Susan G. Komen San Diego
90’s Throwback Walk to End Breast Cancer
Sunday, November 1, 2020 | Balboa Park

The walk start, finish and the pre- and post-event activities take place on the west side of Balboa Park. The start line is on 6th Avenue and Palm, the finish line is on Balboa Drive south of Quince. The pre- and post-event activities take place on the grassy area along 6th Avenue between Laurel and Quince.  Click here for a map.

It’s Susan G. Komen San Diego’s 25th Anniversary Year
Celebrate the progress we’ve made and wear your 90s workout gear

Bust out those high-waisted tracksuits
Komen needs you because we are grassroots

Can’t afford a biopsy or a mammogram?
Walking in the race helps pay for those exams

The Race is the day after Halloween
And it’s the only party to be seen

Let’s throw it back to 1995
And kick this fight into overdrive

Throw your hands in the air!
And support Komen if you caaaaaaare!

If you fundraise or donate …

$250 = Could cover the cost of one breast prosthesis

$500 = Could cover the cost of one MRI

$1,000 = 3 year supply of Tamoxifen

$2,500 = could cover the cost of ultrasounds for 20 people

$5,000 = could cover the cost of 10 biopies

$10,000 = could cover the cost of 71 mammograms




6:30 a.m.
  • Race Day Registration & T-shirt Pickup open – grassy area near 6th Avenue and Olive.
  • Survivor/Thriver Village open – grassy area near Balboa Dr. and Olive — a dedicated space where we honor (and pamper) our survivors. Survivors will enjoy breakfast while celebrating and supporting each other in an atmosphere of solidarity.
  • Sponsor & Vendor Expo open along Balboa Dr.
  • Komen Pop-Up Shop open in expo area. Make sure to get your one-of-a-kind Komen San Diego merchandise and show it off at the Race.


7:30 a.m.
  • Opening and Survivor/Thriver Ceremony starts — meet us at the Race Main Stage for a memorable ceremony that celebrates breast cancer survivors, forever fighters and honors those we have lost to the disease.


8:00 a.m.
  • Race for the Cure 5K and 1-mile walk starts on 6th Avenue at the intersection of Palm St. Click here to view the map.


9:15 a.m.
  • Closing Ceremonies start at the Race Main Stage. 



Important Note: The Race starts promptly at 8:00 a.m.

FEE SCHEDULE | Register early and save!

*Prices for participating in the 5K and 1 mile are the same. You will be asked to choose which course you’d like during the registration process.

* If you are a military member, you are eligible for a discount. Please contact race@sdkomen.org.

Please note: 

The Race for the Cure does not have a timed option. Our goal is to create an opportunity for the breast cancer community to come together and celebrate their shared experience as they walk our route through Balboa Park.  The majority of our participants prefer to walk, rather than race.  If you are more of a competitive spirit, you are still welcome to run and keep your own time! We look forward to seeing you out there!


If you don’t want to get up, or you’re unable to join us at Race –sleep in! Support Komen San Diego from home by registering as a virtual participant and your T-shirt and bib will be mailed to you before the Race. You must register by 10/23/20 so we can ship it out in time.


10/9/20 Deadline to raise $5,000 or get 100 people on your team to secure a team tent.

10/21/20 Deadline to get your T-shirt and bib mailed to you.

10/23/20 Team Registration Deadline (Online/Offline) After 5:00 p.m. no one can join your team. They can, however, register online as an individual and walk/run with your team on Race Day. Team Captains: Please note that team members signed up after this date will not be included in your team package.

10/23/20 Team Tent Reservation Form deadline to submit.

10/27/2020 – 10/28/2020 – Team Packet Pickup (Race T-shirts/bibs) Team Packets must be picked up by the Team Captain or a team representative. Check KomenSanDiego.org for last-minute updates and send out final reminders to team members on where to meet on Race day. Online registration closes at midnight on Wednesday 10/28.

10/28/20 Online registration closes. But you can still register in person. Download the form here.

