Race Information FAQs

Schedule of Events on March 8, Race Day!

7:00   am Race day registration opens
8:00   am Survivor celebration and opening ceremonies

8:00   am – 12:00 noon Race expo and entertainment

8:30   am Start of 1 mile fun/walk
9:00   am 5K run/walk begins
10:00 am Presentations and celebration

Site Map (click for map)

Questions:

Why can’t I register another person using my email address?
A single email address can be used for multiple registrations if entries are made in the same transaction. Since we communicate with participants via email, the registration system will not allow subsequent registrations with a previously entered address.  For additional transactions please enter another email address.

Forms:
Paper Registation Form. Please try to register online first and feel free to call the office at 255-246-2977 if you need assistance.  Alternatively, click here to download the form.

What is the final date for team registration?
The deadline for Team registration is March 2: in person at the Mall of Louisiana until 6 pm, online by midnight.

What is the final date for individual registration?
Participants can register online through March 6, in person Feb 22-March 6, and onsite on Race Day, March 8.

Where do I send donations and registration fees?
Please try to register and donate online first!  Our mailing address is Komen Baton Rouge Affiliate, P.O. Box 14615, Baton Rouge, LA 70898.  Please do not send cash; instead send checks or money orders.

Are pets, inline skates, bikes, motorized scooters, or skateboards allowed at the Race? 
For the safety of all participants, pets, inline skates, bikes, scooters, skateboards and pets are not allowed at the Race.

Are strollers and wheelchairs allowed on the Race course?
Yes, however for safety reasons we ask that participants using them line up behind those who are running.

How do I run competitively in Race?
Register as a timed Competitive/timed runner.

How can I register online for the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk?
There is no registration option for the Fun Run.  Individuals who want to do the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk should select the 5K option when registering online.

How does a breast cancer survivor determine which group to walk with in the survivor ceremony?
An individual is considered a breast cancer survivor from the time of the breast cancer diagnosis.

Can teams or individuals put up a “tailgating” tent for Race day?
There is a “tailgate” area where teams can put a tent if desired, starting at 4p.m. on Friday March 7.  A security guard will be on site Friday night but we cannot be responsible for tents and items left in the area.

Can we sell merchandise for fundraising on Race day?
Teams or individuals are not allowed to sell merchandise on Race day.

Can I obtain a copy of the race registration form via email?
Find the race registration form here.

Will I get my t-shirt before the Race? 
We will mail t-shirts to participants who register on or before February 21. Participants who register after this date can pick up their t-shirts at the Packet Pickup dates listed under “Race Information.”  Those who register after Feb. 21 may receive their shirt on Race day, but we cannot guarantee availability of shirts or sizes.

Who do we make the check payable to?
Please make all checks payable to: Komen Baton Rouge Affiliate.  On the check memo line, please include your name or your team name.  If it’s clearly marked, you’ll get fundraising rewards!

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 bookkeeper@komenbatonrouge.org or 225-249-2977 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. Additional codes can be given for more participants.  Each participant will then register online using this code.

What is the registration rate for children under Kids for the Cure?
Registration for children ages 4 to 12 is $20.

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 race@komenbatonrouge.org with your name and the team name you’d like to be added to no later than March 2.

How many people does it take to constitute a team?
A minimum of 10 individuals is required for a team eligible for team awards. Teams under 10 members can still participcate, but will not qualify for Team Awards.

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.

Should I bring money?
Yes.  While most food and beverages are complimentary, the Team t-shirt and jambalaya contest are voted on by donations.  We will also have Komen Marketplace tent where Komen merchandise will be sold and a raffle for a fabulous copper fountain.

Can our team sell items on Race Day to fundraise for our Team or to give a donation to Komen? 
No, we cannot allow the sale of any items. This is a legal matter. Please sell your fundraising items before and after Race Day.

Who do I contact if I have Race questions? Call the Komen Baton Rouge Affiliate Race Office at 225-246-2977 or email race@komenbatonrouge.org