The 5k, organized by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, is in it's second year in the Twin Cities. The money raised goes to breast cancer research, medical care and spreading awareness about the disease. Almost all of the funding stays in the community.
Many raced to support a friend or family member, but some are cancer survivors themselves, like Laurie Roth.
"I guess I want to represent a survivor and people can see me, that I'm here, I'm alive and I am surviving," Roth said.
Rosemary Orndorff was dressed up in pink, a reminder that she also won the fight against the disease.
"You know breast cancer used to be a death sentence and now there's a lot of pink shirts and caps here today which is beautiful. All of the other people who are here to try to cure this cancer," Orndorff said.
The Twin Cities race is one of 120 worldwide.