It’s a relatively new twist on the traditional race to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer: a race for only women.
More than 600 runners registered to take part in last night’s 5K run along the Wilmington Riverfront. The event benefited the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.
Race director Barb Brown Kursh says the women-only concept is popular with runners. “We wanted to bring back a women’s only 5K for breast cancer last year, [and] this is bigger than last year by over two hundred more,” she said. “There’s a big demand, I think, for women’s-only for the cause of breast cancer.”
This is the second annual Women’s Race for the Pink Ribbon. Kursh says she expects even more for year three. “I think we’ll hit one thousand next year.”