THE 5K & 3-DAY

What is the difference between the Race for the Cure 5k, and the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk?

The San Diego Race for the Cure set for Sunday, November 5, 2017 is part of an international series locally managed by Komen Affiliates and Komen non-profit partners.   For every dollar raised by the San Diego Race for the Cure, 75 percent stays here in our County to fund everything from free mammograms to meal delivery and temporary financial aid.  The remaining 25 percent goes into a pool of money from all  affiliates to fund international research. Next to the U.S. government, Susan G. Komen is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world.

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day is a national series centrally managed by the National Komen organization.  The local affiliate does not produce this event.  75 percent of net funds raised are allocated by Komen Headquarters for breast cancer research while 25 percent of net funds support the Affiliate Network.




What: The Race for the Cure 5K is a local walk/run that equates to 3.1 miles This is a walk over the timeframe of three days. It equates to a 60-mile journey (20 miles/ day).
Who: The local affiliate – Komen San Diego manages the 5k The national organization, Susan G. Komen manages the 3-Day
Where does the money go: Diagnostics-  Meal delivery-  Temporary financial assistance-  Transportation – Patient Navigation – Free mammograms and international breast cancer research 75% supports research and training grant program and large public health outreach programs25% helps fund local community and Affiliate support and outreach programs.
When: Sunday, November 5, 2017 Friday, November 17 – Sunday, November 19, 2017
Where: Balboa Park, San Diego Up and down the coast of San Diego
Costs: Registration Cost is ranges around $35-$50 and you are encouraged to fundraise. Registration cost ranges from $40-$70 and each participant is required to raise at least $2,300 to walk in the 3-Day.
Is a portion of the registration fee a donation? No. Your registration fee does not apply towards your fundraising, nor is it tax-deductible. No. Your registration fee does not apply towards your fundraising minimum, nor is it tax-deductible.
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