Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on February 28, 2016. Start times are:
Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway N. Blvd., El Paso, Texas 79924.
Q. How much are the registration fees?
ONLINE MAILING CHARGE OF $5. YOU WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO HAVE YOUR PACKAGE MAILED. WITHOUT THE $5 MAILING COST, RACE PACKETS MUST BE PICKED UP AT CIELO VISTA MALL - OR DURING TEAM WALK-UP REGISTRATION AT THE SGK OFFICES ON FEBRUARY 17TH.
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, a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® t-shirt, and a great feeling! T-shirts are limited to the first 6,500 who register (sizes not guaranteed)! Register early!
Q. How can I register?
A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading the 2016 Registration Form and mailing to the address below: 1700 Murchison, Suite 207 | El Paso, TX 79902. Mailed registrations must be postmarked by February 19, 2016.
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. If you register online, your packet will be mailed at the address you provide during registration if you check and pay the $5 mailing cost. If you elect to register online without having your package mailed, packets need to be picked up at Cielo Vista Mall or during Team Registration at the SGK offices on February 17th. We can only mail to addresses in the United States!
If you register by mail, you will need to contact the office (915)533-4433 and make arrangements to pick your packet up. Registrations by mail MUST be postmarked by February 19, 2016.
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 El Paso 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 $100 in addition to their registration fee, we would bring in an additional $650,000 to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in our community! Imagine the impact!
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. By mail to: 1700 Murchison, Suite 207 | El Paso, TX 79902
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 March 18, 2016 will be credited to your fundraising total.
Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
A. The top individual fundraiser will receive an American Airlines certificate for 25,000 AAdvantage miles. This will be determined after fundraising closes on March 18, 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!
Due to limited space, Team Packets CANNOT be picked up at Academy Sports + Outdoor locations!
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 915-533-4433 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. 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 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.