Saturday Marks 29th Year for Charlottesville Four Miler
Bright and early Saturday morning, 3,500 women will hit the pavement in Albemarle County to raise money for breast cancer research. The Charlottesville Women's Four Miler is returning for its 29th year.
Proceeds from the all women's race provide free mammograms to women without insurance through the University of Virginia. The money also helps fund breast cancer research projects.
Cynthia Lorenzoni, the director of the race said, "It's made a huge difference, and the people at the breast care program will tell you that. It's just the things that they are able to do for these patients, a lot of it comes from funds from the four miler."
Last year's race raised $335,000 from entry fees and sponsorships.
It kicks off at 8:00 at the Foxfield Race Complex on Garth Road. That means Garth Road will be closed for much of Saturday morning and traffic getting out to Foxfield will be backed-up well before and after the race.
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