LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Saturday marks the 20th Anniversary of Arkansas' Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Organizers expect 36,000 to attend.
Registration is down 3,000 from last year. Sherrye McBryde, Arkansas' Susan G. Komen Executive Director, said many things may be to blame including the economy, the federal shutdown, and the number of other races rising.
"The federal government shutdown could not have come at a worse time for us," McBryde said.
The race was the country's 4th largest in 2011.
"It's because of everybody coming together as one on Saturday morning and just having a great time," said Mike Gavigan, Chairman of Arkansas' Race for the Cure.
Mike Gavigan is the first male chairman the race has ever had. He lost his mother to breast cancer seven years ago, so he walks for Molly.
"Somehow, we take something terrible that tears families down and rise back up and put a positive spin on breast cancer," he said.
Free public parking will be available in many lots near 4th and Broadway. Registered survivors can park at the Metropolitan National Bank.
For last minute registration, you can sign up online or before the race starting at 6am.