Putting on the pink at the Komen Race for the Cure

10171775_827158123973451_7101154267379524938_nFor the second year in a row I joined the parade of pink in downtown Austin yesterday, running in the Komen Austin Race for the Cure. Go here to see my gallery of photos.


Women with pink mustaches. Guys with pink wigs. Couples in matching pink tutus. Crowds of people in pink crowns, pink T-shirts, pink shoes and pink feather boas.

In all, more than 9,200 people participated, raising more than $351,000. (Fund-raising continues through Dec. 16.

Congratulations to winners:

  • Female survivor Melissa Sankey with a time of 24:05.2
  • Male survivor Stephen Nabinger with a time of 22.29.0
  • Female (non-survivor) overall winner Marissa Flournoy with a time of 19.34.4
  • Female (non-survivor) masters winner Shannon Pressley with a time of 19:55.1
  • Male (non-survivor) overall winner David Melancon with a time of 17:40.5
  • Male (non-survivor) masters winner Louis Kokemak with a time of 20.03.6.


Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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