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Race for the Cure

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Updated May 12, 2012

About the Event:

Race for the Cure® hosted by Susan G Komen for the Cure is a 5K (3-mile) run and walk hosted in many locations throughout the USA each year. This fundraising event benefits cancer research, education, and detection programs. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised benefit local programs in each city where it is held, 25% is distributed by the Komen organization to appropriate breast cancer causes.

Dates and Locations:

The Race for the Cure is hosted in various locations throughout the year. Search for dates and locations from the Komen.org site.
Komen.org

Registration:

Each local event conducts registration. The cost is usually $20-25 and usually includes a t-shirt. Collecting pledges may be encouraged.

Event:

The standard Race for the Cure® is a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) run and walk. A shorter distance may be offered. Awards are given for the winning runners. Many of these events have huge participation in the thousands and slow walkers need not worry - they will barely be able to shuffle in the crowd. Other local events are smaller. Some events segregate men and women, check the local event for restrictions.
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