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You can register at www.tbbcf.org or you can submit a paper registration, form available at www.tbbcf.org.

The registration fee is $30.

First the distance - We have a full marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), quarter marathon (6.55 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) options.

Children under the age of 12 are welcomed and encouraged to participate in our Family Friendly Walk at Camp Harkness.

Next – All walkers will select the in-person or virtual walk option. We are offering both options this year. In-person walkers will be completing their distance on walk day. Virtual walkers will choose their day and location to complete your distance.

Yes, you can form a walk team. In fact, teams are encouraged as it makes the walk more exciting.

Everyone needs to register as an individual, but you can also now designate a team. Many walkers who are training and walking together raise funds as a group/team so that everyone can reach their fundraising commitment. If you elect to do this, it is important that checks/donations are clearly labeled as to whose walk account they should be applied. You can create a team name or join a team when you register. Your team total will show on your team fundraising page. 

Yes, this is a fundraising walk. This event is our biggest source of research dollars. It is only through the donations that we can fund valuable breast cancer research. You have until December 31 to turn in your donations. 100% of all fundraising monies goes toward breast cancer research!

For In-Person Walkers: Marathon - $500; Half Marathon - $250; Quarter Marathon - $200; 5K - $150.

For Virtual Walkers: $150 for any distance.

Cancer survivors and Students (ages 12-22years) $100 for any distance.

Yes - we encourage participants of all ages and ability levels. Only participants 12 years and older are required to register and required to fundraise. Be advised that the route is paced for walkers that can maintain 14–20-minute miles. Children under 12 years only allowed on the 5K course.

Yes - you can, by registering at www.tbbcf.org. We encourage this! Please help us spread the word! Note – Donations can only be accepted in US dollars

Checks made out to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation or TBBCF can be sent to: 187 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320. Please do not send cash. Be sure to include the walker’s name that the donation should be directed to in the memo area of the check.

Each registered participant will have their own fundraising page. Donations can be made electronically (by credit card) directly to their individual page.

In-Person Walk FAQs

Click here to download the 19th Annual Walk for a Cure Directions.

The walk routes are posted in the Walk Route Tab under Walker Resources. Please note that there will be signs along the routes and volunteers along the way at some cross points.

YES, but car-pooling is suggested.

Shuttle buses will be available from Camp Harkness to each starting location to return walkers to their cars. The 1st shuttle will depart Camp Harkness at 2:30pm, and the 2nd at approximately 4:15pm when Closing Ceremonies have concluded.

Yes, we will have two in-person training walks in late summer, and we have suggested training loops located in Old Saybrook and Mystic posted for your convenience in the Walker Guide.

YES. The half marathon? YES

As in the past, food will be provided at Closing Ceremonies.

Congratulations – this is exciting! We can adjust your registration. Contact us at 860-437-1400 or [email protected] to make any changes. Note: If you decide to walk the full marathon, your fundraising commitment would increase to $500. If you are a student or cancer survivor, your fundraising commitment would remain at $100 (although it would not change your fundraising commitment, please let us know so we can have accurate data and know how many walkers to expect on each route). Fundraising is open through December 31. Please advise of any changes to your registration. 

YES.  Times and location to be determined.  Packets can also be picked up on Walk Day at the start of each marathon. Be sure to check your email for all of the walk details.

Due to safety concerns, pets are not permitted on the Walk route, or at closing ceremonies.

The minimum age for walking is 12. Children in strollers or under the age of 12 are not allowed on the walk route due to safety concerns. 

Children between the ages of 12 and 17 can register to walk if they are accompanied by an adult (does not need to be a parent). The fundraising commitment for youth is $100.

Children under the age of 12 are welcomed and encouraged to participate in our Family Friendly 5K Walk at Camp Harkness.

TBBCF’s Walk for a Cure will take place rain or shine. Due to the complicated logistics of planning and executing the Walk, there is no rain date.

Should there be strong predictions of a significant weather event such as a Nor’easter, hurricane or rain with significant flooding, the Walk will be cancelled. The Walk Chair will monitor the weather forecasts and radar, and should severe weather be predicted, a decision will be made by 9am the day before the Walk.

Cancellation announcements will be communicated via the website, email and social media. There will be no rain date for the Walk.

Tips for walking in the rain are outlined in the Walker Guide found on the website under Walker Resources.

Our logistics are set up for walkers. The Walk is based upon walkers maintaining a 14–20-minute mile pace. If you are faster than the 14-minute mile walkers, you may miss hydration and other necessities at the pit stops.

We are confident you can finish your walk, but if circumstances are such that you are unable to, our “Sweep Vehicle” will pick you up and bring you to either the next pit stop, or to Camp Harkness (finishing point).

We recognize that many walkers use head phones while walking. For safety reasons, we don’t recommend using head phones; however, if you do, please pay attention to your surroundings, especially in traffic. We strongly discourage texting while walking.

Virtual Walk FAQs

A virtual walk is one in which the participant does the walk at a time and place that is convenient for them.

A virtual walk is a way to participate and support a cause, even if you cannot be present for the in-person event. We are offering the virtual option in addition to the in-person walk for anyone that wants to participate but can’t be physically present.

Simply register for our event, complete your chosen distance anytime and anywhere you desire (even on a treadmill), fundraise, and submit donations to TBBCF. 

NOTE: If you register for the Virtual Walk, this means that you will not be attending the In-Person Walk. If your plans change and you will be able to attend the In-Person Walk, please let us know to ensure that we have enough resources for everyone on walk day. Also please be advised that the fundraising commitment will change based on the distance chosen.

Always tell a friend when and where you will be walking, always carry identification with you, always obey the rules of the road, and pay extra attention if using headphones while walking.

Because it is a virtual walk, you can perform any exercise you like, e.g., treadmill, bike, swim, run, etc.

Yes, this is a fundraising walk. It is only through donations that we can fund valuable breast cancer research. You have until December 31 to turn in your donations.

That is the beauty of a virtual walk.... you can complete it in a way that is convenient to you.

There is no requirement to submit or verify the completion of your walk; however, we would love to have you submit photos and/or comments on social media using #tbbcfwalk19.

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