Race for the Cure

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The Komen Birmingham Race for the Cure is part of an international series of 5K road races held annually to raise awareness of and funds for Susan G. Komen For The Cure, a national non-profit organization which supports research and outreach efforts in the fight against breast cancer. The local event has been run since 1991. 75% of the funds raised locally, which totaled over $400,000 in 2005, are distributed in the area. The local presenting sponsor is WBRC 6.

Until 2020 the Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama affiliate sponsored the Birmingham race. That year the national organization consolidated operations at its Dallas, Texas headquarters.


The 16th Annual Race for the Cure was held October 13 at Linn Park. The Karen Nomberg Spirit Award was given to a team captain chosen by the members of the 2007 Race for the Cure Planning Committee. The award honors the memory of Karen Nomberg, a long-time NCA board member.


The 2006 Race for the Cure was held October 14 at Linn Park.


The 2005 race raised over $400,000 and distributed funding to the following programs:


  • "Komen Birmingham Race for the Cure Celebrates 15 Years". (September 2006) Birmingham Magazine. Vol. 46, No. 9, p. 85