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General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on March 7, 2015. The  the Competitive 5K and One Mile Fun Run will start at 8:30am.

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held in Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.  The start/finish line will be at 15 S. Second Street Wilmington, NC 28401. 

Q. How much is the registration fee?

  • Competitive 5K (Timed) – Adult (Ages 13 and older) -- $35.00
  • Competitive 5K (Timed) – Kids (Ages 6 – 12) -- $25.00
  • Recreational 5K (Untimed) – Adult (Ages 13 and older) -- $30.00
  • Recreational 5K (Untimed) – Kids (Ages 6 – 12) -- $20.00
  • Recreational Child (5 and Under) -- $0.00
  • Sleep in For the Cure/Virtual Runner -- $30.00

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: 600 Airport Blvd, Suite 100, Morrisville, NC 27560

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. Team Packet Pick-up:

  • Please contact your Team Captain to pick up your Race bib and t-shirt if you are racing with a team.

Individual/Sleep in for the Cure® Packet Pick-up:

  • Thursday, March 5- 4:00 -7:30 pm – Belk at Mayfaire (940 Inspiration Drive)
  • Friday, March 6 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Race Town (15 S. 2nd St.)
  • Race Day, March 7 – 7:00  – 8:15 am – Race Town (15 S. 2nd St.)

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 North Carolina Triangle to the Coast 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 NCTC 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.

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 $200,000 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. Click here to view our list of local grantees.
The remaining twenty-five percent supports Komen’s national research and training grants program. 

Q. Where do I send donations?
   A. Mail to: Komen NCTC, 600 Airport Blvd., Suite 100, Morrisville, NC 27560
For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please fill out the donation form here and mail it with your donations to our office.

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 31, 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. Top Fundraisers will receive their prizes at the end of the Race on Saturday, March 7. We will mail other incentives after the race. You can expect to receive those prizes by April 30. Prizes are not cumulative.

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!


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 919-493-CURE (2873) or RegWilmington@komennctc.org. There is no limit to the number of people you can have on your team!

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. The 2015 Top Fundraising Team will win seats in a Luxury Box at a Carolina Hurricanes regular season game. The winner will be announced on Race Day, Saturday, March 7.

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 send an email to regwilmington@komennctc.org and we will be happy to assist you with your registration..

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.