What You Need to Know Before and On Race Day

We’re just a few days away from the 24th Annual Komen Columbus Race for the Cure®. Before you make your way to downtown on Saturday, May 14 we wanted to pass along to you some information of the frequently asked questions.

Rain or shine, the Race will still go on!

If you’ve registered as an individual, you can pick up your team packet at one of the following locations. If you know someone who still needs to register, they can register and pick up their Race packet at the locations listed below..

Easton Town Center – Located in the Easton Station Building by the interior fountain.
Thursday, May 12 from 10 am – 9 pm
Friday, May 13 from 10 am – 7 pm

Vern Riffe Center – Located on N. High Street, in the lobby
Saturday, May 14 – RACE DAY – from 6-8:30 am*

*Club 250 t-shirts may be picked up here as well.

If you’re part of a team, your captain should be communicating with you to distribute your t-shirt and race bib.

1Please be aware of the following street closures:
All roads along the course will begin to close by 8:15 am on Saturday, May 14. and should reopen by noon.

  • Broad Street between High and Third Streets will close at 6 pm on Friday, May 13.
  • High Street between Broad and Town will close at 5 am on Saturday, May 14.
  • Front Street between Broad and Spring will close at 5 am on Saturday, May 14.



CLICK HERE for a complete list of parking locations near or around the Race

Here are some most frequently asked questions:

Q. What’s the Race day schedule?
A. The Survivor Ceremony begins at 8am on the west plaza of City Hall. The 5K Race start time will be at 8:45 am, immediately followed by the 5K Walk. The Family Fun Walk will begin at 9:15 am.

Q. Where is the Race?
A. The Race will begin on Front Street, just south of Long Street. It will end on High Street, just north of the Columbus Commons. Here’s a course map.

Q. How long is the Race?
A. The Race is a 5K route, which is approximately 3.1 miles. The Family Fun Walk is a shorter route at approximately 1 mile. You may choose to walk or run either route.

Q. Are pet and strollers allowed at the event?
A. Pets are prohibited from the event, but strollers are permitted.

Q. What if it rains?
A. Komen holds the right to cancel or change the date or location of the Race in its sole discretion, including in the circumstance of extreme weather. It is likely, however, that the event will happen rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

We have been working closely with Columbus Police Department and Fire Department to ensure all participants are safe as possible on Race day. Safety officials ask that any bags you bring with you are labeled with your name and contact information. Any unattended bags will be confiscated. All participants must wear Race bibs and have them visible at all times.

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