What is a Virtual Runner?

Virtual Runner

Can’t make Race for the Cure this year?  Don’t sweat it! Thanks to Albertsons, you can register as a Virtual Runner and still support lifesaving research and local community grants in Acadiana. Simply register for Race for the Cure and select the virtual runner option. You will receive your Race Packet, complete with your shirt and other goodies from our sponsors, in the mail!  Being a virtual runner is a great way to support survivors in our community.  Let them know that you care. Walk or run on your own time in your race shirt and take a picture to share on our Facebook page with the hashtag #Albertsons4acure

2017 Albertsons Virtual Runner

Survivor Roses

Want to honor someone you love? You now have to opportunity to purchase LED Survivor Roses to honor the special survivor in your life.  These roses will be released into the pond at Sugar Mill Pond during our survivor ceremony after Race.  The roses will be available for purchase in advance, at Packet Pickup and on Race day, for a suggested donation of $10.00. Please call our office at 337-993-5745 or email us at info@komenacadiana.org!

Survivor Photos

Would you like to honor a special survivor that has touched your life?  Submit photos to be displayed on our GIANT LED screen during Race Day!  Send photos to info@komenacadiana.org with the subject line “SURVIVOR PHOTOS 2017”.

General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
A. The Race will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The Race start time will be at 6:15pm.

Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will be held at Sugar Mill Pond, 101 Waterview, Youngsville, LA.

Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. $30 Survivor
$35 Adult 1 mile or 5k
$15 Children 12 & under
$30 Virtual Runner (a participant that cannot attend Race day that is supporting Race for the Cure virtually)

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 and mailing to the address below:
Komen Acadiana
Attn: Acadiana Race for the Cure
P O Box 51597
Lafayette, LA 70505

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
A. Packet Pickup will be held on March 23 & 24, 2017. The location will be announced at a later date.

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 Acadiana 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 $100 in addition to their registration fee, we would bring in an additional $300,000 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. Mail your donations to:
Komen Acadiana
Attn: Acadiana Race for the Cure
P O Box 51597
Lafayette, LA 70505

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 March 25, 2017 will be credited to your fundraising total.

Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
A. If you have donated one of the amounts indicated on our “Rewards” tab, you will receive the benefits listed there in your Race packet.

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!

TEAM FAQ

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 337-993-5745 or info@komenacadiana.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 us at 337-993-5745 or info@komenacadiana.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.

Q. Will there be an area for my team to meet-up on Race day?
A. Team Tailgate is a great way to celebrate on Race Day. To register for a 10×10 Team Tailgate spot please complete the form in the Teams Packet. For more information, contact us at 337-993-5745, or email us at info@komenacadiana.org.

See more answers to your questions on our FAQs Page.