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16th Annual Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Downtown St. Louis

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GENERAL QUESTIONS

What is the Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure®?

The Komen Race for the Cure Series is the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world. The Komen St. Louis Race raises funds for the local fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivors and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

Where does the money go that’s raised through the Komen St. Louis Race?

Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised through the Race stays in the St. Louis community to fund innovative breast health/breast cancer screening, education and support programs. The remaining 25 percent goes toward groundbreaking global breast cancer research programs, including research being done right here in St. Louis.

What is the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure distance?

You may participate as a competitive/timed runner in the 5K, as a runner or walker in the non-timed 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles), or enjoy the 1-Mile Fun Walk.

Where do I park on Race day?

Parking on Race day is available on many of the city streets not located in the immediate vicinity of the Race site. Garage and lot parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All parking fees and liability are the responsibility of the participant. Please visit our Race Day Information page for more information on parking. We also recommend MetroLink; the schedule is available at www.metrostlouis.org.

What happens if it rains on Race day?

The Komen St. Louis Race occurs rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel the event in extreme circumstances. If the Race is canceled, no refunds will be issued. Instead, your entry fee and fundraising donations will go to Komen St. Louis and to the cause as if you had participated.

May I bring my pet to the Race?

For the safety of all participants, and an insurance liability, we strongly discourage having any animals on the Race site. We also discourage the use of inline skates. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

RACE REGISTRATION AND ONLINE TRANSACTIONS

Is my registration fee tax-deductible?

Registration fees are not tax-deductible. The government tells us the registration fee is the cost of receiving goods and services for the event (such as T-shirt, sponsor giveaways, water) and cannot be claimed on your taxes. Any donation you make above the registration fee amount, or any donation made without registering for the Race, is tax-deductible.

If I need help with registering for the Race, what should I do?

Call the Komen St. Louis Race line: 314.569.3903 or click here to email a Race committee representative.

Will I receive confirmation of my Race registration?

If you register online with a valid email address, you will receive an email confirmation. If you register by mail, no confirmation will be sent.

Is my information secure in your online system?

Convio, our online registration provider, has made every effort to protect your information. Convio uses industry standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure your credit card information, passwords and personal information travel securely over the Internet. Convio also has installed an encryption engine on our database server, so your personal data is securely stored.

How is my credit card information handled?

Credit card information is not stored in our database. During the online registration and donation process, we send your credit card information to an online processing terminal using a secure connection. The information passed back is an approval or denial for the credit card payment/donation.

What if I’ve forgotten my Username and/or Password?

Remember that your username and password are case sensitive. On the User Log In page, follow the prompts for “Forgot Password” or “Email Me My Username.” The system will email the information you request. If you have not yet logged in to the system and know you’ve registered for the Race before, your password will be sent to the last email address you registered with us. If you have any difficulties, please email website@komenstlouis.org.

How do I change my Username and/or Password?

First, log in to the site using your current username and password. Once logged in, you’ll see a “My Profile” link at the top of the page. Once in your profile, you’ll be able to change your contact information, email address, username and password. All changes will be made to your account immediately; there is no need to sign in again.

How do I unsubscribe to email?

Near the bottom of each email message, there is a “Click Here to Unsubscribe from this Email Message” link. Click this link and follow the instructions to unsubscribe. You also can log in to the Komen St. Louis website, go to My Profile and make personal information changes there.

 

FUNDRAISING FOR THE CURE PROGRAM

Is there a fundraising requirement to participate in the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure®?

Fundraising is not required but strongly encouraged. We encourage everyone to meet the Power of Ten challenge! Simply ask ten friends for $10. If every Race participant raised $100, that would mean more than $4 million in additional life-saving breast health services and breast cancer research.

Does my registration fee count as a portion of my fundraising efforts?

No, registration fees are not included in your fundraising total for the purposes of prize/incentive determination. Registration fees also are not included in your fundraising total for the purpose of determining Pink Honor Roll membership.

Are fundraising dollars tax-deductible?

Yes, any donations you make above and beyond the cost of your registration fee may be tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted under the law.

How are fundraising dollars used?

Seventy-five percent of net funds raised through the Komen St Louis Race for the Cure stays right here in the St. Louis community to fund local breast health/breast cancer screening, education and support programs for those most in need. The remaining 25 percent goes toward groundbreaking global breast cancer research, including research being done in St. Louis. For more information, visit www.komenstlouis.org or www.komen.org.

How can I see who has donated to me?

Log in to the Komen St. Louis website using your user name and password. Go to your Participant Center and click the “My Progress” tab; this will allow you to view your donor list and donated amounts.

What is the deadline for mailing in fundraising donations?

To have donations included in your fundraising total for Race day prize eligibility, they must be credited to your Donation page on or before noon, Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

To have your donations included in your fundraising total for Post-Race incentives, all fundraising must be complete and funds credited to your Fundraising for the Cure page before midnight, Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Where can I find a fundraising/donation form?

A printable donation form is available on the Fundraising for the Cure page. Just look in the Quick Links near the top of the page.

Where should I mail donation checks?

Please make all checks payable to Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure. An official donation form must accompany donations in order to credit the appropriate participant. Donations and forms should be mailed to: Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure, PO Box 790129 Dept SK, St. Louis, MO 63179-0129

Credit card donations can ONLY be made online.

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

If your donation is made online, you will receive a receipt at the email address you provide. If you mail a donation, you may request a receipt by emailing Fundraising@komenstlouis.org.

What is a matching gift and how do I apply for one?

A matching gift is when a person makes a donation to a nonprofit organization and his/her employer donates an equal or greater amount to the same organization. A matching gift is a great way for a donor to double his/her contribution to the fight against breast cancer. See your employer’s Human Resources department for their specific guidelines.

If I don’t participate in the Race, what happens to the money I have raised?

All donations to the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure are non-transferable and non-refundable. If you are unable to participate in the Race, your donations will go directly to the cause as if you had participated.

 

VOLUNTEERING

I volunteer every year. Do I need to sign another volunteer waiver/release form?

Yes, a new volunteer waiver/release form must be completed electronically/online every year. When you register online for your volunteer shift, you will be prompted to sign the waiver.

What should I wear as a volunteer?

All volunteers are required to wear the 2014 Volunteer T-shirt. Please wear comfortable pants and shoes. Keep in mind the weather conditions if you are volunteering on Race day.

Is there anywhere to store my belongings while I am volunteering?

Please do not bring anything of value during your volunteer shift, as there is no secure place to store your belongings.

Where do I park when I volunteer on Race day?

Parking on Race day is available on many of the city streets not located in the immediate vicinity of the Race site. Garage and lot parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All parking fees and liability are the responsibility of the volunteer. Please visit our Race Day Information page for more information on parking. We also recommend MetroLink; the schedule is available at www.metrostlouis.org.

May I bring my pet to my volunteer shift?

Please leave your pet or other non-service animals at home out of courtesy to other volunteers and participants.



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