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Published September 29, 2013, 04:25 PM

Thousands gather for the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Thousands of runners wearing pink gathered in Sioux Falls on Sunday for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

By: Associated Press, WDAY

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Thousands of runners wearing pink gathered in Sioux Falls on Sunday for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

The South Dakota race relocated last year to Sioux Falls from Vermillion.

Runner Nicki Loucks, a 49-year-old Crosby, N.D., woman diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, told the Argus Leader that she considers herself "very fortunate" despite having a few bumps in the road to recovery.

"It's very humbling because I know there's people who've had it a lot worse than I did and obviously some people haven't even survived," said Loucks, who's been cancer-free since 2008.

The organization's state executive director Mary Kolsrud said last year's race raised $74,000 for the foundation. This year's goal was $100,000.

"We were about halfway to there before race, it's so exciting," Kolsrud said.

More than 140 teams signed up for the race, which started under an arch of pink balloons in Falls Park. Participants ran through downtown streets before looping around back to the park.

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