Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2004

To eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease through the advancement of research, education, screening, and treatment.

The Brainerd Lakes Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen
Breast Cancer Foundation presents

The 5th ANNUAL
Saturday, July 3, 2004 All Day
5K Run - 5 K Walk - 1 Mile Family Fun Walk
(all events coed)
Brainerd Senior High School Athletic Field

Honorary Survivor Chair - Karen DeVries, East Gull Lake, MN

Schedule of Events:
Friday, July 2

  • 10 am - 7 pm Packet Pickup and Pre-registration, Community Action, 218 S. 5th St. - 2nd floor

Saturday, July 3

  • 7:00 am Packet Pickup and same day registration
  • 8:00 am Aerobic Warm-up
  • 8:20 am Breast Cancer Survivor Photo
  • 8:30 am 5K Run(3.1 miles) - USATF Certification #99002.RR
  • 8:35 am 5K Walk/1 Mile Family Fun Walk
  • 10:00 am Awards Ceremony and Prize Drawings
  • For the safety of all participants, in-line skates and pets are discouraged from participating in this event. Thank you for your cooperation.


E. River Road and E. College Dr., Brainerd. Start and Finish near the Brainerd High School Athletic Field. Parking is available in the lower bus lot, lower student lot, and at Central Lakes Community College.

All Participants Receive:

  • Race T-shirt and goody bag guaranteed to the first 1200 registered
  • Free refreshments
  • Eligibility for valuable prizes at Race Day drawings - Check the Results Board on Race Day for your number. You must be present to win.

5K Run Awards Receive:

  • Top 3 Breast Cancer Survivors
  • 1st Place Master Survivor (age 40-54)
  • 1st Place Senior Survivor (age 55+)
  • Top 3 Men and Women overall
  • Medals to top three Men and Women in these categories:
    13 & under, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-50, 60+ wheelers

(the Walks are not timed or scored)

*NEW* 5K Run Competitive Team Awards:

A team may enter as many 5K runners as they wish, but only the fastest seven will earn points. The first place team finisher will earn 100 points, second 99, etc. Points of the top four will be added for the team score, while points of the remaining three will lower the totals of competitor teams. A team may enter less than seven. Their likelihood of scoring higher than a larger team is diminished but not impossible if they can recruit some top notch runners.

  • First Place Team will receive a plaque.
  • Ribbons will be awarded to the top seven members of the first three teams.

Entry Fees: Pre-registered Race Day

  • Adults (& in Spirit*) $ 15 $ 20
  • Children 12 & under $ 12 $ 15

If you can't participate personally, please consider being a Spirit 'runner; pick up your T-shirt and number and cheer on all the activities or celebrate wherever you may be.

This event will be held rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds, rather, your entry fee will become a donation to the Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure® Affiliate.

Make checks payable to and mail with entry form and fee to:
Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure®
P.O. Box 213
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

Additional entry forms are available at:

Area Ford Dealers
Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce: 1-800-450-2838 or 218-829-2838
Brainerd Community Action: 1-218-829-5278
Cuyuna Range Chamber of Commerce: 218-546-8131 or 1-800-950-2898
Nisswa Chamber of Commerce: 1-800-950-9610
and at all corporate sponsors and many other area businesses.

Our major local sponsors are listed at the end of this information sheet.

Registration & Packet Pickup:

Race packets for pre-registered and same day registrations will be available from 10:00 am to 7:00 PM Friday, July 2nd at Community Action Offices, 213 S. 5th St. - Second Floor, Brainerd
Late registration & packet pickup will be available Race Day on site starting at 7:00 a.m.
Teaming Up For A Cure ™: Five or more individuals from a family, neighborhood, group, school or business who want to participate in any event may form a team. Teams are encouraged to wear their own hats, shirts or distinctive costumes.

Largest team must have at least 20 members in attendance on Race Day and will receive a team plaque. 2003 winner: Team Ginger with 75!
See the Awards Section for information on team competition in the 5K Run. 5K Runners on a team may be included in the "largest team" competition as well.
ALL TEAMS must pre-register by FRIDAY, JUNE 25TH . Team captains must mail all entries for their team in one envelope by June 25th and pick up their team's packets at Community Action Offices, 218 S. 5th St. - Second Floor, Brainerd between 10:00 am and 7:00 PM on July 2nd.

The team captain may also schedule a Race Day Team Photo.

For Breast Cancer Information:

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's National Toll-Free Breast Care Help Line
1.800 I'M AWARE® or 1.800.462.9273
For Komen Foundation news and events, visit . For the latest information about breast health and breast cancer, visit

A Tribute To Breast Cancer Survivors:

Breast cancer survivors who wish to be recognized will receive a complimentary pink cap, pink T-shirt, and button provided by Zeta Tau Alpha and RE/MAX. We would also like to invite participants to recognize those special people who have been touched by breast cancer. "In Memory of" and "In Celebration of" back signs will be available for all Race participants. The Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program is sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha and RE/MAX.

Shop For The Cure®:

Komen Race for the Cure ® merchandise will be available at the Survivor Table on Race Day.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's National Toll-Free Breast Care Help Line 1.800 I'M AWARE® or 1.800.462.9273
For Komen Foundation news and events and for the latest information about breast health and breast cancer, visit .

Friends For The Cure®:

Go the extra mile and help raise additional funds for the fight against breast cancer. Every dollar donated represents another step towards fulfilling the Komen mission by directly supporting our local and international grant programs. GRAND PRIZE to the individual who collects the most donations over $500: Round-trip Air Transportation for two on American Airlines and/or American Eagle to any destination in the contiguous US. In order to be eligible for the Grand Prize, all donations must be submitted together with the form and turned in by Friday July 2nd. Please enclose checks only and do not combine donation money with registration fees. Donations are tax deductible. For individual donations of $250 or more, acknowledgment will be sent per IRS regulations. The Brainerd Lakes Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Tax ID# is: 75-2900552. A 1099 will be issued for the value of the tickets. Additional donations may be handed in on Race Day. Donor names are not shared with any other organization.

Additional Awards for donations at various levels will be announced soon on this site. These awards will be mailed after Race Day.

Race Proceeds:

Up to 75% of the net proceeds from this event will remain in the Komen Foundation Brainerd Lakes Affiliate's service area of CAA and Crow Wing Counties to fund local grant programs vital to breast cancer screening, education and treatment. A minimum of 25% of the net funds will go directly to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Research and Awards Program. The Foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Blinker in memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died of breast cancer at age 36. The Foundation's Award and Research Grant Program supports innovative breast cancer research and a variety of meritorious awards. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than 850 grants totaling more than $112 million for breast cancer research projects.
In 2003, the Komen Brainerd Lakes Affiliate granted over $25,000 to these local and national grant programs. We could not have done this without the support of our local sponsors. Please CLICK HERE to view them and please support their businesses as an additional thank you.