Komen San Diego is the largest provider in San Diego County for women’s breast health, including free cancer screenings, treatments and support. The organization is able to help benefit research for a cure and give back to those in need thanks to help from our community and events such as the Susan G. Komen San Diego Race for the Cure 5K, returning to Balboa Park on Sunday, Nov. 6.
Lace up your sneakers and hit the road for this good cause, with registration beginning at 6:30 a.m. and the race through the park starting at 8 a.m. Last year, the event raised more than $1.3 million, according to the Komen organization. The event will choose one honorary survivor to celebrate at this year’s event.
Registration is $40 for adults for an untimed race, $50 for a timed race and $28 for youth (ages 6-12). Racers can also choose to purchase the “Save a Life Package” for $285, which covers your race and donates to support a low-income breast-cancer patient. You can also “Sleep In For the Cure” for a $40 donation without having to leave your bed to race. All participants will receive a commemorative event T-shirt.
Pre-race and post-race activities will take place on the west side of Balboa Park. The starting line is located at Sixth Avenue at Palm Street. Racers can walk or run through the 5K course, which will end at Balboa Drive, south of Quince Street.
For more information or to register for the race, visit komensandiego.org.