Thousands race for Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

Thousands race for Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure
Team 12 at the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Thousands of people laced up their sneakers and put on their pink outfits for the 21st Annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure.

The recreational run and walk kicked off at 9 a.m., but the competitive run and walk started at 7:30 a.m.

Meteorologist Andrew Freiden completed the 3.1-mile race in just under 25 minutes.

Traffic reporter Candice Smith said she was going to do the race with her mother, which is just in time for Mother's Day.

Anchors Sarah Bloom and Eric Phillips participated in the race as well.

There were new changes to the course this year. Instead of using the Manchester Bridge to get back to Brown's Island, runners and walkers used the T. Tyler Potterfield Bridge. Sarah and Andrew were congratulating the participants as they crossed the bridge.

The goal of Saturday's race is to raise money for breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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