Southern Nevada Race for the Cure set for May 2

The Fremont Street Experience will be awash in pink May 2 for the the 20th Annual Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada Race for the Cure.

The 5-kilometer race at the center of event will start at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Clark Avenue and will finish at the intersection of Fremont East and 6th Street. Registration will start at 8:15 a.m. Individuals can participate in a 5K or a 1-mile walk.

Fremont Street Experience officials will donate 100 percent of SlotZilla revenue to the Southern Nevada affiliate of Komen, the world’s largest grassroots network fighting breast cancer. The contribution will cover everyone who flies on the lower Zipline or upper Zoomline on May 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Zipline starts at 77 feet, and riders are secured in a seated, harness position on an 850-foot flight, half the length of Fremont Street Experience. Zoomline riders launch from 114 feet and fly in a horizontal position going 35 mph 1,750 feet across the length of the venue.

Since 1996, the Race has grown from 1,359 participants to more than 12,000 who participated in May 2014. Some 75 percent of the proceeds are returned to the community, and the remaining funds go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Program.

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