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Geek For A Cure

(Photo by Dania)

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Columbus, Ohio is May 14th. You've seen us fund-raise for the Hero Initiative and get comic books in to the hands of American soldiers serving overseas. Now we want to walk a 5K event to raise money to end breast cancer, and you can help!

This year we're forming our very own Geektress Team. If you live in the Central Ohio area and want to visit, consider clicking through our team page and signing up! Registration is $30, and you get the official race t-shirt, plus our Wonder Woman logo-d Official Geektress Team T-shirt (as you see above, modeled by moi.)

Last year, Columbus had over 50,000 racers in total and raised over $2.5 million for breast cancer research, which makes us the third largest Race for the Cure in the country! Each year the race gets bigger and breaks its fundraising record, so this is your chance to try and make our race the BIGGEST in the country.

Komen Columbus Race for the Cure Time-Lapse from James D. DeCamp on Vimeo.

When you join the team, you have several options for participation: You are more than welcome to come walk with us on the morning of May 14th. If you're more athletic, you can join in the run, which starts a little earlier. (You can even pay $5 extra for a timing chip to wear and run competitively, if that's your thing.) If you're less athletic and/or you just don't want to get up at 8am to walk around downtown at all, you can stay home and Sleep For the Cure! Registration for all three events is the same, but you'll be a member of our team and will get the awesome shirt no matter what! (The last day for online registration is April 21st!!!)

If you can't make it to Ohio but you'd like a t-shirt, you can purchase one for $20 by clicking here:


There is a $2 shipping charge for all domestic addresses. $10 of the purchase price goes towards the cost of the shirt, $10 will go towards our team fundraising goal of a thousand dollars. Note: The pink of your WW logo will vary from the picture above. Women's sizes run kind of small.

If you'd just like to donate to the team:

You can donate directly by clicking here. You get your name on our race team page, and you get our gratitude.

BUT! If you donate to our team, you'll be registered to win one of the following prizes:

  • Blade Runner Umbrella (super cool)
  • Golden Idol (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
  • and more!

ThinkGeek, Neatorama, and Dark Horse have all donated gifts for a raffle at the end of the race. If you donate to the team, we'll be drawing names after the race and announcing the winners at our Official Geektress Race For The Cure Party.

What's that? OH YEAH!

Post-race, there will be brunch. (Mmmmmmimosas!) And whether or not you race with us Saturday morning, you're invited to come out Saturday afternoon and find out who our Geektress Champions are! (Details on this post-race party are forthcoming. Keep checking back.)

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