18th Annual Komen New Orleans Race for the Cure
Saturday, October 25th • City Park

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration Questions

What is my user name and password?
If you’ve previously participated in the Komen New Orleans Race for the Cure ®, your login information will be the same. Use the log in information reminder if needed. Email raceinfo@komenneworleans.org with additional questions.

What is the final date for TEAM registration?
Team registration must be submitted by October 15th. Registration will be accepted in person at the Affiliate office until 5pm, online by 6pm or by mail postmarked by October 15th. After October 15th, participants will be required to register online as an INDIVIDUAL through October 23rd by 6pm or on-site on Race Day (October 25th) and walk with their teams. However, their packets (race t-shirt and race bib number) will be in the “Individual” registration section at Packet pick-up or on Race Day.

What is the final date for INDIVIDUAL registration?
Individual participants can register online through October 23rd by 6pm or offline till Race Day, October 25th.

Who do I make the check payable to?
Please make all checks payable to: Komen Race for the Cure. On the check memo line, please include your name or your team name. If it’s clearly marked, you’ll get fundraising rewards for fundraising and donations!

Where do I send donations and registration fees?
Please try to register and donate online! Our mailing address is Komen New Orleans Affiliate, 4141 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 202, Metairie, LA 70002. Please do not send cash; checks or money orders are acceptable.

Can my company pay the registration fees for my corporate team or for individual participants?
Yes. Online registration using a payment code is easy and often results in great team fundraising. Contact the Affiliate at 504-455-7310 and request a payment code (e.g. authorization for a specific number of participants). A corporate check or credit card can be used to prepay for all registrations at one time. Each participant will then register online using this code.

What is the registration rate for children?
Kids for the Cure® (ages 12 and younger) rate is $20 ($5 discount for online registration).
After October 15th, rate is $25 (plus $5 discount for online registration).
Children must be registered and wear a yellow bib on Race Day to participate in the Kids Dash and/or enter the Kids Tent.

Team Questions

I signed up online as an Individual and I meant to sign up on a Team. How do I correct this?
Send an email to teams@komenneworleans.org with your name and the Team name you’d like to be added to no later than October 15th.

How many people does it take to constitute a Team?
A minimum of 10 individuals is required for a Team to participate in the Teams Contests and to qualify for a spot in the Teams Village.

Can someone be added to a Team after the deadline?
All team members must be registered by the deadline of October 15th by 6pm. Participants that did not meet the deadline may sign up as an individual after October 15th through Race Day. After Race Day, all offline forms will be entered into the system and we can add you to the appropriate Team then.

Donation Questions

What happens if I/my team do not meet our fundraising goal?
There are no consequences if your goal is not met; we appreciate all fundraising efforts.

Where do I send donations and registration fees?
Please try to register and donate online! Our mailing address is Komen New Orleans Affiliate, 4141 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 202, Metairie, LA 70002. Please do not send cash; instead send checks or money orders.

Race Day Questions

Do I need a Race number to participate in Race for the Cure®?
This year, you will be required to wear a valid registered Race number to enter the Expo Area, even if you are not participating in the 1 mile or 5K events. On site registration will be available on Race Day.

Where do I park?
More details are coming soon. Please be aware that parking on the neutral ground, too close to driveways, or against the flow of traffic may result in a city-issued parking citation.

What time should I get there?
The earlier you get there, the easier it will be to park. Event opens at 7am for late registration and t-shirt pick-up. Survivor program starts at 8am. Kids Dash, the first race, starts at 8:30am. 1 mile fun run/walk starts at 8:45am. 5K run/walk begins about 9:30am.

What items are NOT allowed at the Race site or on the Race course?
For the safety of all participants, inline skates, bikes, scooters, skateboards and pets are not allowed at the Race.

What items ARE allowed on the Race course?
Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed on the Race course. However, for safety reasons we ask that participants using them line up behind those who are running.

How do I find my Team on Race Day?
Please make sure your Team Captain has your contact info and you have your Team Captain’s contact info so that you can communicate throughout Race season with more details and information, i.e. meeting time and place at the Race.

Should I bring money?
Yes. While food and beverages in the Race area are complimentary, the Team t-shirt contest is voted on by donations. We will also have the Komen Pink Boutique tent where Komen merchandise will be sold.

Do I have to participate in a Race in order to attend the Event?
No. We welcome you to come out and support your family and friends, but you MUST register and have a Race bib in order to participate in the sponsors’ booths and receive complimentary food and beverages.

What kind of food and beverages will be there at the Race?
A list of food and beverage sponsors will be announced closer to Race Day. Past sponsors have included: Zatarain’s, Zapp’s, Abita Beer, Kentwood, Pepsi, Brown’s Dairy, Folgers Coffee, McDonald’s, Boar’s Head, Caffe Caffe, Hooters, and Whole Foods Market.

General Questions

How long is the Race course?
There is a 1 mile Race, a 5K which is equivalent to 3.1 miles, and a Kids Dash which is 100 yards.

How do I run competitively in the Race?
Timing chips are available for $5 and can be ordered with your registration and picked up at Packet Pick-up or on Race Day.

Will I get my t-shirt before the Race?
Participants who register online can pick up t-shirts at Packet Pick-up on October 17th and 18th (place TBA). Participants who register after October 18th can pick up their t-shirts on Race Day at the T-Shirts tent while supplies last. Please save your t-shirt tab on your Race bib. We cannot guarantee availability of shirts or sizes.

What do I do if they run out of t-shirts at the Race?
Call the Komen office at 504-455-7310 for further information on a possible re-order of t-shirts. You can pick up t-shirts at the Komen office on Veterans Blvd in Metairie.

Who do I contact if I have other Race for the Cure® related questions?
Call the Komen New Orleans Affiliate Race Office at 504-455-7310 or email raceinfo@komenneworleans.org.