2013 NEPA Race for the Cure

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Saturday, September 21, 2013
Downtown Scranton
Runners/Walkers:  8:30am

Thousands of men and women will be touched in one way or another by the dreadful hand of breast cancer, so we continue to run and walk for the cure.

The 23rd Annual Komen NEPA Race for the Cure® remembers those lost, honors those who survive, and raises important funds for mammograms, awareness, research and education.  Susan G. Komen® Northeastern Pennsylvania serves 16 counties in northeastern and central Pennsylvania.

Some important changes this year are noted on the bottom of this post, please be sure to review them.

There is nothing like the sight of thousands of people marching together toward a single purpose.  That’s what you experience when you join the WNEP family on the streets of Scranton.  Join us by pre-registering at:  http://www.komennepa.org/   The first 6,500 registrants get a free t-shirt!  If you register online, you’ll even get a discount on your registration fee!

2013 offers more than a Race!  Kick off the weekend right with a visit to the Pre-Race Luminary Ceremony and Pasta Party.  Friday, September 20:  Luminary Ceremony at 6pm at Courthouse Square, then All You Can East Pasta Dinner ($10 charge) at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center from 7pm-9pm.

Too early on a Saturday for you?  Go online and register to Sleep-In-For-The-Cure®!  You can support the Cure from the comfort of your own bed… and receive a race t-shirt.

Be a part of the “HOPE” Experience.  You’re registration fee will get you a t-shirt and bib, access to the “HOPE” Tent, pre-race breakfast, refreshments and an exclusive gift!

You can walk or run in honor – or memory – of someone.  Bring a friend, your family and your co-workers.  Make, keep and share a promise for a breast cancer-free life.


  • Race Weekend is moved one week to September 21, 2013
  • Race starts at 8:30am
  • T-shirt Pickup/Race Day Registration Location:  131 North Washington Ave., Scranton
  • Hermes Sports and Events will provide timing chips at a nominal fee
  • New Luminary Ceremony and Pasta Dinner

WNEP-TV is proud to be a Local Presenting Sponsor of the Komen NEPA Race for the Cure®.