What you need to know about the 2012 Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure
As we gear up for the Komen Global Race for the Cure tomorrow, June 2 in Washington, DC, we wanted to provide you with important information you need to know about everything that is going on.
Late Registration and Event Kit Pick up
If you registered online after Monday, May 21 or still need to register, come to the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill to register and pick up your Event Kit. The location will be open until 6:30p ET today, June 1. All you need to bring for your Event Kit is a copy of your registration confirmation email. If you are picking up for fellow participants or team members, please bring a copy of their registration confirmation as well. If you are registering late, please bring a completed registration form, and if you are registering fellow team members, please bring their completed and signed registration forms for each team member. Information on getting to the Hyatt Regency can be found here.
We strongly encourage all participants and spectators to use METRO to travel to and from the National Mall. METRO* will open EARLY at 5a ET for the convenience of Race participants. More information about getting to the National Mall can be found here. This year, the Race start line is at the Washington Monument, so be sure to check out the Race maps to ensure you find us! If you would like to know the entire Race route, that information can be found here. All Race activities start at 6a ET with the survivor and top fundraiser breakfast, and we kick off opening ceremonies at 7:40a ET. The entire Race day schedule can be found here and all Race day directions can be found here. You definitely don’t want to miss opening ceremony and post-Race festivities because we will have guest appearances from Sarah Charness, country music singer Colby Dee and Susan G. Komen Circle of Promise Ambassador Gabrielle Union!
Please share your Global Race experience with us! Share your pics on the Global Race Facebook page, follow @KomenfortheCure, and join the Twitter conversation by using the official hashtag #GlobalRace.
Many thanks to all of the Global Race sponsors, participants and volunteers, and we look forward to seeing you all bright and early tomorrow morning!
*Please check with METRO for the most up-to-date information , including any planned or unscheduled service disruptions.
About the author
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.