BANGOR, Maine — The Komen Maine Race for the Cure will be held this Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Bangor Waterfront and there are still several ways to register.
Online registration at komenmaine.org will be available until 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14.
The Race has a new registration and T-shirt pick up site at the Broadway Shopping Center this year. The store is located near TJ Maxx between H&R Block and Sherwin Williams. Pre-Race Registration and T-shirt Pick Up will be open on the following dates and times:
• Sept 12, 4pm – 8pm
• Sept 13, 4pm – 8pm
• Sept 14, 4pm – 8pm
• Sept 15, 9am – 2pm
Procrastinators can register on Race morning, Sunday, September 16th at the Bangor Waterfront from 7:30am to 9:30am. However, all registration fees are an additional $5 on Race morning.
The first Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® took place in Dallas, Texas, in 1983 with 800 participants. Today, the Komen Race for the Cure® series is the largest 5K series in the world with more than 120 races and more than 1 million participants expected this year. The Susan G. Komen Maine Affiliate hosts two races annually — one in Bangor which has been held since 1997 and one in Portland since 2010.
Due to the annual success of the Bangor race and growing support for the Portland race, the Komen Maine Affiliate has invested more than $2.6 million for education, screening and treatment programs and over $750,000 for breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Grants Program. Nearly $500,000 has returned to Maine in the form of research grants through that program.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Promise: to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
For additional information about the Race, visit our website at www.komenmaine.org or find us on Facebook (facebook.com/komenmaine) and Twitter (@komenmaine).