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Komen Race for the Cure becomes 'race where you are' fundraiser, virtual event

Posted June 25, 2020 11:12 a.m. EDT
Updated August 18, 2020 9:55 a.m. EDT

The 24th Annual Triangle Race for the Cure will be held virtually rather than in-person this year. Originally planned for May 2, 2020, at The Frontier at RTP, the event will now take place as a virtual ‘Race Where You Are’ experience on Sept. 12, 2020, across multiple digital channels.

Five Tasks to Win Prizes

Race registrants who complete the five tasks below will receive a commemorative sticker and be entered to win prizes from our local partners:

  1. Make a donation
  2. Run or walk 3.1 miles (during the two-week span; does not have to be all at once)
  3. Sign the Blue Cross NC Drive for the Cure pace car (digitally)
  4. Submit a photo in your favorite Race shirt, pink outfit, or with the branded Race frames
  5. Complete the I AM Komen trivia quiz

An extra entry will be awarded to those who link their fundraising page to Facebook!

Race Week Activities: September 8-11

Look for invitations to events in Zoom or Facebook Live, including:

  • Cooking Class with She Cooks II presented by Walmart
  • ComMotion Dance class
  • Survivor Meet-up

Curbside Packet Pickup at Komen NCTC office

T-shirts and bibs will be available for pickup at the Komen NCTC office. In light of COVID-19, the office is closed to visitors. Please call 919-493-2873 upon arrival and a staff member will bring your packet(s) to your car.

Tuesday, September 8th: 2-6PM

Wednesday, September 9th: 9AM-1PM

Thursday, September 10th: 2-6PM

Friday, September 11th: 9AM-1PM

All team members will need to pick up their items individually unless the team captain emails Amy Charney (acharney@komennctc.org) in advance to have their Team Box put together.

Race Where You Are, Sept. 12

There is no fee to register for the virtual fundraising event this year or to access the online fundraising tools.

Virtual programming will begin at 9 a.m. on the Komen NC Triangle to the Coast Facebook page.

Join Team WRAL in the fight against breast cancer. Register online, then don your favorite pink gear and head outside as you run, walk, or jog in your neighborhood or at the park. Don't forget to snap a photo!

The Survivor/Thriver Celebration, sponsored by UNC Health, will also take place virtually as a way to connect local breast cancer survivors and patients living with metastatic disease.

“While it is disappointing we can’t be together in person this year at the Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure, we want to thank all of the virtual participants for keeping the passion and purpose of this event moving forward,” said Michael Kastan, MD, Ph.D., executive director of Duke Cancer Institute. “Together, we remain committed to advancing research toward a cure for breast cancer.”

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