Susan G. Komen South Florida Sets Date for 2018 Race for the Cure®

The date has been set and on Saturday, January 27, 2018, downtown West Palm Beach will once again be awash with pink. The 2018 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® will welcome thousands of breast cancer supporters, survivors and their loved ones to join together at the Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL for the 27th annual Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure.

Runners, walkers, corporate and community teams and individuals of all ages are welcome to join the celebration that is so much more than a 5K, and show why they are committed to be More Than Pink™, a movement that highlights the people who act, donate and get involved to help Komen achieve its Bold Goal to reduce the nation’s 40,000 cancer deaths by 50% by 2026.

New this year, Race registration prices have been lowered to $30 for adults and just $10 for children under 12. Komen South Florida is offering special pricing for school teams, too. Call the hotline at 888-470-6374 for more information.

The Race for the Cure® is one of the largest movements across the country and raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. The event celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

The race site opens at 5:30 a.m. with registration at Palm Beach Post Centennial Park, followed by activities throughout the morning, including:

7:30 a.m. Women’s 5K USATF Run (3.1 miles)

8:15 a.m. Men’s 5K USATF Run (3.1 miles)

9:00 a.m. Team 5K Walk (3.1 miles)

9:15 a.m. 5K Walk (3.1 miles)

9:30 a.m. 1-mile Family Fun Walk at Post Park / Runner’s Ceremony

10:00 a.m. Tots Run (ages 5 and under

10:10 a.m. Kids Run (ages 6-12)

10:20 a.m. Awards Ceremony / Entertainment at Meyer Amphitheatre

10:30 a.m. Survivor Recognition Ceremony at Meyer Amphitheatre

Where: Meyer Amphitheatre, 105 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, FL

The Race is unique in that 100% of the net proceeds are allocated to Komen’s mission. Seventy-five percent of the net income stays in the South Florida community to help fund local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment. Twenty-five percent supports critical research through the Susan G. Komen® Grants Program, impacting breast cancer patients locally, and around the world.

National sponsors of the 2018 Race for the Cure include presenting sponsor Bank of America, American Airlines, Ford, New Balance. Local sponsors include presenting sponsor South Florida Ford Dealers Association, Alpha Media, WPTV, Good Samaritan Medical Center, University of Sylvester at Deerfield Beach, Tropical Shipping, FPL, College Hunks, Evelyn & Arthur, Comcast, and Knight Corporations. Special thanks to our 2018 Pink Ribbon Café breakfast sponsor Lickstein Plastic Surgery; Kids Zone sponsor Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, P.A.; healthcare sponsor, Florida Cancer Specialists; and first aid sponsor, MDNow.

For race information, contact Nichelle Rains at [email protected] or call 888-470-6374.

If You Go:

What: Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure®.

When: January 27, 2018; 5:30 a.m. registration; 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. races for all ages; 10:30 a.m. survivor recognition ceremony

Where: Meyer Amphitheatre, 105 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, FL

Registration: Visit www.komensouthflorida.org/race

Contact: To learn more, call (561) 514-3020, email [email protected], or visit www.komensouthflorida.org/race.