14th Annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

June 16, 2012 6:00 AM

susan g komen race for the cure 14th Annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

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2012 Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure
9288 Dielman Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63132
(314) 569-3900

Hours: Sat, June 23
Click here for schedule
Click here to register

In 2011, 64,461 participants, 4,982 survivors and 1,000 teams raced in the 13th annual Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure. This year promises to be just as big or bigger, including everyone with pedicabs for survivors who can’t run across the finish line this year. The largest series of 5K walk/runs in the world, raising millions to help fight breast cancer, honor those lost and celebrate survivors since the first race in 1999. Seventy-five percent of the St. Louis race funds will go toward area breast cancer programs, with the remainder put toward national breast cancer research programs.


Price: free to $5 per day

There are 28 parking facilities close to the race route. Expect to pay $3 to $5 daily, though AmerenUE offers free parking in two lots. Garage and parking lots are available on a first-come basis. Click here for more information. There is a drop-off location at Market and Tucker for wheelchair users and persons with mobility challenges. Pull up to the barricades at the drop-off location to enter.

Transportation Alternatives

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St. Louis MetroLink offers two starting locations, one south of the city on Lansdowne Avenue on the border of the city of Shrewsbury and Saint Louis city, and the other located north of the city at St. Louis Lammert airport. Metrolink will drop you at 8th and Pine, just minutes from Soldiers Memorial Park.

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The Race for The Cure will be set up in Soldiers Memorial Park, at 14th and Market streets. Soldiers Memorial Park will host the Survivor Pavilion, race registration, sponsor tents, team photos, the main stage and pre-race water.

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Race Participation

The race is a certified, chip-timed USA Track & Field 5K — 3.1 mile — course. Timed 5K runners, who pay an additional $5 to register, will receive a T-Shirt, race bib, disposable race chip and certified completion time. Non-competitive runners and walkers in both the 5K, fun walk and wheelchair events receive a T-shirt, race bib and a great workout. Registered survivors receive a free pink cap and T-shirt provided by Bank of America and Zeta Tau Alpha, plus a commemorative pin. Participants are encouraged to recognize those touched by breast cancer by wearing “In Celebration Of” and “In Memory Of” back signs available at the registration blitzes.

Race Routes

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Race events are staggered to accommodate the wheelchair participants, timed and untimed runners, and walkers. The staggered start times ensure that all participants are finished in time for the awards ceremony. The one-mile fun walk/run starts at 13th and Olive and goes to Olive and 20th, 20th and Market then to Market and 15th. The 5K runs start at 13th and Olive to Olive and North Compton then to North Compton and Market, finishing at Market and 15th.

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Race for the Cure St. Louis awards metals to the first-place finishers of the 5K run in men’s and women’s wheelchair, male and female breast cancer survivors in a timed and untimed run, and male and female runners in the timed and untimed run.

Sleep in for the Cure

If you can’t participate in Saturday’s Race for the Cure, you’re not out of the game. Komen’s Sleep In for the Cure participants receive a race T-shirt and an additional item for helping to raise funds in association with the event, so register now and sleep late on Saturday.

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Dine Out for the Cure

Date: Thurs, June 21
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More than 100 St. Louis-area restaurants are donating part of their proceeds to Race for the Cure. Participating restaurants are located throughout the greater St. Louis area in Missouri, extending as far as Kimmswick, and in Illinois, from Alton to Swansea. Visit one of the participating restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and eat for the cure.


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Lemp Mansion
3322 DeMenil
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 664-8024

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William J. Lemp, St. Louis’ first American lager beer brewer, purchased the historic Lemp Mansion, built in the early 1860s. The Lemp Mansion is known for its haunted history, yet features luxurious period furnished suites, modern amenities and a restaurant on-site. Lemp Mansion is less than four miles from the Race for the Cure starting line.

The Brewer’s House Bed and Breakfast
829 Lami St.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 771-1542 or (888) 767-4665

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The Brewer’s House Bed and Breakfast, once a Civil War home, is located in the Soulard district of St. Louis. It features secure off-street parking, a hot tub, rooftop deck, common room, and of course, breakfast. Enjoy both period and modern furnishing, and fireplaces in several rooms. The Soulard district is one of St. Louis’ oldest neighborhoods, just seven miles from the Race for the Cure site.


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Hannegan’s Restaurant and Pub
719 N. 2nd St.
St. Louis, MO 63012
(314) 241-8877

Hannegan’s restaurant and pub is a replica of the U. S. Senate Dining Room in Washington, D.C., with warm wood walls and lots of tables and booths for comfortable dining. The menu features toasted ravioli, a St. Louis original, and the best local beers are on tap. Located on Laclede’s landing in St. Louis, the pub has been a St. Louis favorite for more than 30 years.

Soulard Farmer’s Market
730 Carroll St.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 622-4180

After the race, historic Soulard Market is a great place to eat an early lunch. Relax at Julia’s Café or Lona’s Lil Eats in the southwest wing. Then spend the day shopping the Soulard mall, featuring fresh produce, meat, fish, flowers, fashion boutiques, hand-made jewelry and craft vendors. Soulard Market offers a sample of St. Louis history at one of the oldest farmer’s markets in the United States.

Pennee Struckman is an accounting professional in St Louis, MO. She currently writes for Examiner.com on topics related to parenting teenagers and living well on a budget in St. Louis. She is also a professional financial management writer with articles and white papers published by a well-known information firm. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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