Race for the Cure kicks off Saturday morning


The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicks off in Indianapolis Saturday morning.

WTHR Channel 13 is proud to sponsor this event, which gets underway at 7:30 am this morning.

Participants can start registering or pick up race shirt packets from 7:00 to 8:30 am at the registration shelter in Military Park in downtown Indianapolis.

Survivors will meet up at 7:15 am in the Survivors' Tent, and the opening ceremony gets underway at 7:30 am, followed by the Pink Parade.

The Kids' Dash will be held at 8:40 am, followed by an aerobic warm-up with Zumba.

The competetive 5K run starts at 9:00 am, followed by the participant 5K run/walk at 9:10 and the one-mile family walk at 9:20.

Race course maps

Military Park map

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