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General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on September 17, 2016. The competitive Race start time will be at 8:30 am.

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held at Lackawanna County Courthouse, Scranton PA. 

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. Online Adult fee-$32.00, Offline Adult fee-$35, Student fee age 14-18 -$20, Senior Citizen age 65 and older-$15.00, Children age 13 and younger-$8.00.

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.  A bib, race tee shirt and a great feeling….will you change the wording to say…and the sense of pride knowing you make a difference in the lives of so many by simply registering for the race.

Q. How can I register?
   A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading this form by clicking here and mailing to the address: Hermes Sports & Events, 2425 W. 11th Street, Suite 2, Cleveland, OH 44113. Deadline for mailing in individual and team paper registration forms is September, 9, 2016.

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. Pre Registration and Packet Pick-up will be held at:
The Marketplace at Steamtown, 1st Floor, Center Court
Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA
Thursday, September 15th from 10AM to 7PM
Friday, September 16th from 10AM to 7PM
Or on Race day at the registration table beginning at 6:30AM

Q. How long is the Race?
   A. The Race is a 5K route, which is approximately 3.1 miles. There is also a shorter approximately 1 mile walk, if you are unable to walk or run the 5K 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 Northeastern Pennsylvania 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.

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 $150 in addition to their registration fee, we can continue to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in our community! Click here to download a pledge/donation form.

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. Click here to download a pledge/donation form.

Q. Where do I send donations?
   A. Mail to: Komen NEPA 125 North Washington Avenue, Suite 260 | Scranton, PA 18503. For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check. Click here to download a pledge/donation form.

Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
   A. All donations on your behalf that are received by September 15, 2016 will be credited to your fundraising total. Click here to download a pledge/donation form.

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! Click here to download a pledge/donation form.


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 (570) 969-6072 or admin.info@komennepa.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. Click here to download a Team pledge/donation form.

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 us at (570) 969-6072 or admin.info@komennepa.org. 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.


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Phone: (570) 969-6072
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