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Race Day Info

For those registering after April 25th: Bring a copy of your registration confirmation email to Event Kit Pick-Up (see time and location below) to receive your T-shirt and bib. If you are picking up event kits for fellow participants or team members, please bring a copy of their registration confirmation email as well.

Thursday, May 5: 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 6: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ronald Reagan Building - Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Race Day Schedule

Please note: Race details and directions are subject to change. 

6:30 a.m. Pre-Race Activities Begin

  • Event Kit Pick-Up and Donation Drop-Off
  • VIPs and Survivor Reception
  • Komen Village

7:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony Starts

8:00 a.m. Runner Start (15th Street NW, near Constitution Avenue NW)

8:15 a.m. Walker Start (15th Street NW, near Constitution Avenue NW)

8:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Post-Race Festival (15th Street NW, near Constitution Avenue NW)

9:30 a.m. Kids for the Cure® Race
Registered Kids for the Cure® can participate in fun activities and crafts just for kids, before and after the Kids for the Cure® Race. The cost for each kid is $25, which includes their own special T-shirt and bib. Click here to register your kids (ages 5-12)!

We encourage all event participants to use the METRO to travel to and from the National Mall. METRO will open early at 5:00 a.m. for the convenience of event participants. The closest METRO stops to the Race Start Area are:

  • Smithsonian (Blue/Orange Lines)
  • Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange Lines)
  • Metro Center (Red Line)
  • Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow Lines)

Please note: Race details and directions are subject to change. Please check www.wmata.com for possible delays or schedule updates that might affect your route.

Honor Those We’ve Lost

At the Race, you will have a chance to add a name to the Honor & Memory wall, to recognize who you are racing for. If you would like to donate a photo of someone you are racing in memory of to the wall, please bring a 4x6 photo on Race Day to add to our “In Memory Of” section.

Accommodations Near the Race Site

Beat the crowds on Race morning by staying close to the starting line at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill!

All Susan G. Komen Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure® participants can take advantage of a special low rate of $145/night plus tax on Friday/Saturday and a rate of $229/night plus tax on Thursday. Please note: this special rate is only guaranteed if booked by April 4. 

You must contact the hotel directly at 202-737-1234 to make your reservation. Be sure to mention you're a Komen Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure participant.

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