General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on May 16, 2015. Please allow 20-30 minutes from the time you arrive in the parking lot until you board a bus and arrive right at our main gate. At times between the 7:45-8:30 it could take up to 30 minutes. The majority of participants like to be on site for opening ceremonies and the start of the survivor parade so you most likely want to be at the gate by 8:00AM. You should also plan for additional travel time to the site as race day traffic can cause delays.

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held at the New York State Fairgrounds.

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. 5k Competitive Run (All Ages) $35.00, Adult 5k Fun Run/Walk and  1 Mile Walk (all ages) $30.00,  Kids for the Cure (ages 12 and Under) $15.00, Babies for the Cure (ages 0-3) $10 and Sleep in for the Cure $50.00

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 2015 Race Entry Form and mailing to the address below: 5008 Brittonfield Parkway, Suite 300, East Syracuse, New York, 13057

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. Participants registered before Thursday, May 7th at Noon, will have their T-shirt and Race bib mailed directly to them free of charge! For online registrations after Noon on May 7th (until Noon on Friday, May 15th) packets may be picked up:

Thursday May 14th 11 - 7pm: Fleet Feet Sports Dewitt (5800 Bridge Street) or
Race Morning in the Science and Industry Building starting at 7:30AM

Q. How long is the Race?
   A. The Race is a 5K route, which is approximately 3.1 miles. There is also a shorter 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 Central New York 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, however for safety reasons we require that participants using them line up behind those who are running. Please note, your child MUST BE A REGISTERED PARTICIPANT. Only registered participants are allowed on the course. We recommend registering them for the KIDS FOR THE CURE. They will get the official t-shirt (in children’s sizes) and a finisher medal.

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 $100 in addition to their registration fee, we would bring in an additional 1 Million 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. Donations maybe brought to the Science and Industry building on Race Day Or mailed to: 5008 Brittonfield Parkway, Suite 300, East Syracuse, New York, 13057
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 June 19, 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. Get your reward when you raise the reward level!  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 315-472-6162 or

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 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.

Q. Will there be an area for my team to meet-up on Race day?
   A. Teams raising more than $7500 in donations will receive use of a 10X10 tent on the pavilion of Chevy court. Team raising more than $10,000 will be given a larger tent and water on the front side of Chevy court.  No assigned tent? No, worries. Popular places to meet up with Team members are the Clock Tower and in front of the stage.