FAQs

General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on April 29th, 2017. The Race start time will be at 4pm.

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held at the River's Edge Sports Complex on Reserve Avenue.

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A.   

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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!

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 Virginia Blue Ridge
4910 Valley View Blvd., Suite 212
Roanoke, VA  24012

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. Click here for more information on packet pick-up.  If you are on a team, please check with your team captain to see if they are picking up packets for the entire team so you can coordinate pick up with them.

Q. How long is the Race?
   A. You can register for the 1 mile, 5k(approximately 3.1 miles), or 10k (approximately 6.2 miles) race. You may choose to walk or run. 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. What are the award categories for timed runners?
   A.Timed Runner Award Categories
*The top three winners in each category will receive a medal:

Male Top Finishers
Male Age 14 & under    
Male Age 15-19
Male Age 20-29
Male Age 30-39
Male Age 40-49
Male Age 50-59
Male Age 60+
Female Top Finishers
Female Age 14 & under
Female Age 15-19
Female Age 20-29
Female Age 30-39
Female Age 40-49
Female Age 50-59
Female Age 60+

Q. How can I get more information about the After Party?
A.  Click here for more information.

Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Race for the Cure® 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 strollers allowed at the event?
   A. 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. What do I do with my stuff during the Race?
   A. UPS will be on site running a bag check and will hold any of your stuff for you!

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 $250,000 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. You can drop donations off at the Registration tent on Race day or mail to: 4910 Valley View Blvd., Suite 212, Roanoke, VA, 24012.  Click here to download our donation form.
For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check. Please allow up to five business days for all donations to appear on a participant’s race fundraising page.

Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
   A. All donations on your behalf that are received by Monday, May 29th, 2017 will be credited to your fundraising total.

Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
   A. Your fundraising incentives are calculate based on the total fundraising dollars you have collected as of April 29th, 2017.  Many of the incentives are for Race Day and you will receive them when you pick up your Race Day packet.  If you do not get your incentives at packet pick up, you can contact our office after the Race.

Q. What are some ways I can fundraise for my team/my individual goal?
   A. We have plenty of ideas on our Fundraising 101 page.

TEAM FAQ - Team Captain Handbook coming soon!

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 540-400-8222 or race@komenvablueridge.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 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 email race@komenvablueridge.org or call the office at 540-400-8222 to get this corrected.

Q. Can donations made to a team be split or shared among team members?
   A. Yes.  Please email race@komenvablueridge.org or call the office at 540-400-8222 for assistance.

Q. Will there be an area for my team to meet-up on Race day?
   A. There is a Team Village at our site on Race day. Closer to the event you will have the opportunity to sign up for space within the Team Village.

Q.  If I register a team does everyone have to pay or is it one price for the team?
   A.Each team member must pay a registration fee.  

Q.  If I form a team can my company or organization pay the registration fees?
   A.  Yes, your organization can pay all team member fees.  Contact race@komenvablueridge.org to find out how.

Q.  Does a team have to walk together or can some run and some walk?
   A.  Team members do not have to walk or run together.  You can participate in whichever event you wish on Race day. 

Q.  Can my team design our own t-shirt?
   A.  Yes!  Check out the Team Captain Handbook for more information.  We like to reserve the color pink for survivors so please make your t-shirts a different color. 

Q.  What is Team Packet Pickup?
   A.  Team Packet pickup is when you pick up your Team Race Packets.  Check back for information on date and location!

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Race Day Information

2017 Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Race for the CureŽ

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Rivers Edge Sports Complex/Reserve Avenue

Reserve Avenue

Roanoke, VA 24016

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