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Race Information

Race for the Cure


Registration for 2015 Komen Iowa Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 3 is now open  Sign up now!! 

Please remember that individual fundraising will remain open through October 31, 2015. 

Please remember that individual AND team fundraising will remain open through October 31, 2015.  After that date, everyone eligible for fundraising rewards will be notified with their award certificate and redemption information.  Our top fundraising teams will be informed of the award they will receive at the 2016 Race for the Cure.  Help us reach our goal of raising more than $1 million this year! 

Email and we will get back to you as soon as we can to help!  Due to the high volume of emails we receive, we appreciate your patience as we respond.

Please scroll down for information about the following:

Online registration will remain open through September 30, 2015 at 5 pm.  
After that time, paper registrations will be taken at packet pick-up on Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2 at Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines, or on Race Day on the Race site at the State of Iowa Capitol Grounds.  Please note that prices increase $5 per person for paper registrations received after online registration has closed.

5K Walk/Run
1 Mile Walk and Talk
Sleep in for the Cure*
      Regular Registration (through 9/30/15)                 $35.00 
      Late Registration 
(10/1, 10/2, 10/3)                       $40.00 
Kids' Race Registration**                                   
      Regular Registration (through 9/30/15)                 $15.00 
      Late Registration (10/1, 10/2, 10/3)                       $15.00  
     ** Must be 2-10 years old to participate.  
Chip Timing (Required for all timed runners)                 $4.00
Packet Mailing (required to have packets mailed out)     $4.00
 *Sleep in for the Cure- Be part of the fun without the run! If you aren’t a runner or can’t join us on October 3, but want to support the cause, sign up as a part of our Sleep in for the Cure and receive a Race for the Cure™ T-shirt and packet. If your plans change and you can join us, you will be welcome to participate in any untimed event.

T-shirts guaranteed to the first 10,000 registrants. Size requested cannot be guaranteed. Unclaimed shirts will not be mailed.

Show your support for the fight against breast cancer by purchasing our unique line of running ribbon merchandise at the ShopKomen merchandise tent at Individual Packet Pick-Up or on Race Day.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Komen Iowa Race for the Cure. 

Merchandise is also available year round by clicking on the Shop Komen link at

Please visit our 
Teams page for everything you need to know about being a part of a Komen Iowa Race for the Cure Team!

Awards will be given out to the largest Race teams (by category) and to the highest fundraising teams (by team size).  Check out the Team Awards Page for more information!

Remember – Team Boxes will not be packed for pick-up so if you plan to pick up multiple shirts at Merle Hay Mall before the Race, just be sure you have the list of names and we will pull them for you when you arrive.

Your registration gets us to the starting line, but it’s your fundraising that will help us find a cure.

Again this year, we have some AWESOME fundraising incentives that you choose! Please visit our Fundraising page for everything you need to know about raising funds to help support our mission.

Please bring any donations for you or your team to the Donations Tent, located in the center of the Capitol grounds.  Please note that this is the only place you will be able to drop off money on Race day.  

Please help us track your donations by including this form with all contributions.  Print and fill it out in advance to save time on Race day!

We couldn’t put on a successful race without the amazing support of over 500 volunteers! Please 
visit our Volunteer page to sign up today!  Many different opportunities are available before and after the Race.  All Race volunteers will receive a T-shirt courtesy of Georgia-Pacific, the makers of Quilted Northern Ultra Plush, in appreciation of their efforts.  

Need more information? Email or call the Komen Iowa office at (515) 309-0095. 

Due to the high volume of calls we receive before Race day, we strongly encourage you to email your questions and appreciate your patience as we work through our messages.

This event will occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds. Your entry fee will be used as a donation to the Komen Iowa Race for the Cure® - Des Moines