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Susan G. Komen 'Race for the Cure' returns in person after two years

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
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The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Columbus will be in person for the first time in two years on Saturday.

The expo opens at North Bank Park pavilion. The race will kick off on Long Street, loop through downtown and finish at Spring Street.
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The expo opens at North Bank Park pavilion. The race will kick off on Long Street, loop through downtown and finish at Spring Street.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation in Columbus expects close to 7,000 participants in tomorrow morning’s 5K Race for the Cure at North Bank Park pavilion.

It is also the 30-year anniversary of the event, which was held virtually for two years due to COVID-19. Director Alyssa Petrella said it raised over $30 million in that time for research, advocacy and patient services.

“This event helps us to continue to provide the programs and support that our patients need and deserve,” Petrella said.

People can also register for the event virtually by downloading an app that will track steps. It will earn those participants a virtual finishers badge.

Anyone who still wants to participate can register on site at 6:30 a.m. A parade will be held before the race starts at 8:30 a.m. It's $40 for adults to attend and $30 for children under 18. After the race, the foundation will host a block party for everyone in attendance.

Map of the expo.
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Map of the expo.

Tyler Thompson was a reporter and on-air host for 89.7 NPR News. Thompson, originally from northeast Ohio, has spent the last three years working as a Morning Edition host and reporter at NPR member station KDLG Public Radio and reporter at the Bristol Bay Times Newspaper in Dillingham, Alaska.