Mid-Missourians Race for the Cure

Columbia’s second annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure took place on Sunday, Sept. 18. Race for the Cure is an annual race that supports the effort to find a cure for breast cancer. It has been held all over the nation since its kick-off in 1983.

Sunday, Sept. 18 –

Columbia’s second annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure took place on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Race for the Cure is an annual race that supports the effort to find a cure for breast cancer. It has been held all over the nation since its kick-off in 1983.

Shortly before 8:30 a.m. in the morning, runners and walkers prepared for the race to cheerful music with the help of lively warm-up instructors. Participants of all ages showed their support by wearing pink. Some participants even went the extra mile and dressed up in costumes, from pink wigs to fairy wings.

The event was hosted with large tents where participants could explore and pick up free souvenirs both before and after the event. The race began early to avoid the rain and runners and walkers were cheered with enthusiasm as they set off to complete the 5K race.

This longer race was followed by a shorter, less vigorous race for kids at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers handed out water bottles as participants walked and ran through the finish line.

– Mackenzie Scott
23 News
Staff Writer

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