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Frequently Asked Questions

Registration FAQ  
  1. How do I register?
  2. How much does it cost to participate in the Race?
  3. Is my registration tax-deductible?
  4. What is the deadline for registering?
  5. I can no longer participate. Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
  6. How do I get my t-shirt and bib?
  7. Do I have to collect donations in order to participate in the Race?
  8. Does my registration fee count as a portion of my fundraising efforts?
  9. Where can I get Race brochures and posters?
 Race Day FAQ
  1. What should I bring to the event?
  2. Is there a coat/bag check?
  3. How long is the Race?
  4. Is the Race timed?
  5. Are inline skates, bikes, scooters or skateboards allowed?
  6. Are strollers allowed in the events?
  7. Are pets allowed at the Race?
  8. What if it rains?
  9. What is Sleep In for the Cure?
  10. What do volunteers do?
  11. How do I volunteer for the event?
  12. Are there volunteer opportunities for groups?
  13. Does the Race recognize breast cancer survivors?
  14. How can I honor a loved one on Race Day?
  15. Are there activities for children?
  16. Transportation, Directions and Parking?
  17. Security?

Registration Answers

  1. How do I register?   
    Use our online registration form. Participants may register in-person on Race Day, Sunday June 1. If you have problems registering, please call us at 206.633.6586.  
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  2. How much does it cost to participate in the Komen Puget Sound Race? 
    View the Race Information Page to see a list of fees. The registration fee includes an official Race t-shirt and bib. Volunteering is free. Race Day volunteers will receive a complimentary volunteer t-shirt at the Race. Timing chips are included if you register for a running event.
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  3. Is my registration tax-deductible?   
    No, registration fees are not tax-deductible. However, any donations that you make to the Race may be tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted under the law.
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  4. What is the deadline for registering?   
    Online registration closes May 30 at 5PM. Participants may register in-person on Race Day, Sunday June 1. View fee changes.
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  5. I can no longer participate. Can I transfer my registration?   
    No. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, even if you are unable to participate on Race Day.
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  6. How do I get my t-shirt and bib?   
    T-shirts and bibs are mailed to the address provided during registration to participants who register by May 14. Participants who register after the deadline must pick up their t-shirts and bibs before the Race on Sunday, June 1 at Seattle Center beginning at 7AM. 
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  7. Do I have to collect donations in order to participate in the Race?   
    No, it is not required. However, participant fundraising is critical to the success of the Race and the programs funded by Komen Puget Sound. Not only do your fundraising efforts make an impact, but you start earning great rewards once you’ve reached $250 in donations!
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  8. Does my registration fee count as a portion of my fundraising efforts?   
    No, your registration fee does not count towards your fundraising total.
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  9. Where can I get Race for the Cure posters and brochures?   
    Please contact race@pskomen.org to request posters and brochures. We would be happy to mail them to you.
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Race Day Answers
  1. What should I bring to the event?   
           • Comfortable shoes
           • Appropriate clothing for weather (costumes encouraged!)
           • Any remaining donations to turn in
           • A photo of a loved one affected by breast cancer for our Tribute Wall
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  2. Is there a coat/bag check?   
    Bag check will be available at the Race. Your bib will have a coupon for use at the bag check station. All bags are subject to search. To keep lines to a minimum, we recommend that participants not bring backpacks, coats and additional belongings to the Race.
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  3. How long is the Race?   
    The Race is a USATF Certified 5K route (3.1 miles). There is also a 1-mile route. You may choose to walk or run either route. If you are unable to run or walk on Race Day you might consider registering to Sleep In for the Cure. View Race Course Map (map subject to change)
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  4. Will my participation in the Race be timed?   
    All participants registered for running events (womens-only 5K run and co-ed 5K run) will receive a timing chip.
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  5. Are inline skates, bikes, scooters or skateboards allowed at the Race?   
    No. Due to insurance restrictions, inline skates, bikes, scooters and skateboards are not allowed at the Race.
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  6. Are strollers allowed in the events?   
    Strollers are permitted in all of the events. For your safety and the safety of others, we encourage participants with strollers to start near the end of the events.
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  7. Are pets allowed at the Race?   
    No. Pets are prohibited from the event.
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  8. What if it rains?   
    The event will happen rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.
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  9. What is Sleep In for the Cure®?   
    Sleep In for the Cure allows friends and family to join your team and support the Race if they are out of town or just want to sleep in on Race Day. Sleep In for the Cure participants will receive a Race t-shirt and bib in the mail.
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  10. What do volunteers do?   
    The success of the Komen Puget Sound Race depends heavily on the support we receive from more than five hundred volunteers in the months leading up to the Race and on Race Day. There are many ways you can get involved, please visit the Race Volunteer page for more information.
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  11. How do I volunteer for the event?   
    Sign up on our Race Volunteer page.
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  12. Are there volunteer opportunities for groups?   
    We welcome all groups who want to help – both before the event and on Race Day. Sign up on our Race Volunteer page.
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  13. Does the Race recognize breast cancer survivors? 
    Yes! The Race honors survivors for both their journey and their contributions to finding a cure for breast cancer. Please visit the Survivors section for more information on our survivor program.
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  14. How can I honor a loved one on Race Day? 
    Celebrate a survivor or remember a loved one lost by sharing their photo and a message on our Tribute wall (learn more). "In Memory" and "In Celebration" of back signs will be available at t-shirt pick-up, on Race Day, or can be downloaded and printed before the event.
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  15. Are there activities for children on Race Day? 
    Yes! Our Kid's for the Cure activities include: face painting, balloon animals, pictures with mascots, and more!
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  16. Transportation, Directions and Parking? 
    Transportation, Directions and Parking information can be found on the Seattle Center website.
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  17. Will there be increased security at this year’s event? 
    Yes, participants will see an increased security presence at this year’s Race. Safety is top priority, and we work closely with the Seattle Police Department to ensure the welfare of our participants and spectators. On Race Day, we encourage attendees to share any concerns with on-site volunteers and security.
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    Survivor page