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General Race Information

Q. When is the Race? 
   A. The Race will be held on May 7, 2016. For Race time information, click here.

Q. Where is the Race? 
   A. The Race will be held Ottumwa Park, Jimmy Jones Shelter (Google Maps). 

Q. How much is the registration fee? 
   A. For registration fees, click here.

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 Race packet which includes a Race T-shirt, bib & educational material, and our gratitude for being a part of the effort to raise money to support our mission!

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: Susan G. Komen - Iowa, P.O. Box 8468 | Des Moines, IA 50301

Q. How will I receive my Race packet including t-shirt? 
   A. All registraints must pick up their packet.  Packet pickup information can be found here.

Q. How long is the Race? 
   A. The Race is a 5K route, which is approximately 3.1 miles. There is also a shorter route option (approximately 1 mile). You may choose to walk or run either route. If you are unable to walk or run, you can still register and join us on Race day. We are always looking for people to cheer on our runners and walkers.

Q. How can I become a volunteer? 
A. The success of the Komen Iowa Ottumwa 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.

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 $125 in addition to their registration fee, we would bring in an additional $262,500 to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in our great state of Iowa! 

Q. Does the money raised stay right here in our state of Iowa?
   A. Yes! Up to seventy-five percent of the net income from the Race stays right here in Iowa 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. Please mail your donations to: Susan G. Komen - Iowa, P.O. Box 8468 | Des Moines, IA 50301.  We will also be accepting donations at Packet Pickup and on Race Day morning.  
For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please the offline donation form with your check.  

Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising? 
   A. All donations on your behalf that are received by May 31, 2016 will be credited to your fundraising total.

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!


Q. How do I form a team?
   A. To be considered an official team, you will need 10 or more registered members by the morning of the Race. You can form a team or join a team online. For more information, click here or contact us at 515-309-0095 or info@komeniowa.org.

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. 

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 Komen Iowa at info@komeniowa.org to get this corrected.

Q. Can donations made to a team be split or shared among team members? 
   A. We are unable to split or transfer donations between individual and team accounts.

Q. Will there be an area for my team to meet-up on Race day?
   A. Please click here for team information.

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P.O. Box 8468 | Des Moines, IA 50301
Phone: (515) 309-0095
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