

SGK_racelogo Mother’s Day, May 8 | Eakins Oval/Philadelphia Museum of Art
5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Fun Walk

 

2016: The Year of the Team!   

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RFTC-race-crownd-balloonsRegister online until 1 PM Saturday!

  • Adults & Survivors: $40.00 (age 13 & up)
  • Children 12 & Under: $17.00 (includes the 5th Annual Kids for the Cure Dash to Make a Difference)
  • Electronic score/timing tag: available for $3 when you register. (tag required in order to qualify for our performance prizes) 
  • Last-Chance In-Person Registration this weekend! Saturday (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) at the Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia & Race Day at Eakins Oval (6:00-10:30 a.m.)

 

LOOKING FOR THE ONLINE STORE?

The time has passed to order items from the online story and have them mailed to you in time for Race day. However, you can still obtain the following items in person:

  • Park n Ride Passes, $8/carload: Available at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Friday May 6 or Saturday May 7, click here for times. Also available while supplies last at the Komen Philadelphia office until 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 6.*
  • New Car Raffle Tickets, $5/ticket or $25/book of 6 tickets: Available at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Friday May 6 or Saturday May 7, click here for times;  at the Komen Philadelphia office until 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 6; and on Race day up until approximately 9:00 a.m.
  • Score Tags, required to receive an official time for your 5K, $3/tag: Available while supplies last  at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Friday May 6 or Saturday May 7, click here for times;  and on Race day in the Registration Triangle.

* Park N Ride details: Park off-site at the Please Touch Museum and all passengers in your car will enjoy FREE shuttle service to and from the Race. Pre-Race shuttle service: 5:30am to 7:15am. Return shuttle service: 9am to 11am. Driving and parking instructions provided with your pass. 

Hot Opportunity: Race to the Finish Challenge

(May 1-8): Win a Super Speedway Stock Car experience… an amazing “bucket-list” prize for your or someone you love!

Click here to discover more our latest chances to win for individual and team fundraising – hurry, these opportunities won’t last for long.

Be Prepared for Race Day

We hope everyone’s Race experience is fabulous—with plenty of memories, entertainment and opportunities for you to advance our fight against breast cancer. Keep in mind these tips for a stellar Race day:

  • Plan ahead: Check our Schedule of Events and take this map of Eakins Oval with you.
  • Be there to honor our survivor family: Crowds build quickly for our Parade of Pink! We suggest you be at the Art Museum steps no later than 7:00 a.m.
  • Travel smart: Purchase Park N Ride shuttle passes for ultimate convenience. Available at our Registration and Packet Pickup Events this Friday and Saturday at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown.
  • Tag it to time it: For an official 5K time and to qualify for our competitive prizes, be sure you have and wear a scoring tag. If you didn’t order a tag when you registered, you can purchase one for $3 on Friday or Saturday at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown or on Race morning before 7:30 a.m. in the Registration Triangle (while supplies last).
  • Remember the kids: Make the day extra-special for your little ones by bringing them to our Kids for the Cure Dash to Make a Difference at 10:00 a.m.
  • Pickup your prizes: If you’ve been fundraising this weekend, remember that all fundraising must be submitted by 10:30 a.m. on Race day for prize consideration. Prizes will not be mailed. Check what fundraising prize you may have earned here.
  • Make it count. If someone decides to join you on Race day but has not registered, please make sure he or she stops at the Registration Tent first before enjoying Race activities
  • Share your experiences and inspirations! We love seeing your pictures and reading about your Race day on social media—use #Cure2016.
  • Get in Profile: Change their Facebook profile picture to generate awareness and support for our cause! It’s free, it only takes a minute and it’s a great way to show everyone you care about saving lives. Click here to change your profile now, then ask all your team members to do the same.

Can’t join us at the Race? Catch it all on CBS 3 from 6:00-9:00 a.m. We thank CBS 3 for providing live coverage and capturing all our Race day stories, fun and memories

More Options than Ever for 5K Competitors 

2016 marks the return of electronic score tags – just $3, order when you register for to receive an official time on Race day.  PLUS: we’ve added a ton of new 5K competitive categories, including age groups and running team awards for running clubs and corporate running teams. Get detailsAlready registered? You can purchase a timing chip right now in the Online Store.

How to Participate. 

Together we will finish this fight! You will help make it happen by taking these 3 steps of Race participation:

Remember, coming and walking on Mother’s Day is an important way to get involved… but it is your fundraising that drives our power to save lives and cure breast cancer!

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Race FAQs and Resources

Volunteers: Sign-ups for Race weekend are now closed.

  • Please contact Jessica at 215-238-8900 with further inquiries. Please note: no walk-in volunteers will be accepted on Race weekend. 
  • Race Volunteer Captains only, please plan attending  our Race Recap session, Wednesday, May 18th; watch your email for location and time.

Quick Race Facts 

  • When: Mother’s Day, May 8, 2016
  • Where: Eakins Oval/Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Opening Ceremonies: 7:00 AM; includes Survivors Parade of Pink 
  • 5K Run Start 8:15 AM; 5K Walk/1-Mile Walk Start 8:25 AM
  • Sponsors:Click here for our Sponsor Thank-You Page; many will be at the Sponsors Expo on Race day.

 

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