Participating in the Susan G. Komen North Mississippi Race for the Cure® with a team increases the fun, the laughter and maybe even the tears you share on Race day.
Did you know that every two minutes a new case of breast cancer is diagnosed in the US? Help us fight back by forming a team in honor or in memory of someone you know impacted or touched by breast cancer. Together you make an even greater impact than you could alone.
Decide who will be your team captain, and decide on a name for the team. The team captain will need to register first using the option to Start a Team on the registration page. Through this process, the team captain will set up the team and register for the Race. Once registered, let those who are on the team know that they can go online and register by Joining a Team on the registration page. The team captain will also need to update the team fundraising page that is automatically set up at registration. Decide who will be the one to pick up and distribute the registration packets at packet pickup and prior to the Race.
Although team members will receive a Race t-shirt with their registration, some teams still would like to stand out in the crowd on Race Day by creating their own team t-shirts. This is a great opportunity for your business, organization, church or group of friends or family members to show their support of the Race. Have fun creating your own designs. Since Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Komen's Running Ribbon Logo are registered trademarks, we ask that you do not use them on your t-shirts. Instead, we ask that you think of creative ways to express your support of breast cancer awareness and the search for the cure. You are welcome to use the generic pink ribbon for breast cancer as well. Thank you for your support of our event!
Team Registration Deadline (when everyone who will be on your team is registered on the team- no additions can be made after this date): Friday, October 7 at 4 p.m.
Deadline to Qualify for Team Tailgate: Friday, October 21
Packet Pickup: October 19-21, noon to 7 p.m. at the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau- please enter through the doors facing the Hilton Garden Inn. Packets may also be picked up from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at the Registration Tent in Fairpark on Race Day. We recommend that you pick up during Packet Pick-Up to give you plenty of time to distribute packets to teammates.
Deadline to turn in donations to count toward fundraising awards: Friday, October 21, at 7 p.m. at packet pickup. We will continue to accept donations on Race Day and afterwards, however, due to time restrictions, we cannot guarantee that we can get them counted toward your fundraising total for fundraising awards on Race Day. Please turn them in prior to Race Day.
Team Tailgate Set-Up: Saturday, October 22 at 6 a.m. in the Cure Causeway- teams must qualify to be eligible to set-up.
Other Information and Resources
Visit the Team Resources page for more information with tools to make the most of your Race for the Cure experience.
Visit the Team Rewards page for ways your team can earn rewards and be recognized on Race Day.
Visit the Race FAQ page and scroll to the bottom of the page to see Team frequently asked questions.