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Common Questions

Need more information about the 2021 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure? Get the answers to your questions and how your fundraising makes an impact long after you walk. For event details visit the Event Information page.

Do I get a t-shirt?
All registered participants will receive an event T-shirt.

Survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer will receive a special t-shirt recognizing their role in our event. All survivors also receive a commemorative Detroit Race for the Cure pin.

How will I get my t-shirt?
T-shirts can be mailed (fee applies) or picked up during one of three scheduled packet pick-up dates. Team captains are responsible for picking up team packets. If a member of your team elects to have their t-shirt mailed, it will be removed from your team packet.

How much is the registration fee?
Adults $30
Youth $25
Survivors use code SURVIVOR for $10 discount

Is my registration fee tax-deductible?
No, your registration fee is non-refundable, non-transferable, and not tax deductible.

What is included in the registration fee?
You will get a t-shirt and Survivors will also receive a commemorative Detroit Race for the Cure Pin (also available for purchase.)

How can I register?
You can register online by clicking the button below. Watch this short video for a demonstration of the online registration process.

Is the registration fee changing?
Yes. Before midnight July 4, 2021, participants can take advantage of our Early Bird rate and register for only $30. On July 5, 2021, registration will be $40 until midnight, September 30, 2021.

The registration fee helps offset the costs of conducting the event. You must register to receive an official event T-shirt.

Do my team members have to register?
Their registration gives them access to the multiple fundraising channels and connects them to the community of participants and fundraisers all working toward the goal of ending breast cancer forever.

Can donations made to a team be split or shared among team members?
We are unable to split or transfer donations between individual and team accounts.

Do you require fundraising?
We do encourage all participants to fundraise above the entry fee. This event is about going from awareness to taking action in this community. Just imagine the impact – if every participant raises only $100 (in addition to their registration fee), we will bring in an additional $500,000 to support treatment and educational patient support programs in our community!

Are patients, survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer expected to fundraise?
Just like our other participants, we encourage every participant to fundraise and have an opportunity to earn fundraising recognition items for their efforts! we find that survivors, those living with breast cancer and others that have a deeply personal connection to the cause are the most powerful and passionate fundraisers.

How is the money used? Why is fundraising important?
Read about how we put your fundraising dollars to work in Where the Money Goes.

Isn’t my registration fee a donation?
Registration fees provide you access to the event and help to offset the costs for things like security, permits, tents, and other operational items. This is why they are not tax-deductible donations. Your donations and fundraising help fund our work to save lives.

Does the money raised benefit people in our community?
Funds raised by the Komen Race for the Cure series supports Komen’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer through breakthrough research and ensuring all people receive the care they need. Through your support, our neighbors will benefit from research discoveries, public policy advocacy and direct patient support services.

How can I fundraise?
There are multiple channels you can use to fundraise for your Race for the Cure. The Fundraising Toolkit provides a step by step guide to fundraising. You can also visit Fundraising for the Race for all the additional tools and tips you'll need to start.

All registered participants have access to an online personal Fundraising Center webpage with pre-written email templates to send to friends and family.

Connect your Fundraising Page to Facebook and ask your social community to support your walk.

Download the Mobile App so you can text your friends and family or deposit checks toward your fundraising. View the Mobile App User Guide to learn more about the app features.

What is a Top Fundraiser?
Top Fundraisers are all individuals who have raised $1,000+ or more by Race Day. They are recognized during the opening ceremony and the highest fundraising individual and team will receive a special award. This is our way of saying “thank you” for dedicating your time and energy to making an impact.

Is there a deadline for fundraising?
All donations on your behalf that are received by November 2, 2021 will be credited to your fundraising total.

When and how will I receive my fundraising recognition gift?
Participants are encouraged to fundraise until October 31, 2021. Approximately 30 days after the Race for the Cure, participants that have raised $100 or more will receive an email with information about their earned gift level and instructions on how to redeem. After receiving the email, participants will select one gift in their qualifying level or one item in a lower level, as gifts are not cumulative. After choosing, the item will be shipped to the registered address in our system. Susan G. Komen reserves the right to substitute an item of equal value if recognition items are unavailable. If you have any questions, please contact jsciullo@komen.org

How long do I have to collect and turn in donations to qualify for a fundraising recognition reward?
Participants are encouraged to fundraise until October 31, 2021. Approximately 30 days after the Race for the Cure.

How do I use the Mobile App to Fundraise?
The Mobile App allows you to fundraise on-the-go and track your progress. You can also track your steps and learn more about the impact you are having to end breast cancer. View the Mobile App guide, to learn more about the features of the app to help you make a greater impact.

How do I track my steps using the Mobile App?
Connect to Apple Health or Google Fit to track your steps so your everyday walk or run can be one to end breast cancer. Make sure to allow access to ALL data for proper tracking. Once connected, click the “Get Active” icon at the bottom to view your steps & activity challenges. Simply hit the Start button to begin recording your steps and select “Confirm” when prompted to save the information.

Check out all six available step challenge badges under the “My Challenges” tab, including the Finisher Badge for taking 6,000 steps to officially finish the Race for the Cure.

Is support available if I am having trouble with the Mobile App?
Yes. In the top right corner of the App Home Screen there is a gear icon. Click this and then “Need Help?” to open the support portal. Search the app FAQ for an answer or open a ticket with our app support team.

Do I need to mail in checks if I deposit them through the Mobile App?
No. You do not need to mail in checks if you have deposited them through the Mobile App.