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Komen Race for the Cure

Ali Allison
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - This year's Komen Race For The Cure was one for the record books.

The men and women we talked to Saturday morning say it's all about education and awareness.

A pink sea floated along downtown Amarillo Saturday morning, as close to 6,000 runners and walkers participated in this years breast cancer race, which is the biggest race in Amarillo.

Organizers say they've really pounded the pavement this year, working hard to educate people and bring awareness to breast cancer, and it all led up to Saturday.

"Everything is going so well we have far exceeded the numbers we hoped for5,500 500 more than last year, we are at 5,800 plus we haven't gotten a final yet."

Something that brought in new competitors was Komen kids.

It's an interactive area for the littlest walkers that had games, slides, several popular characters like Nickelodeon's Tootie from "Yo Gabba" and the Nestle Quick bunny.

If you missed Saturday's mornings race , you still have a chance to donate and wear pink, the Tri-State Fair Rodeo is having their "Tough Enough To Wear Pink" Saturday night, when you buy a program the money goes to the greater Amarillo Komen For The Cure.

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