Where does the money go?
83% of all funds raised are spent directly on our mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever. 75% of net income remains in the community, with almost $3 million in local grants for breast health education and breast cancer screening having been awarded by the Texarkana Affiliate since 1999. 25% of funds support groundbreaking breast cancer research around the world through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Grants Program.
When and Where is the 2012 Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure®?
Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, Arkansas. The starting line is at E. 50th and Fairgrounds Drive. Click here for a map of the Race course. Go to the Race Information page for more information on Race Day activities.
When will I be able to register?
The start date for registration is mid August. Choose the Register link to find out more about Race registration options and deadlines.
Where do I turn in my individual participant forms and/or donations?
Mail donations or individual participant forms with registration fee to: Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure®, Dept. 09-015, P.O. Box 9600, Texarkana, TX 75505-9600. Please the Register link at right to find out about mail deadlines and other options for registration.
Please choose the Register link at right for up-to-date registration information.
How far is a 5K?
A 5K is around 3.1 miles.
How far is a 5K?
Are registration fees tax deductible?
The registration fee is not tax deductible. The government tells us the registration fee is the cost of receiving goods and services for the event (i.e. t-shirt, sponsor giveaways, water, etc...) and cannot be claimed on your taxes. Any donation you make above the registration amount or any donation made without registering for the Race is tax deductible.
Where do I park on Race day?
Parking will be available in the main parking area of the Four States Fairgrounds and multiple other locations. Free shuttle service to the front gate will be available. Please check the Parking & Shuttle link at right for updated parking information.
May I use my stroller?
Strollers are welcomed for use at the Family Fun Stroll but are not permitted for use during any competitive races. For the safety of all participants, rollerblades and pets are discouraged from participating in this event. Thank you for your cooperation.
What awards will be given?
Please check the Awards & Recognition link at right for more information on awards for the 2012 Race for the Cure.
What happens if it rains on Race Day?
This event will occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds and your entry fee will be used as a donation.