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 3, 2019 and it 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 in San Diego to fund research, free mammograms, biopsies, ultrasounds, MRIs, care coordination, education and financial assistance for breast cancer patients’ most critical needs during treatment. Komen San Diego also has a robust public policy and advocacy arm to assure the state of California is supporting breast cancer patients. The remaining 25 percent goes into a pool of money from all  affiliates to fund international research. Susan G. Komen is the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research outside of the U.S. government and much of that investment has been awarded to scientists in San Diego. Nearly 70 percent of our research investment is focused on metastatic disease.  

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 time frame 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 programs 25% helps fund local community and Affiliate support and outreach programs.
When: Sunday, November 3, 2019 Friday, November 15 – Sunday, November 17, 2019
Where: Balboa Park, San Diego Up and down the coast of San Diego
Costs: Registration Cost is ranges around $30-$45 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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