17th Annual Race for the Cure on Saturday

This weekend, get ready to put on your pink for the 17th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

This weekend, get ready to put on your pink for the 17th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

According to their website, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

The 5K race takes place on Mercer’s Campus, with the starting line near the Hilton Garden Inn. The race begins at 9 a.m., but racers can arrive as early at 7.

Even if you are not taking part, keep in mind, there will be road closures and detours as a result of the route. They are as follows:

·        Montpelier blocked/detoured at Carling Ave, before crossing the interstate

·        Coleman Ave blocked/detoured at Linden Ave.

·        Oglethorpe blocked/detoured at Adams and Calhoun Streets

·        No traffic allowed to turn onto Monroe/Tattnall St. from Forsyth (no right turn)

·        One lane of southbound Forsyth St. will be coned off for runners

·        No traffic allowed to turn onto College St. from Forsyth

·        Ash St. blocked at Calhoun

The goal of the 5K is to raise $80,000, and that money goes toward breast cancer screenings and treatments. According to special events coordinator, Mollie Russell, 75 cents of every dollar raised will stay right here in Central Georgia.

Wednesday, September 21 is the last day to register online, which will stay open until 12:00 p.m. You can also register in person the day of the race, but it will cost five dollars more.

For a parking map, click here. 


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