Skip to main content

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

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

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.

https://twitter.com/JaneHelmke/status/729302949197840384

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.

https://twitter.com/CarissaKARE11/status/729367594701074432

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:

https://twitter.com/mn_ellis/status/729372770098806784

https://twitter.com/BryanPiatt/status/729339703611162624

https://twitter.com/DylanWohlenhaus/status/729317435858423810

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157034196937355&set=a.403223397354.186923.697167354&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157034522047355&set=a.403223397354.186923.697167354&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/komenminnesota/photos/a.597756710256035.1073741844.105117719519939/1202753446423022/?type=3&theater

https://twitter.com/holzy79/status/729407605702070273

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

Next Up

FSmb9kkWAB0UBqk

Ferocious winds, possible tornadoes leave destruction in MN

Numerous reports of tornadoes and nearly 100 mph straight-line winds.

canoe

Canoe carrying 4 overturns near St. John's University

Of the four, only one was wearing a lifejacket when the boat capsized Wednesday.

pexels beer bar craft brewery

MN's craft alcohol makers back new push to loosen state's liquor laws

The pushback includes loosening restrictions on growler sales for bigger craft breweries and a more direct line of spirit sales to customers.

Screen Shot 2022-05-12 at 8.02.19 PM

Severe thunderstorm warnings in the Twin Cities

It's the second night in a row that severe storms are hitting the metro.

storm

Twin Cities placed in tornado watch ahead of intense line of storms

Photo above is a view from Marshall as the line of storms moved through Thursday evening.

fire pixabay stock

1 dead, 1 escapes western Wisconsin house fire

The single-story home was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived early Wednesday morning.

Wind storms tree

Rare 'particularly dangerous situation' weather watch issued in SW MN

The warning covers an area of Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

fire, firefighter

Dad and 2 children killed in western Wisconsin house fire

A devastating house fire happened early Thursday morning.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

2 suspects involved in Brooklyn Park armed carjacking

The incident happened Wednesday night near a shopping center and Cub.

Alexander Odegaard

Man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for child pornography

Alexander John Odegaard was sentenced in U.S. District Court Tuesday.

Screen Shot 2022-05-12 at 12.15.21 PM

Victim in I-90 crash was storm-chasing meteorologist from Mexico

Martha Llanos Rodriguez died in the wreck on I-90.

Related