FAQ – Row for the Cure


General Event Information

Q: When is the event?
A: The event will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Q: Where is the event?
A: The event is located in North Ski Beach, Mission Bay. Please check-in on event day at the blue pavilion to get your bib number and course instruction.

Q: What is the course?
A: In 2019, there will be two courses. The original 4.5km course is considered the “competitive course” and is open to all participants. The new beginner course will be open to SUP and Prone participants only.

Q: Where do I launch my boat or drop off my equipment?
A:  The designated boat launch area will be on the East side of Ski Beach Park. Please DO NOT launch your boat on the North side of Ski Beach Park as that is part of the race course. Please review the course map for additional detail.

Q: How much is the registration fee?
A: Eights $125.00, Fours/Quads $80.00, Pair/Doubles $60.00, Single (SUP or single rower) $30.00

Q: Do you provide equipment?
A: A limited number of SUP rentals are available for an additional $5.00 rental fee. These are provided generously by The SUP Connection and West Coast Paddle Sports. You will be able to reserve a SUP rental during the registration process by clicking here. We are not able to provide equipment for any other races. All participants must provide their own equipment in order to participate. 

Q: Is my registration fee tax-deductible?
A: No, your registration fee helps defray the costs of producing the event 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 to participate in a fun event, and also get that warm, fuzzy feeling knowing that you woke up early and did your part to change your community. All participants and spectators are welcome to check out the event expo where there will be awesome vendors, a Komen Pop-Up Shop and opportunity drawings!

Q: How can I register?
A: You can register online by clicking here. If you are having any difficulties, please contact row@sdkomen.org or 858-573-2760 x105.

Q: What is the last day to register online?
A: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at midnight. You can still register in-person by showing up to the event early on Sunday morning. Please download a registration 2019 Row for the Cure Registration Form.

Q: Will participants be timed?
A: Rowing, Outrigger, Surfski and Kayak races will be timed. Avid and Beginner SUP and Prone races WILL NOT be timed.

Q: What if it rains?
A: Komen holds the right to cancel or change the date or location of the event in its sole discretion, including in the circumstance of extreme weather. It is likely, however, that the event will happen rain or shine.

Q: Are dogs allowed?
A: Dogs are not permitted at the event based on our permit with the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department.

Fundraising FAQ

Q: Does Row for the Cure require fundraising?
A: You are not required to fundraise, but we do encourage all participants to fundraise above the entry fee. Imagine the IMPACT – If every participant raises just $100 in addition to their registration fee, we would bring in an additional $50,000 to support local screening and educational programs in our community! That would be equivalent to 142 mammograms, 31 core needle biopsies and 27 MRI’s for women in need of assistance in San Diego county.

Q: Does the money raised stay right here in our community?
A. Yes! Up to seventy-five percent of the net income from the event stays right here in our community to fund vital breast cancer health education and breast cancer screening programs. The remaining twenty-five percent supports Komen’s national research.

Q: Where do I send donations?
A: You can make a donation online through your fundraising portal or mail to:

Komen San Diego/ Row for the Cure
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd, Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92123

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?


Team FAQ

Q: How do I form a team?
A: Register as a Team Captain. Then, send the link you receive to everyone you want to join your team! It will be easy for them to register. They just need to go to the registration page, click on “Join a Team” and search for the team name.

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. Plus, teams foster friendly competition! Who can raise the most money?

Q. Do teams have to fundraise?
A. Teams are not required to fundraise but we strongly encourage fundraising.

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 us at 858-573-2760 x105 or email row@sdkomen.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: How do I pay for the registration fee with a check?
A: Please contact row@sdkomen.org or 858-573-2760 x105 for assistance.