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Registration now open for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Roanoke

Hundreds participate in the Race for the Cure (Image 1)
Hundreds participate in the Race for the Cure (Image 1) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - The annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Roanoke is less than a month away.

It's the eighth year for the event but this year, there's a twist.

Runners who used to get up early for the 10K, 5K or one-mile race to raise money to end breast cancer will now get to sleep late. This year it will be an afternoon race followed by a post-race party with food trucks, beer, games and music by Rutledge.

The Virginia Blue Ridge chapter of Susan G. Komen has raised nearly $2 million with its races so far. All the money raised remains in the 42 cities and counties the chapter serves.

"It supports our friends and our neighbors who maybe can't afford a mammogram," said Executive Director Catherine Warren. "If you can't afford a mammogram, they're not going to get one so the money we raise provides mammograms for the uninsured and under-insured to make sure that were saving lives right here in Roanoke and the surrounding communities."

Race for the Cure is Saturday, April 29.

The race begins at 4 p.m. The after party is from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Reserve Avenue Race site.

Registration fees increase March 31 at midnight. You can register for Race for the Cure as an individual or as part of a team online.