10/28/20 Mail in all offline paper entries. Please do not mail cash! Mail forms to: Komen San Diego Race for the Cure 4699 Murphy Canyon Rd. #102, San Diego, CA 92123

11/01/20 Komen San Diego Race for the Cure® Enjoy the Race! AFTER RACE Show your appreciation to your team and donors. Share photos of the Race and thank them for their support of our mission to create a world without breast cancer! #25YearsNotDoneFighting #RaceforTheCureSD

12/01/20 Race for the Cure Fundraising closes, last day for online and mailed donations.


New and returning volunteers are encouraged to get involved. All volunteers will receive a unique Race Volunteer T-shirt! Click here to explore volunteer opportunities at Race!


You’ll find an incredible community of survivors, thrivers and co-survivors at the Susan G. Komen San Diego Race for the Cure®. Survivors, thrivers and co-survivors gather to celebrate and support one another in an atmosphere of genuine camaraderie. It is their inspiring spirit that energizes us to continue the fight to end breast cancer forever and their fundraising efforts that encourage other participants to be More Than Pink™ .

Survivor/Thriver Village (where you have breakfast and gift bags) will open at 6:30 a.m. the morning of the Race.

Be a part of the Survivor/Thriver Parade during the Opening Ceremony!

  • Fill out your personalized Survivor/Thriver sign located at the front of the Survivor/Thriver Village
  • Meet behind the main stage at 7:10 a.m.
  • You will be directed to walk on the stage at the appropriate time during the Opening Ceremony

I am Komen Logo

I Am Komen® is the mission engagement program of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series that motivates people to take action steps that may reduce their risk of breast cancer. It speaks to the importance of early detection and healthy living while encouraging everyone to make a personal commitment to their breast health. I Am Komen® is a “Declaration” to join the Komen community as an ambassador in the fight against breast cancer.

What you can do to help:

For more information about the I Am Komen® program, breast health information, and ways that you can personally get involved, please visit iamkomen.org. If you’re interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at our Race, including becoming an I Am Komen® volunteer, please contact us or visit our Volunteer page. Our I Am Komen® program is ideal for volunteers of all ages seeking to get involved in the Komen Race for the Cure®.


The 5K & 1-Mile walk will start on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. on 6th Avenue at the intersection of Palm St. Areas around the route will be impacted from approx. 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 


  •  6th Avenue from Ivy to Upas 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  •  Laurel Street from 5th Ave to El Prado 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  •  Balboa Drive from Marston Pt to Upas 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  •  Pan American Road from El Prado to Presidents Way 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  •  Presidents Way from PanAmerican Road to Park Blvd 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  


Plan to arrive early and give yourself plenty of time to park. There is street parking on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Avenues between Upas and Grape. We strongly encourage you to carpool if possible, and allow extra time to walk from your car to the starting line.

There will also be parking on the east side of Balboa Park along Park Boulevard, in the lots behind the Organ Pavilion and the Hall of Champions and in the parking lot on the east side of the intersection of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way. 

Shuttle bus services will be available from 6:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Shuttle buses will pick up and drop off at the trolley kiosk inside the parking lot located on the east side of the intersection of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way. The return bus shuttle service will be available from 4th Avenue and Laurel Street back to the parking area from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Dogs are NOT allowed on the bus shuttles, except for service dogs. 

If you prefer to walk to the start line from the east side of the park, plan to allow approximately 10 to 15 minutes for the scenic 3/4 mile walk to the starting area located on the west side of Balboa Park.

There will be no parking on 6th Ave. starting at 4:00 a.m. from Grape to Upas. If you are located near the streets mentioned above, you may want to notify friends, family, customers, etc. about possible traffic delays and/or detours. If you need help in determining the impact on your particular street or in planning an alternative route, please contact our Race Team, In Motion, at (760) 692-2900 or via email at race@sdkomen.org. Please know that we’ll do everything we can to minimize the impact to your morning, and we appreciate your patience. And if you decide to join us for the race, you’ll share a special feeling of giving, along with the thousands of others who make Susan G. Komen San Diego the most powerful force in breast cancer survival.

Questions about the Race for the Cure, 5k and 1 mile?

Please contact our Race Headquarters, In Motion Events, at (760) 692-2900 or via email at race@sdkomen.org.