General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on September 16, 2017. The Race start time will be at 8:30 a.m.

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

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. Registration fees: NEW LOWER FEES!
- Adult Runner (age 20 and older) - $30 includes timing chip
- Adult Walker (age 20 and older) - $25
- Breast Cancer Survivor - $15
- Senior Citizen Discount
- $15 (age 60+, online select Adult and enter discount code NEPASENIOR to receive $10 off adult fee) 
- Youth 
- $20 (age 19 and younger)
- Child Discount -
$10 (age 13 and younger, online select Youth and enter discount code NEPAYOUTH to receive $10 off youth fee)  
- Virtual Participant
- $20 (will receive Race t-shirt only, will not receive Race bib and will not be allowed on Race course)

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 bib. Please note: Virtual participants who will receive only a Race t-shirt and will not be permitted on the Race course. 

Q. How can I register?
   A. You can register online by clicking here. You can also register offline by downloading this offline registration form and mailing to the address below:
Komen NEPA
125 North Washington Ave., Suite 260
Scranton, PA 18503

Susan G. Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania
125 North Washington Avenue, Suite 260
Scranton, PA 18503
- See more at: http://nepa.info-komen.org/site/TR/RacefortheCure/SCR_NortheasternPennsylvaniaAffiliate?sid=6172&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=6889#sthash.zLIN2JnQ.dpuf

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. Packet pickup location will be: The Marketplace at Steamtown, downtown Scranton
Thursday, September 15, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, September 16, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Q. How long is the Race?
   A. The Race is a 5K route, which is approximately 3.1 miles. 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 NEPA Race for the Cure 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 discouraged 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 by raising additional dollars to help 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 75 percent of the net income from the Race stays right here in our community to fund vital breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs. A minimum of 25 percent supports Komen’s national research and training grants program.

Q. Where do I send donations?
   A. Donations can be made online, dropped off at our packet pickup location or mailed to:
Komen NEPA
125 North Washington Ave., Suite 260
Scranton, PA 18503
For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check.
Please print a copy of this donation form and mail with your donation.

Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
   A. All donations on your behalf that are received by September 14, 2017 will be credited to your fundraising total.

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 please visit our Team Page or 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 fundraise 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 the Komen NEPA by calling 570-969-6072 or email 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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Race Day Information

2017 Komen NEPA Race for the CureŽ

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Lackawanna County Courthouse

Washington & Adams Avenues

Scranton, PA 18503

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