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General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015.

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle. 

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. A detailed fee schedule may be found here.

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 numbered Race bib, a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® t-shirt, and the opportunity to make an impact in our local community!

Q. How can I register?
   A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading the registration form and mailing to the address below: 112 Fifth Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. Pick up your t-shirt and bib (and timing chip, if purchased) on Saturday, June 6 from 10 am - 2PM at the Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion. Shirts, bibs and timing chips can also be picked up on Race Day from 7 am - 8:30 am at Fisher Pavilion (Note: If you registered prior to May 21 at 3 pm, your shirt/bib will be mailed to the address provided during registration).

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 Puget Sound 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. Strollers are permitted. Pets are allowed on the Race course as part of the Paws for the Cure dog event. All dogs must be registered ahead of time per Seattle Center rules.

Q. What if it rains?
   A. It is likely that the event will happen rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. 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.

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 $800,000 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. Donations may be dropped off in person on Race day or mailed to: 112 Fifth Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109.
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 July 16, 2015 will be credited to your fundraising total.

Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
   A. Your fundraising incentives are calculated based on the total fundraising dollars you have collected. Incentives are mailed after the close of our Race fundraising season, and you can expect to receive your prize sometime in late July to early August. Prizes are not cumulative; you will only receive one prize selected from your fundraising level or lower.

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!

Team FAQ

Q. How do I form a team?
   A. To be considered an official team, you will need 2 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 206-633-0303 or race@pskomen.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 us at race@pskomen.org or call 206.633.0303 ext. 114 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.

Q. Will there be an area for my team to meet-up on Race day?
   A. In general we don’t provide team meeting assignments, but some great meeting places are the International Fountain, the Space Needle, inside the Armory, on the Fisher Pavilion Rooftop or in front of the Children’s Theater. Top fundraising teams qualify for VIP tent space on Seattle Center grounds. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed inside buildings on Seattle Center grounds.

Paws for the Cure FAQ

Q. How many dogs may I register?
A. Each adult walker is permitted one registered (1) dog at the event. Any Race participant who wishes to register a dog at the event must register as an adult walker. Be aware that as an adult walker with a registered dog, your Race start time will be 9:00 a.m., roughly 15 minutes following the co-ed 5K.  A maximum of 300 dogs are permitted at the event. Bandanas and bibs for Paws for the Cure participants may be picked up at the dog registration tent in front of Key Arena near the inflatable pink ribbon.

Q. Are there any limits on dog size in the Paws for the Cure event?
A. There are no size/weight restrictions.

Q. Are there any restrictions on leashing my dog?
A. Your dog must be leashed and under your power at all times. Retractable leashes are not allowed at the event. Leashes must be no longer than 8 feet according to Seattle Municipal Code.

Q. What else should I know if I want to register my dog for Paws for the Cure?
A. To make the event as pleasant as possible for all participants involved (both human and canine), we ask that you follow a few basic guidelines when deciding whether to register your dog for Paws for the Cause.

  • Do not register a female dog in heat.
  • Your dog must be current on all its vaccinations
  • Dogs exhibiting aggressive behavior toward other dogs or strangers will be excluded from the event.
  • Dogs under 6 months old should not be registered for the event.
  • Dogs are permitted on Seattle Center grounds but are not allowed inside or on top of buildings and structures, including Fisher Pavilion.
  • Please clean up after your dog.