Komen for the Cure

Triangle racers ready for Race for the Cure

Posted June 9, 2011
Updated June 10, 2011

Ready to Race for the Cure

Come visit WRAL this Saturday during the 15th annual Susan G. Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure at Meredith College in Raleigh.

The WRAL "Coverage You Can Count On" tents will be located at the entrance to "Race Town" (located at the entrance closest to the race start/finish line) and will feature free souvenir Race for the Cure drawstring bags, lip balm and other race day necessities so you can stay organized and ready to join in the competitive and recreational 5K races or one-mile "fun run".

While visiting the Team WRAL tents, be sure to get autographs from your favorite WRAL-TV personalities and pick up some WRAL gear. 

Race Day schedule for Saturday, June 11: 

6:00 a.m. – Registration/Packet Pickup Opens
6:45 a.m. – Survivor Breakfast Begins
7:00 a.m. – Competitive Open 5K (co-ed)
7:15 a.m. – Survivor Photo
7:45 a.m. – Women's Only - Jeanne's Race 5K Run/Walk
8:45 a.m. – Recreational Open 5K Run/Walk (co-ed)
9:30 a.m. – One-Mile Fun Run/Walk (co-ed)
10:00 a.m. – Kids Dash (ages 3-5)
10:30 a.m. – Survivor Tribute

The WRAL tent will be open from 6 a.m. until the end of race-day festivities. Be sure to snap a few pictures throughout the day and share them with WRAL.com.

Find more information, including a detailed map of the race, on the Triangle Komen Race for the Cure website.

Still time to register

There is still time to register for the race. Paper registrations will be accepted at the following locations: 

  • Thursday, June 9, Triangle Town Center - 6-8:30 p.m. (near Belk)
  • Friday, June 10, Meredith College - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. (near the chapel)
  • Saturday, June 11, Meredith College - 6-9 a.m. (near the chapel)

Registration fees increase by $5 on Race Day. 

Parking 

No parking is allowed on campus. Everyone attending the race festivities should park at the RBC Center.  Thirty-five buses will circulate between RBC and Meredith between 5:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Race officials ask that participants not park in local merchant parking lots surrounding Meredith Campus. Your car may be towed at your expense.

Leave the pets at home

Pets are prohibited. Strollers are welcome except during the 7 a.m. competitive Open 5K. Skates, skateboards, bikes and other vehicles are prohibited. 

Can't make it to the Race?

Tune in to WRAL.com starting at 7 a.m. for a live stream of the race from start to finish. You can still support Team WRAL and the Susan G. Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure by making a donation online through the Team WRAL fundraising page, or for a minimum donation of $5, you can build a customized brick and “help build a walkway of love” online.

WRAL is the official media sponsor of the Susan G. Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure, which raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

According to the Triangle Race for the Cure, 75 percent of the funds raised through events like the Race for the Cure go to funding grants in the group's 20 county service area at local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women in our community. The remaining 25 percent supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research at the national level.

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  • I am not who you think I am Jun 10, 2011

    If they are working WITH the organization, why would they get sued??

    Komen foundation trademarked the words "for the cure". Their legal team sues any organization that uses that phrase.

    They are ONLY interested in breast cancer not all forms of cancer

  • busyb97 Jun 10, 2011

    If they are working WITH the organization, why would they get sued??

    You'd think they would move this event to May...it is always so HOT when they run this race. May is traditionally a Breast-cancer awareness month anyway.

  • Voice of Reason 23 Jun 10, 2011

    As guys, we really do need to organize something like this for prostate cancer. A much higher percentage of guys get prostate cancer during their lives, but fortunately it happens much older, and you usually die from something else first. However, it still kills or maims many many guys.

    It wouldn't hurt to see some more funding go to curing prostate cancer, which has very low funding, instead of breast cancer, which already has huge funding.

  • shakenbake68 Jun 10, 2011

    I just hope no one gets sued by Susan G. Komen foundation for violating any trademarks.