Pink Celebration for Komen Race
NBC reporter Pat Battle leads throngs of runners and survivors at the annual event.
Thousands of runners and walkers showed up at South Mountain Reservation this weekend - among them breast cancer survivor and television personality Pat Battle - to take part in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
The annual run, which draws participants from all over the New York metropolitan area, raises thousands of dollars to fight cancer, particularly for women. Cancer survivors were honored at the race and the mood was alternately jubilant and emotional as the women and their accomplishments were recognized.
Besides running the race, visitors could visit numerous booths, take home souveniers, and listen to music, and take part in zumba dancing. Despite the off and on showers over the weekend, Sunday's weather cooperated for the runners and walkers.
According to the Komen organizers, here are some of the race winners:
MALE - FIRST PLACE
Brandon Ellison (Morristown)
Time: 18 minutes 4 seconds
MALE - SECOND PLACE
Keith Kelleher (Hoboken)
Time: 18 minutes 37 seconds
FEMALE - FIRST PLACE
Heidi Hullinger (New York)
Time: 19 minutes 37 seconds
FEMALE - SECOND PLACE
Kirsten Peterson (New Providence)
Time: 21 minutes 38 seconds
SURVIVOR - FIRST PLACE
Sherry Peterson (New Providence)
Time: 25 minutes 00 seconds
SURVIVOR - SECOND PLAcE
Lynn Bircsak (Westfield)
Time: 27 minutes 17 seconds