Frequently Asked Questions
General Race Information
Q. What’s with the new registration platform?
A. For years, our friends, staff, and governing board of directors, have been frustrated by the ineffective and cumbersome online registration. We decided to explore other options and found RunSignUp. The RunSignUp platform gives you a smooth, feature-rich registration process that is mobile responsive and easy on the eyes. If you have any questions about registration, please feel free to give us a call at 419-724-2873. Watch this video to learn more about the registration process.
Q. When is the Race?
A. The Findlay Race will be held on September 24, 2016. The Race will start at 9:00 a.m. The Toledo Race will be held on September 25, 2016. The Race will start at 9:30 a.m.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. The registration fee for Adults (19+) is $30. Youth (18 and under) is $20. Registration on Race day is $45 for Adults.
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. Register online for the Findlay Race or for the Toledo Race. You can also register offline by downloading this form and mailing it to this address: 3100 W. Central Ave, Suite 235 Toledo, OH 43606
Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. If you choose to pay $8, your packets will be mailed in mid-August to early September. Deadlines to have packets mailed is September 9 for paper registration forms and September 15 for online registrations.
Findlay packet pick-up will be at Dave’s Running Shop in Findlay: 1817 Tiffin Ave, Findlay, OH 45840.
- Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You may also pick up your packet at the Registration tent on Race Day, Sept. 24 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Toledo packet pick-up will be at Brondes Ford in Maumee: 1511 S Reynolds Rd, Maumee, OH 43537.
- Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m
- Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You may also pick up your packet at the Registration tent on Race Day, Sept. 25 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Q. How long is the Race?
A. The Race is a 5K route, which is approximately 3.1 miles. There is also a Family Fun Walk 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 Northwest Ohio 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 just $100 in addition to their registration fee, we would bring in about $1.6 million dollars 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. Drop off or mail to: 3100 W. Central Ave, Suite 235 | Toledo, OH 43606. If you are collecting cash donations, please use our Fundraising Form to track the donations. 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 October 31, 2016 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 November. 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 (419) 724-2873 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn about how to register and form a new team: How to register and form a 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. 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 contact email@example.com to have 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. There will be a team tailgate area. The largest team in each division will be guaranteed a spot (deadline for this is September 22nd at Noon). For all other teams it will be first come, first serve!