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Early Bird Registration Now Open for the May 18, 2013 Komen Detroit Race for the CureĀ®

Looking for that special gift that’s unique, fun and supports a great cause? Now is the time to register for one of the most inspirational events in southeast Michigan – the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®, locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. Early bird registration is being offered now for the 2013 Komen Race for the Cure which will be held Saturday, May 18, at Comerica Park. Early bird registration offers a saving of $5 - $10 off most registrations now through Feb. 1. There will be a slight price increase starting Feb. 2 so now is the time to act.

 Team Registration - ONLINE 
  • Youths age 6 – 17 and seniors age 65 and older:  $15 now through April 30. 
  • Adults age 18 – 64:  $25 through Feb. 1. $30 Feb. 2 – April 30. 
  • Online team registration closes April 30.
Individual Registration - ONLINE  
  • Youths age 6 – 17 and seniors age 65 and older:  
    • $15 now through Feb. 1
    • $17 Feb. 2 – May 16
    • $25 on Race day
  • Adults age 18 – 64:  
    • $25 now through Feb. 1 
    • $35 Feb. 2 – May 16 
    • $50 on Race day
All registrations include a Race packet with t-shirt and numbered bib. Survivors receive an additional pink shirt.

Manual (paper form) registration costs slightly more and is available at a variety of one-stop locations, listed on the Komen Detroit website.

Children ages 5 and under are free but must be officially registered by a parent or guardian to participate.

For those who may not be able to attend the Race, or just prefer to sleep in on May 18, Sleep In For The Cure® is just the ticket! When you register in this category you’ll get a “Do Not Disturb” hang tag and a special “sn00ze” Race bib with your Race t-shirt. You can register as a Team or Individual. For more information on registration visit 

Known as one of the best days in the city of Detroit, the May 18, 2013, Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® has something for everyone. Ten thousand pink ribbons will decorate the Woodward Race route where 22  bands and entertainment groups will perform; sponsors will have giveaways and offer exciting interactive activities. 

WHAT: 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® 

5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk 

Locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute  

WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

7 a.m.: Street closures begin; onsite registration starts; all booths open 

8 a.m.: Opening Ceremony honoring survivors and the memory of lost loved ones 

9 a.m.: 5K Run, followed by 5K Walk and 1-Mile Walk

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Closing Ceremony with runner and team awards

WHERE: Comerica Park - Midtown Detroit

WHY: To help save lives and end breast cancer forever.

What You’ll See

  • Children’s Activities Area 
  • 10,000 pink ribbons and WSU ArtsCorps Detroit figures
  • 22 bands/entertainment groups
  • Pink carpet-runway for Survivors
  • Warriors in Pink Drummers, powered by Ford
  • Ford Warriors in Pink interactive trailer 
  • Memorial Site – communal art 
  • Surprises from Route Neighbors Survivor Café 
  • Survivor Trolley 
  • Numerous sponsor giveaways 
  • Shop for the Cure®   
  • Warriors in Pink apparel 
  • New Balance Lace up for the Cure® gear
  • Closing Ceremony with runner and team awards
  • Local media celebrities

Many metro Detroit businesses will be offering incentives to Race registrants wearing this year’s Race t-shirt. Visit the Komen Detroit website in the coming weeks for more information.  


“For more than three decades, Susan G. Komen has been seeking cures and helping low-income, uninsured and under-served women have access to life-saving breast cancer screenings and treatment services. That mission has never changed,” said Maureen Keenan Meldrum, chair, Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®. “Here in metro Detroit, since 1992, the Komen Detroit Race has raised and invested over $23 million to help end breast cancer. We’re grateful for the continued support of metro Detroiters and look forward to seeing everyone on May 18, 2013, as we unite as a community to help save lives and end breast cancer.”

Each year, the Race awards 75 percent of the net proceeds to breast cancer screening, treatment support and education programs for medically underserved people in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. The remaining 25 percent funds breast cancer research grants awarded through Komen for the Cure.

Thanks to a generous crowd of 30,000, including 1,200 volunteers, 500 teams and 100 sponsors and underwriters, the 2012 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® awarded more than $1.55 million to local community programs as a result of $2.3 million raised. In addition, $317, 300 was contributed to Komen’s Award and Research Grant Program, benefitting scientists committed to ending breast cancer. 

The Karmanos Cancer Institute has served as the local presenting sponsor of the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® since its inception in 1992.  

To register for the May 18, 2013 Race or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities go to Komen Detroit Race for the Cure or 

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