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Fundraising FAQs

Q: What is the cost to Register for the Race?
Early-bird registration is online now through August 31 at 4 p.m. Central.  The cost for early-bird registration is $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 14 and younger), and if you would like a timing chip, there is an additional $5 charge.  Regular registration is September 1 through October 16 at 4 p.m. Central at $25 for adults and $15 for children (ages 14 and younger).  Walk-up registration will be at the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau October 21-23 from noon to 7 p.m.  Walk-up registration is $30 for adults and $25 for children (ages 14 and younger), and if you would like a timing chip, there is an additional $5 charge.  Race day registration is available in Fairpark from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. for $35 per person, but the timing chip is not available.  Sleep in for the Cure is also available in both the early-bird, regular, and walk-up adult registration options and prices.  It's a great option for those who would like to support the cause and get a t-shirt but cannot be at the Race!  Note: You must register to receive a Race t-shirt. Your Registration fee helps to cover the cost of operations but personal giving and fundraising is what enables Komen to save lives here locally.

Q: Does the Komen Race for the Cure® require fundraising?
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 $400,000 to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in our community!

Q: Does the money raised stay right here in our community?
Yes! Seventy-five percent of the net income from the Race stays right here in our community to fund vital breast cancer health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs.  Click here to view where funds are going locally this year from the 2014 Race for the Cure.

The remaining Twenty-five percent supports the Komen Research Grants Programs, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research.  Komen is the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research worldwide, at more than $847 Million, second only to the federal government.  Our research has contributed to the major advances of breast cancer treatment, prevention and screening.  For information on current and past research grants funded by Susan G. Komen, click here.

Q: Where do I send donations?

Make a Race donation
    Or mail to:
    Komen North Mississippi Race for the Cure
    P.O. Box 801
    Tupelo, MS 38802

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?    
All donations on your behalf that are received by Friday, October 23 will be credited to your fundraising total.  You may continue to turn in funds raised even after Race Day, but those funds cannot be counted toward fundraising awards.  The top fundraising individual and team awards will be presented on Race Day, October 24.

Q. What are some ways I can fundraise for my team/my individual goal?
We have plenty of ideas on our Fundraising Tips page!

Q: Is my registration fee tax-deductible?
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: How do I form a team?
To be considered an official team, you will need 10 or more registered members by Friday, October 9 at 4 p.m. Central. You can form a team or join a team online. The team captain will need to register first by choosing the option to Start a Team.  Team members can then register by choosing the option to Join an Existing Team.  For more information, call 662-377-4903 or email

Fundraising Awards:

What are the individual fundraising awards?  The top 100 individual fundraisers will receive a $25 Belk gift card.  The top individual fundraiser (cumulative) will receive an American Airlines certificate on Race Day which may be redeemed for 25,000 AAdvantage miles.  Each week leading up to Race Day, beginning in September, we will recognize the top fundraising individual for that week, and that person will receive a prize!  The weekly winners are determined by funds raised that week, not their cumulative total.

What are the team fundraising awards?  Top fundraising teams in the following categories will be recognized on Race Day: Corporate, School, Social/Community Group, Friends & Family, Small Business, and Church (team captains must choose a category when registering their team to be eligible for those awards).  There will also be an award for the top overall fundraising team.  Additionally, there will be an award for the largest team in the categories listed above.  Please note that individual fundraising counts toward the team total, so you may record your personal fundraising on your personal fundraising page, and it will still be contributing to the team total.