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Race Information

The Komen Race for the Cure is a unique event, designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer.  It has proved to be an enormously effective way to reach many women and men with the message that breast cancer is not necessarily fatal if mammography and breast self-awareness become routine. As well as being a road race for runners, the Komen Race for the Cure is an emotionally charged event that attracts many first timers and recreational runners. The Komen Race for the Cure is an opportunity for thousands of women, men and their families, running or walking, to spread the breast cancer message within their communities.

Complete 2014 Komen Mid-Michigan Race for the cure details are available below.


Schedule/General Information

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-up
12:30 PM Kids for the Cure Sprint (go to start line)
12:35 PM Kids for the Cure 1 Mile (go to start line)
12:45 PM Survivor Stroll line up at Survivor Cafe
1:00 PM Survivor Recognition Stroll
1:15 PM Opening Ceremony & Team Awards (Capitol Steps)
2:00 PM RACE START 5K Run/Walk
2:05 PM RACE START 1 Mile Walk


Packet Pick-Up & Late Registration

Participants may register* and pick up Race day packets during the following times:

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Playmakers (2299 W. Grand River, Okemos, MI 48864)
Friday, April 25, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Playmakers (2299 W. Grand River, Okemos, MI 48864)
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Playmakers (2299 W. Grand River, Okemos, MI 48864)
Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol (111 N. Grand, Lansing, MI 48933)

*Late registration fee of $5 will be added with each Race entry submitted on/after Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Komen Mid-Michigan is Coming to Your Area!

Komen Mid-Michigan will be hosting several Registration Rallies around our seven county service area throughout the months of March and April. Please click here to find out where you can register in person before Race day.


Fundraising for the Race

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 could bring in $500,000 to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in our community! Please click here for more information on fundraising tips and incentives.


Race T-Shirts

Registered participants will receive the official Komen Race for the Cure t-shirt. Size is not guaranteed.


Safety

For the safety of all participants, rollerblades, bicycles and pets are discouraged from participating in this event. 

Babyjoggers and strollers will be allowed, but are asked to start at the rear of the event.

Also, we ask all of our participants to be aware of their surroundings during the day. If you see something that seems out of the ordinary or that is concerning to you, please say something. Enjoy the beautiful weather and memorable day with your family and friends! 


Cancellation Statement

This event will occur rain or shine.  We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances.  In that event, there will be no refunds, rather, your entry fee will be used as a donation to the Komen Mid-Michigan Race for the Cure.


Volunteer Information

Volunteers are the heart of our Race for the Cure: it takes nearly 300 volunteers to ensure that the Race runs smoothly! There are many different ways to get involved on Race day and we hope that you will join us on Sunday, April 27th at the State Capitol. To view a list of all Race volunteer opportunities and find one that works best for you, click here

If you would like to participate in the Race and still volunteer, there are many volunteer opportunities in the days leading up to the Race and on the morning of the Race that will allow you to help out and then join your family and friends as we walk/run towards a world without breast cancer! 

Also, we always welcome new members to our Race planning committee which gives you the opportunity to become involved behind the scenes. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 5th at 6PM at the Komen Mid-Michigan Office. For more information, please contact Ashley Pearson at ashley@komenmidmichigan.org.


Course

The 5K run/walk is a downtown loop starting on Capitol Avenue. The final 2014 Race for the Cure course map will be available here on April 1, 2014.


Competitive 5K Awards

The Komen Mid-Michigan Race for the Cure is part of the Playmakers Race Series. We will be awarding* the top 3 finishers in each of the 13 age categories. Special awards will also be given to the top 3 overall breast cancer survivors, top overall male and female finishers and top overall male and female masters and grandmasters.

*In order to be eligible for these awards, you must be registered for the competitive 5K run.



Breast Cancer Survivor Information

Survivors are the stars of the Komen Mid-Michigan Race for the Cure and an inspiration to us all. Breast cancer survivors who wish to be recognized will receive a complimentary pink cap and pink t-shirt provided by Zeta Tau Alpha.

Survivor Cafe: Survivors (and one guest) will be offered the opportunity to enjoy entertainment and refreshments with fellow survivors prior to the Race start in the Survivor Cafe, which will be open from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM. 

Survivor Stroll & Recognition: Honoring years of survivorship, the stroll will start from the Survivor Cafe at 1:00 PM and will proceed to the Capitol steps for a group photo. The Survivor Stroll is a testimony to the power of the Komen promise. Don't miss this inspirational occasion!

'In Celebration Of' & 'In Memory Of' Back Signs: Participants are also invited to recognize those special people who have been touched by breast cancer. "In Memory Of" and "In Celebration Of" back signs are available for all participants in the registration area on Race day. The Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program is sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha.