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FAQ

What is the Schedule of Events?

  • 7:30am: Onsite Registration Opens (5K runners must be registered by 8:30am in order to get a bib)
  • 9:00am: 5k Race for the Cure Begins on Madison Ave
  • 9:45am: Survivor Photo at the Stage
  • 10:00am: 2 Mile Family Walk Begins on Madison Ave
  • 11:00am: Awards Ceremony and Raffle Drawing at the Stage
  • 11:30am: Kids for the Cure Dash with BlueCross/BlueShield near Agency Building 2. (Behind the Dunkin Donuts Truck)

What is the 5k Course?

5K Run:

5K: USATF Certified Course (NY09032JG, This is the Freihofer's Run for Women course)
Start: On Madison Avenue immediately west of the NYS Museum overpass.
Finish: On Madison Avenue immediately east of the NYS Museum overpass.

What is the walking Course?

2 Mile Walk:

Start: On Madison Avenue immediately west of the NYS Museum overpass, walk thourgh Washington Park and back. Finish: On Plaza level of the Empire State Plaza.

Where is the Kids Dash?

Kids for the Cure Dash:

On the Empire State Plaza level at 11:30 am. This will take place between agency buildings two and three, past the dunkin donuts truck.

When is Packet Pick Up?

Packet pickup will be September 11th and September 12th, 2014 from 11 am  -  7 pm at the south end of the concourse of the Empire State Plaza. Enter through the doors on Madison Avenue Across from the New York State Museum.

How will the race be timed?

The co-ed 5K run will use electronic chips to promote faster and more accurate results. Start mats will be used for chip timing, so that runners can see their times accurately from start to finish. However, overall results and awards will be based on gun times. Finish time will be calculated precisely when you cross the finish line. Chips will be attached to your bibs and can be picked up at Packet Pick Up or at Race Day registration.

Who will recieve prizes?

5K Participants:

  • 1st Prize for top male and female finisher: round trip air transportation on American Airlines or American Eagle to any destination in the contiguous United States. Limit one per household. 
  • An award will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each age division in five year increments.

Additional prizes go to:

  • the second and third place overall male and female finishers
  • top three overall breast cancer survivor finishers
  • 1st place master survivor finisher
  • 1st place senior survivor finisher

There are no prizes for the Family Walk.  Team prizes to the largest team overall and in each division, best t-shirt design, and team with the most funds raised per member. The prize for the top individual fundraiser: round trip air transportation on American Airlines or American Eagle to any destination in the contiguous United States. Limit one per household.   

Safety Restrictions

For the safety of all participants, in-line skates and pets are discouraged from participating in this event. Baby strollers are welcome in the Co-ed Family Walk.

The City of Albany Police have asked that all participants and spectators leave non-essentials items at home or in their vehicles. Any additional items brought into the race area should be stored in clear bags. All registered participants will recieve a clear bag with their registration. Additional clear bags will be available from the registration table or the information table, just ask. There will also be a bag check available.

What if it rains on Race Day?

The race will be held rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds. Rather, your entry fee will be used as a donation to the Komen NENY Race for the Cure. Race management reserves the right to change the race course.

What time do I need to register by in order to run the race?

Runners must be registered by 8:30am in order to recieve an electronic chip that will track their time.