2015 Tyler Komen race will switch to downtown

Published on Tuesday, 2 September 2014 10:41 - Written by

The next Susan G. Komen Tyler Race for the Cure will be at a new location, according to an announcement sent this morning.

The 17th Annual Susan G. Komen Tyler Race for the Cure will take place in May 2015 in downtown Tyler. The event previously took place at Bergfeld Park.

“We are hoping that the change in location will peak the curiosity of past participants that haven’t been racing with us the past few years and bring people out that have never attended the race before,” Kathryn Martinez, Komen Tyler’s executive director, said in this morning’s announcement. “We are really wanting to rejuvenate the race and utilize the entire downtown area while engaging all of the businesses that reside downtown. We want people to know that.”

The theme of the next Tyler Race for the Cure is “We Live Here. We Race Here. We Save Lives Here.”

According to this morning’s announcement, 75 percent of the money raised at the event goes to local nonprofit organizations that offer breast health screenings and breast health education to the uninsured and underinsured of Smith County.