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Twin Cities 20
The 1st Annual Susan G. Komen Twin Cities 20, A Walk to End Breast Cancer, will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020! The route will take participants on a 20 mile trek from Southdale Center in Edina, Minnesota to the State Capital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Join us as we gather to raise funds, bring awareness, celebrate cancer survivorship and honor those who have lost their battle to the disease.
We walk for those who cannot. We fundraise to save lives and prevent the next generation from suffering. We come together as survivors, co-survivors and those living with breast cancer so that in the future, we never have to walk again.
Saturday, August 8th, 2020
Opening Ceremony at 7:00am (CDT)
Closing Ceremony at 4:30pm (CDT)
Starting Location- Southdale Center, Edina, Minnesota
Ending Location- State Capital, St. Paul, Minnesota
20 Mile Walk Includes- Lake Harriet, Lake Nokomis, Minnehaha Falls, Highland Park, Grand Ave. and Summit Ave.
20 MILE WALK (AGES 13 & OLDER): Join us for a non-competitive women’s, men's, and children's scenic walk that starts in Edina and finishes in St. Paul, MN.
VIRTUAL WALKER: Can't join us in person for the walk? Register to be a virtual participant! If you are going to be out of town, working or prefer to snooze instead of lacing up your walking shoes, this is the event for you!
Now through July 24th is $40.00 (All Ages)
Fundraising Minimums (Required):
Adult (Ages 22 & Older) required fundraising minimum is $750.00
Youth (Ages 13-21) required fundraising minimum is $500.00
Virtual (All Ages) required fundraising minimum is $750.00
*Your entire fundraising minimum is due by the day of the Walk. If you have not raised your entire amount by the day of the Walk, you can turn in additional donations or self-donate to meet your required fundraising minimum.
Online Registration Deadline:
Individual and Team Online Registration Close Date is July 24th, 2020, 11:59pm (CDT)
Parking and Transportation:
There is plenty of parking at Southdale Center, which is located in Edina, Minnesota, conveniently located off of 66th Street and France Avenue.
At the conclusion of the event, complimentary bus ride service will be provided back to Southdale Center.
Teams are welcome and encouraged! A team consists of a group of people who pre-register for the walk as members of the same team. You can join or create a Team Fundraiser to set and achieve a goal with others!
If you are interested in being a Team Captain and creating a team online, you will have the option of creating your team as you register yourself. When a team is created, there is a Team fundraising page and also an Individual fundraising page created for the team captain. (Each registrant will have an individual fundraiser page created.)
Online Donations- Make an Online Donation to a Participant or a Team – Click Here
Offline Donations- Make an Offline Donation to a Participant or a Team – Click Here
*Donations can be attributed to an individual’s page (which will be included in the team page total if they are on a team) or directly to the team’s page.
Refer friends and family to join you for the Susan G. Komen Twin Cities 20. You can earn a $40.00 REFUND from your registration fee by referring 5 friends to sign up and join you on your walk! All you need to do is share your unique referral link that you receive via email after you register.
Local sponsorship is critical to our being able to support local breast cancer programs and national research grants. When you invest in a Susan G. Komen Twin Cities 20 sponsorship, you invest in the lives of the people closest to you... the people of your community... your family, colleagues, neighbors and friends. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2020 Susan G. Komen Twin Cities 20, please download and review the following files.
2020 SGKTC20 Sponsorship Brochure- Click Here
2020 SGKTC20 Sponsorship Agreement- Click Here
Where Your Money Goes:
Up to 75 percent of the net funds raised stay in Minnesota to support education, screening and treatment initiatives and a minimum of 25 percent is contributed to the Komen Foundation's Award and Research Grants Program for groundbreaking research efforts. Click Here for more information.
A 20-mile walk is not as hard as breast cancer. Check out suggested training tips to help you get prepared for the walk. Click Here
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the SGK TC20?
The SGK TC20 is a 20 mile walk which raises funds to help support life-saving, breast-health programs right here in Minnesota. With funds raised by the Komen Minnesota Affiliate, community grants will be made to support evidence-based strategies and promising practices to reduce disparities in breast cancer mortality in Minnesota.
What can I expect on event?
We’ll kick off the event with an opening ceremony taking place at 7:00am at Southdale Shopping Center. From there we’ll walk through some of the most scenic parts of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Every 3 to 4 miles along the walking route, we'll provide pit stops. At pit stops, we’ll have cold water and sports drinks along with light snacks and restrooms. Medical teams will be available at all pit stops. Around the halfway point of the route, a light lunch will be provided. The finish line will be held at the State Capital in St. Paul where we’ll all join together to celebrate our journey at our Closing Ceremonies.
Is there a fundraising minimum?
Participants ages 13-21 have a fundraising minimum of $500; Participants ages 22+ have a fundraising minimum of $750.
What if I don't raise my required fundraising minimum?
