The largest sequence of 5K run / walks in the world, the (opens in a new tab) Series benefits education, research, and treatment programs for breast cancer. Three-fourths of the money raised by the Lowcountry Affiliate is invested into local projects, while the remainder supports the national research programs. The 2011 Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure® takes place Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Family Circle Tennis Center in (opens in a new tab). You have the option to run or walk, by yourself or as part of a team, or you can Sleep in for the Cure. Registration fees are $25 for individuals, $20 for team members, and $35 for sleepers. The registration fee includes the official Komen Race for the Cure® t-shirt and bib. If you’re a breast cancer survivor, let the organizers know, and you’ll receive a pink survivors t-shirt, hat, and bib. Please consider participating in Zeta Tau Alpha’s Race Day Survivor Recognition Program at 8 a.m. on Race day. Team registration is due by Friday, September 23, and team bib and shirt pickup takes place Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7. Online registration ends Wednesday, October 12, and in-person registration ends Race morning. Individuals may pick up shirts and bibs Friday, October 14or Race day. Each Race participant receives his or her own fundraising website, which can be shared by encouraging others to visit the site and donate. If each Racer raised $100 over the registration fee, the Komen Lowcountry Affiliate would raise over a million dollars. Race day schedule is as follows: 7 a.m. Survivor Tent, Sponsor Village, and Expo open. 8 a.m. Survivor Celebration begins. 8:30 a.m. Fun Run / Walk begins. 9:15 a.m. Timed 5K Run begins. 9:20 a.m. Untimed 5K Run / Walk begins. 10 a.m. Awards Ceremony begins. Awards are given for the following finishers in the timed race:
- Top 3 overall male and top 3 overall female
- Top 3 in each division
- Top 3 overall breast cancer survivor finishers
- Top survivor age 40–59
- Top survivor age 60+
Volunteers are always needed, and their help is appreciated. For more information on the Race, to register, or to find out how you can help,(opens in a new tab).