#GlobalRace: Everything You Need to Know About the Race, Washington, DC!

Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure - Make Mom ProudThis Saturday, May 11 we kick off the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  We have some amazing things happening on Race day, so without further ado, here is the information you need to know in order to make mom proud at the 2013 Komen Global Race for the Cure.

Late Registration and Event Kit Pick up
If you registered online after Monday, April 29 or still need to register, come see us at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill to register and pick up your Event Kit.  The location will be open from 10:00 a.m. ET – 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 9 and 10:00 a.m.  ET – 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday, May 10.  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. Looking for a map? Use this to get to the Hyatt Regency.

Race Day
WWE Divas - Layla and Alicia FoxWhen traveling to the Race site, we strongly encourage all participants and spectators to use METRO to travel to and from the National Mall. The METRO* will open EARLY at 5:00 a.m. ET for the convenience of Race participants. We also have details about getting to the National Mall to ensure you have everything you need to know. This year, the Race start is at the Washington Monument, so check out the Race maps to ensure you find us! If you would like to cheer on your family and friends, the Race route map will be a great resource for you. All Race activities start at 6:30 a.m. ET with the survivor and top fundraiser breakfast, and we kick off opening ceremonies at 7:30 a.m. ET. You definitely don’t want to miss opening ceremony and post Race festivities because we will have guest appearances from Gospel singer Clifton Ross III, The Howard Gospel Choir, Washington Redskins Wide Receiver Josh Morgan and post-Race performances by country singer Colby Dee and Charizma DJs. We’ll close out the morning at 10:00 a.m. ET with two of the most exciting parts of the Race – Kids for the Cure and the Best Dressed Survivor Contest judged by Team WWE Divas Layla and Alicia Fox. Check out a full explanation of our Race day activities .

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Please share your Global Race experience with us! Share your pictures on the Global Race Facebook page, follow @KomenfortheCure, and join the Twitter conversation by using our official hashtag #GlobalRace.

Last, but certainly not least, many thanks to all of the Global Race partners, sponsors, participants and volunteers! Without your support, reaching low-income, minority and uninsured women who fall through the healthcare gaps in the Washington, D.C. metro area would not be possible. The Komen-funded programs in the D.C. area strive to improve breast health access and services to women, representing a total in active grant funding of $7.3 million.

We look forward to seeing you all bright and early on Saturday morning!

*Please check with METRO for the most up-to-date information, including any planned or unscheduled service disruptions. 

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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 and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen 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.