More than 3,000 women will hit the pavement through Albemarle County this weekend to raise money for breast cancer research. Saturday is the 30th running of the Charlottesville Women's Four Miler.
Organizers hope to raise $400,000 this year for the University of Virginia Cancer Center. The proceeds will support patient education programs and provide free mammograms for women without insurance.
Cynthia Lorenzoni is the race co-director and said the race has a special meaning for many of the runners and walkers.
"I think everybody must know somebody that has had cancer and feels compelled to help raise money for the cause," Lorenzoni said.
Runners and walkers will check-in at Foxfield in Charlottesville. The four miler begins at 8 a.m. and the route stretches along Garth Road.