DETROIT (WWJ) – Michigan’s biggest breast cancer event is changing locations in 2014.

The annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will move from its current location at Comerica Park to Detroit’s Chene Park.

Karmanos Cancer Institute presents the race locally, and says the planned construction of the new M-1 Rail will make it impossible to stage the race at Comerica.  An estimated 40,000 people take part in the race, now in its 23rd year.


The 2014 Race for the Cure happens Saturday, June 7.

“We have a strong history and an exciting future. We’re delighted about progress in Detroit, including construction of the M-1 Rail which precludes an event of this size at Comerica Park,” said Maureen Keenan Meldrum, Race chair, in a media release.

“We’re grateful for years of support at Comerica Park, and appreciative that Detroit’s Special Events team and the Detroit Police Department helped us choose our new venue,”  Meldrum said. “Our mission is the same – ending breast cancer. With our community’s support, we’ll carry on our Komen Detroit tradition at an exciting new venue and look forward to seeing 40,000 of our closest friends on June 7.”

Since inception in 1992, the race has raised and invested more than $25 million to support needs-based breast health programs in our community and fund breast cancer research in Michigan and around the world.

Fees are the same as last year. Early bird registration saves $5 to $10 off most registrations now through Feb. 7. Registration fees increase Feb. 8, so now is the time to act.

Registration is open now at this link.


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