MIAMI (CBSMiami) — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that means it’s time for South Floridians to lace up their walking and running shoes for the 21st annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
The Race for the Cure will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in front of Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
More 10,000 participants are expected to join the walk/run, which raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
Streets will shut down beginning at 5:00 a.m. and are expected to reopen by 1:00 p.m.
On-site registration opens at 6:00 a.m. The survivor procession and ceremony kicks off the race at 7:30 a.m. when survivors walk to the stage and take part in a ceremony dedicated to honoring breast cancer survivors.
CBS4 is a proud sponsor of the Race for the Cure and the openning ceremony will be emceed by CBS4’s Lauren Pastrana.
That’s followed by a 5K timed run at 8:45 a.m., then an untimed 5K walk/run at 9:00 a.m. There’s also a tot run for kids ages 2-7.
Also taking part in the day’s activities are CBS4’s new traffic reporter Bianca Peters, on stage from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and anchor Eliott Rodriguez who will be on stage from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Participants race to raise cancer research funds, honor survivors and remember the people who didn’t survive.
Due to the large crowds and the race course, there will be street detours and closures. Expect delays and plan to arrive early.
Miami Police officers will be deployed along the route to assist motorists.
No handbags or bookbags are allowed at the race.
Participants who are driving should allow plenty of time for increased traffic. Parking will be available in several lots and garages, including the Bayside Marketplace Garage for $3.00 before 8:00 a.m. with $1.00 of the parking fee benefitting Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale.
Participants are also encouraged to use mass transit or schedule a ride in advance with Uber. For every new Uber rider who enters the code KOMENMIAFTL, Uber will donate $5.00 to Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Uber pickup and drop off will be at 401 Biscayne Blvd., a short walk to Bayfront Park.
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