The Grand Island Area Cancer Endowment held its "Race for GRACE" this morning. Runners sprinted through Grand Island's downtown area in ten kilometer and two-mile courses.
Traffic was held or routed around the course to give participants safe passage. The Grace Foundation was founded in 2008, and this is only second year for the race, which raises funds and awareness in the battle against cancer.
The morning hours were cool, and the number of runners surprised organizers.
Race organizer Angie Ziller: "It's going really great. I don't have the final count on the numbers, I think we're close to a thousand fifty, so we hit a huge goal. We wanted to hit 800 and we got over a thousand, so that's amazing."
Runners of all ages participated, and registrants received Grace Foundation T-shirts and post-race snacks.