What You Need to Know Before and on Race Day

Race WEEK2We’re just a few days away from the Inaugural Athens Race for the Cure®. Before you make your way to Athens on Sunday, Oct. 25 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:

Friday, Oct. 23 from 9AM – 7PM | Athens Community Center
Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9AM – 7PM |Walter Fieldhouse
Sunday (Race Day!) Oct. 25 from 10AM – 12PM | Walter Fieldhouse

If you’re part of a team, unless you’ve heard otherwise from your team captain, your captain will be picking up your t-shirt and packet and distributing it to you.

If you know someone who still needs to register, they can register and pick up their Race materials at any of these sites as well.

Do I need to bring anything when I pick up my team packet?
You need to have the correct team name as we have many teams with similar names.

If I opted to have my Race packet mailed, when should I receive it?
You should receive it this week. If you don’t have it by Thursday, please email race@komencolumbus.org.

AthensRFTC Parking
Volunteers will be on hand to assist with parking. Participants are recommended to park within
Lots 127 and 128 at the Convocation Center or Lot 134 at Walter Hall. A campus parking
map detailing the lot numbers and locations is accessible here.

Athens Road Closings
There will be a rolling closure of three streets from 11:50AM – 12:20PM;
those streets include South Green Drive, Eillott and Stimson.

What’s the 5K Run course? Where is the start/finish line?
The 5K Run course begins in front of Walter Fieldhouse, it goes up South Green Drive, then winds up Mill Street and then to Elliott Street and makes its way back to the bike path. The 5K Run course ends just behind Peden Stadium. We will have signage and road marshals to show participants where to go. Here is a map of the 5K Run course.

What’s the 5K Walk/Family Fun Walk course?
The 5K Walk course will begin and end on the bike path right in front of Pepsi Tailgreat Park. The entire 5K Walk course is on the bike path and there will be signage and road marshals to show participants the turn around. Here is the map of the 5K Walk course.

The Family Run Walk course will begin on the bike path in front of Pepsi Tailgreat Park. The entire course will be on the bike path and there will be signage and road marshals to show participants where the turnaround is located. Here is the map of the Family Fun Walk course.


Special congrats to our four weekly warriors! Megan J., Amy P., Rachel G. and Jordan P. Look for their pink tutus on Race day.

Just a reminder that the top fundraiser as of November 20th will receive a voucher on American Airlines good for 25,000 miles. The top 100 fundraisers will also be named to our Honor Roll, and eligible for special prizes and gifts.

We have been working closely with police and EMS 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.

Athens Race Day Social