Registration for the Komen Knoxville Race for the Cure began June 1. The 16th annual event will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville.

Last year, more than 13,000 area residents participated (pictured left) as runners, walkers and volunteers. The event raised more than $845,000, which supported research, screening, education and treatment support. This year, Komen Knoxville hopes to raise $900,000 and have at least 13,500 participants.

To register online, sign up as an individual or with a team. All registration fees include the official Komen Race for the Cure T-shirt and race bib. In addition, breast cancer survivors will receive a pink survivor T-shirt, hat and race bib along with the race T-shirt.

Volunteers also play a large role in the Komen Knoxville Race for the Cure with their hard work, passion and commitment. Volunteer registration also opened online June 1.

For more information and to sign up for the 2012 Komen Knoxville Race for the Cure beginning June 1 visit