Start and finish at Meredith College, off Hillsborough Street in Raleigh
Events: 5K competitive race (timed) - 7 a.m.
5K women's only run/walk - 7:45 a.m.
5K coed recreational run/walk - 8:45 a.m.
1-Mile fun run/walk - 9:30 a.m.
Bring 'em. The Carolina Hurricanes are sponsoring this year's KidZone, with bouncy equipment and other fun stuff for children.
Strollers are discouraged in the footraces; those pushing children in strollers, please stay at the back of the crowds for safety.
No pets please!
The early bird leaves the car at home
Whether you're signed up in advance or not, arrive early!
And don't plan to park on the Meredith campus. Space there is reserved for handicapped parking and some volunteer and VIP parking.
Ride one of the shuttle buses from the RBC Center parking lot. Buses start running 6 a.m. Saturday for the first event, a 7:30 a.m. competitive 5K
Great food and other free stuff from race sponsors and supporters. Think Skinny Cow Ice Cream and Chick-fil-A.
During the 5K events, listen for a jazz band outside the State Employees Credit Union on Hillsborough Street, a rousing church choir at Dixie Trail and Henderson Street, among other performances. On Barmettler Street, prepare for the Squirts! Neighborhood kids with water guns spray passing runners and walkers.
At the finish line: music by Janet Stolp and the Best Kept Secrets
Be prepared for fun, funny, touching team names. Expect to encounter every variation on the word breast:
BSTUD for Boobies (Summit Church Bible study team)
Viva Las Boobies
Stop the Attack on Our Racks
BFF (Breast Friends Forever)
Simply the Breast
The special team
Jeanne's Spirit of Komen, in honor of Jeanne Peck, the woman who first had the idea to bring the Race for the Cure to the Triangle, in 1996. Peck died in January 2009 after a 15-month battle with lymphoma. She was diagnosed shortly after celebrating 20 years of surviving breast cancer.
By the numbers
registered racers (expected).
of them are breast cancer survivors
bottles of water
bagels from Panera
raised (last year, same expected this)
of which stays in
Triangle, in the form of local grants for education, screening, treatment and post-treatment services for people in need
goes to the National Komen Foundation for research grants.