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The 24th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, but the tens of thousands of pink-clad people who are expected to participate will take over downtown Little Rock about sunup.

The starting line for this massive 5K footrace and parade -- with about 25,000 male and female participants, one of the largest pedestrian events in the nation -- is on Broadway between Capitol Avenue and Fourth Street. The course will cross into North Little Rock during its 3.1 miles, using the new Broadway Bridge, and return to Little Rock using the Main Street Bridge.

The finish line is at Capitol Avenue and Gaines Street.

A competitive 5K begins at 7:30 a.m., with timing and awards for its racers, who will gather at the front of the huge pack. Another, larger 5K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m., trailing after the elite racers on the same course they take. A 2K Walk begins at 8:20, and a Survivor Parade begins at 9:30 a.m.

The advance fee is $30 for the run/walks and $40 for the competitive race.

Registration and packet pickup are available through 2 p.m. Friday at Race Space in the Pleasant Ridge Town Center near Belk, 11525 Pleasant Ridge Road, Little Rock. Pickup opens at 7:30 a.m. every day and closes at 6 p.m. today through Thursday.

Race-day registration and packet pickup will also be available from 6 to 8 a.m. at Fourth and Arch streets.

For more information, visit raceforthecure.org.

Arky 100

The Arkansas Bicycle Club is hosting its annual group ride at 8:30 a.m. Sunday from Sheridan Community Center, 1511 S. Rose St. in Sheridan. Options are 25, 50, 62, or 100 miles.

Online registration is available until 5 p.m. Thursday for $35 at arkansasbicycleclub.org, or register on-site.

Please send tips for active recreation to

cbyrd@arkansasonline.com

ActiveStyle on 10/09/2017

Print Headline: Komen Race is afoot; Arky 100 ready to roll

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