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General Race Information

Q. When is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held on July 18, 2015. The 10k Run start time: 8:30am, 5k run start time: 8:35, 5k walk start time: 8:40am. 

Q. Where is the Race?
   A. The Race will be held at Riley Rink at Hunter Park, 410 Hunter Park Road, Manchester Center, VT.

Q. How much is the registration fee?
   A. $30 survivor,  $30 untimed entry, $35 timed entry, $20 Kids for the Cure (12 and under), $15 Kids Fun Run.

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 commemorative Race number, a Vermont 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: PO Box 2496, 1009 Depot Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt?
   A. Race t-shirts and numbers are available for pick-up at Riley Rink at Hunter Park on Friday, July 17th from 12-6pm and Race Day starting at 7:00am.

Q. How long is the Race?
   A.  We offer two course distances, a 10k (6.2 miles) and 5k (3.1 miles)  

Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen Vermont 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.  For safety purposes, we ask that those with strollers start towards the back of the pack.

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 $120,000 to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in Vermont and New Hampshire!

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 Vermont and New Hampshire 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 to: PO Box 2496, 1009 Depot Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255
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 August 31, 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. Incentives are mailed after the close of our Race fundraising season, and you can expect to receive your prize sometime in September. 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!

TEAM FAQ

Q. How do I form a team?
   A. Anyone can form a team! The team captain must register first and set up the team under the Registration page by clicking on Start a New Team or Reform a Team (if your team participated in the 2014 VT Race for the Cure). You can form a team or join a team online at no extra cost.  Teams can consist of 2 or more race participants.  And remember to have fun with it – design team shirts and coordinate your outfits!

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.  Large teams will have their race bibs and t-shirts packed and delivered to a predetermined location.

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 Terry at tfarkas@vtnhkomen.org to get this corrected.

Q. Can donations made to a team be split or shared among team members?
   A. Yes, please contact Terry at tfarkas@vtnhkomen.org or (802) 362-2733 for assistance.

Q. Will there be an area for my team to meet-up on Race day?
   A. We will have a designated area for Teams to meet.  Stay tuned for more information on this!