Thousands walked and ran on Mother's Day at Race for the Cure


Tens of thousands of people dressed in pink gathered for the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday morning to walk or run in honor of those affected by breast cancer.

The event has become a Mother's Day tradition for hundreds of Minnesota families who also attend to raise funds and bring awareness to the disease.

The event took place at the Southdale Center in Edina. There was a 5k wheelchair race and 5k run, as well as a 1k walk and 5k walk around Lake Cornelia.

The Komen Race for the Cure began with a single race in 1983 and has grown to a global race series in more than 150 cities with more than 1.6 million participants, the organization notes. Susan G. Komen Minnesota has raised more than $44 million and awarded grants to Minnesota nonprofits for breast cancer awareness, treatment and research, the organization says.

Here are some photo's from Sunday's event:

If you missed it, there are a variety of other Susan G. Komen Minnesota events coming up:

Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure – June 25

Get Your Pink On Golf for the Cure – July 23

Breast Cancer Ride – August 13

Susan G. Komen Twin Cities 3-Day – August 19-21

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend – October 7-9

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Runners and walkers enjoyed a beautiful Sunday at the Mall of America for the annual event. Race organizers told KARE 11 they were expecting more than 50,000 participants again this year. However, earlier this month, officials said donations were off more than 12 percent.