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Need to Know: Komen Race for the Cure 2019

Looking to lace up your running shoes and show your support for those battling Breast Cancer? Here's how!

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Bring on your pink! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Knoxville will host the 2019 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Oct. 19.

The race raises money for the Susan G. Komen foundation which supports the fight against breast cancer. It will start and end in World's Fair Park and winds around the perimeter of downtown Knoxville.

If you missed the online registration, you can still register in person Saturday from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. for $40, $30 for Youth.

If you're not a runner or an early bird but still want to show support, you can sign up for "Sleep in for the Cure" and receive a t-shirt. If you can't financially support the cause, you are invited to cheer on runners and walkers the day of the race!

Looking to volunteer? Click here

Can't make it but still want to help? You can make a general donation by clicking here.

Participants can head to World's Fair Park that morning. The 5K Walk/Run starts at 8:30 a.m. on the Clinch Avenue Bridge. You can look at a race map here. The one mile Family Fun Run/Walk starts at 9 a.m. by the Chocolate Factory

Race Day Registration and packet pickup is from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. The survivor breakfast is set for 6:30 a.m.

Downtown Knoxville - The Knoxville Susan G Komen Race for the Cure kicked off early Saturday morning, Oct. 27. The day started with vendors and support groups setting up booths in World's Fair Park to serve as resources for breast cancer survivors and their families.

There will be several road closures because of the event. Click here for parking information.

For more information about how to sponsor the 2019 Knoxville Race for the Cure email Race@KomenEastTN.org or call 865-588-0902.

If you're a mom hoping to tote your kiddos in a stroller, they will be permitted during the race. No pets are allowed on the course or at the event.

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