Your entire fundraising minimum is due by the day of the Walk. If you have not raised your entire amount by the day of the Walk, you can turn in additional donations or self-donate to meet your required fundraising minimum.
Can team members share or split donations?
We ask that each team member still raise her or his minimum fundraising requirement on their own, however, team fundraising will be pooled (team captains can opt out of this if they do not want their donations to be pooled). For the sake of the cause, we hope each team member will raise even more than their minimum to do their part. The purpose of a team is to support each individual in doing more, not less, than they could do on their own. Donors can donate to your individual fundraising personal page, or to your team page. All team funds, whether on an individual page or team page, will be pooled to go towards the entire team. Team Captains, please contact us at 952-746-1760 for additional instructions.
Team members are allowed to pool their fundraising IF the team captain wants their team set up that way (keep reading...). An example of "pool your fundraising" is as follows: Team Johnson has 2 Adult Walkers, and 1 Youth on their team. As a team, their fundraising minimum they have to meet is $2,000, which is $750 (Adult #1) + $750 (Adult #2) + $500 (Youth) = $2,000. Let's say Adult #1 on Team Johnson raises the entire $2,000 on his/her personal fundraising page, the entire team is able to Walk because the team, as a whole, met their fundraising minimum. This calculating is done offline by the Walk office as the website is not set up for team fundraising like this. If your team does NOT want to pool their funds, we do not have to calculate it that way. Contact us with questions.
Can one team member raise the money for all members? Can we pool our donations?
Technically, yes. Just make sure that the total amount of donations covers the minimum fundraising amount for each Walker. Meaning, if you have 5 Adult Walkers on your team, you must raise 5 x $750 (the required fundraising minimum for Adult Walkers) = $3,750 to have met your fundraising goal.
Are there any age limitations?
Walkers must be at least 13 years of age by the end of the year the event takes place in order to participate. Registered walkers who are 13-17 years of age must provide a minor consent form signed by a parent or guardian and be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also a registered walker.
What if I can’t walk 20 miles?
If during the event you are unable to continue walking or just need a break, one of our support vehicles will transport you ahead on the route.
What is a Virtual Walker?
If you are going to be out of town, working or prefer to snooze instead of lacing up your walking shoes, this is the event for you! This option allows you to support the cause from out of town or the comfort of your own bed.
If you register as an individual or a team member and reach your fundraising minimum, your T-shirt will be mailed to you after the event. Your fundraising will add to your team’s fundraising total. You will receive a fundraising page once you register.
Is there busing back to Southdale Center after the event?
Shuttle service will be provided for any participant who would like a ride back to Southdale Center to pick up their vehicle following closing ceremonies. Otherwise, Lyft and Uber options are also available.
Do I need permission from my Doctor to participate?
If you have serious medical conditions, it is strongly recommended you get approval from your doctor.
Is the event held in bad weather?
This event will occur rain or shine. Susan G. Komen Minnesota reserves the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. Please make sure to pack a rain poncho in case rain is predicted the day of the event. If the weather gets too severe,there is a back-up plan for evacuating the route and relocating to make sure that everyone is safe. Safety is our top priority.
Is my registration fee refundable if I cannot participate?
All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If I can’t participate in the event what happens to my donations that I have raised?
They will be used as a donation to Susan G. Komen Minnesota.
Are donations tax deductible?
Yes. All donations are 100% tax deductible.
Can I bring a pet?
Sorry; pets are not allowed at the event.
Once I'm registered, how do I resend my confirmation email?
RunSignUp allows you to access your registration through your Profile. From there you can resend your confirmation email if you have misplaced it, or if you have not received it. Click Here for more information.
Once I'm registered, how do I change my t-shirt size?
RunSignUp allows you to change your t-shirt size or you can call us at 952-746-1760. Click Here for more information.
Once I'm registered, how do I change my RunSignUp password?
If you ever happen to forget your password, simply open up the “Login”box (here: https://runsignup.com/login),and click “Forgot Password?” At this point, you can enter in the email address you use to access your RunSignUp account, and click on the button labeled “Reset Password”. Click Here for more information.
Once I'm registered and created my team, how do I invite others to join?
The following is a link to your Registration and Team Captain Homepage where you can email your team members,invite participants to join your team, and check your team roster. Click here and login in the upper right-hand corner.
Once I'm registered and created my team, how do I manage my fundraising team?
For information on how to manage your fundraising team on RunSignUp- Click here for more information.
Once I'm registered, how do I start online fundraising?
The following is a link to your Fundraiser Headquarters,where you can email family and friends encouraging them to donate. You can also set a goal and customize your page. Click here and login in the upper right-hand corner.
Once I'm registered, how do I manage and access my fundraising page?
For more information on managing and accessing for fundraising page on RunSignUp- Click here.
E-mail email@example.com or call Susan G. Komen Minnesota at (952)746-1760.
*This event will occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. Should that become necessary, there will be no refunds and your entry fee and donations will be used as a donation to Susan G. Komen Minnesota®.