Fundraisers went to new heights Saturday morning in an effort to raise money for cancer research. More than a thousand people ran the stairs at TCF Bank Stadium in the “Climb 4 Kidney Cancer” race. Kidney cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer, killing almost 14,000 people each year.
Colon cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the nation and on Sunday, thousands are doing their part to raise awareness of the disease.
Today is the day we celebrate all of the mothers in our lives. And that’s one reason why thousands of people are at Mall of America Sunday morning.
A race where participants did not have to run at all took place in St. Paul Saturday morning. As soon as they started, participants were done! The St. Paul Saints ‘Zero-K Couch Race’ lets participants plop down on a couch and cheer on the actual runners.
Thousands of runners and spectators will be out this weekend for the 32nd annual Twin Cities Marathon. More than 28,000 participants will compete in running events Saturday and Sunday. Saturday events at the state Capitol include the TC 10K and the TC 5K Run/Walk.
It’s something people are pretty uncomfortable talking about: babies who are stillborn. It’s also something that became real to our WCCO-TV family last year. Aaron Goodyear, whom we call “Goody,” is a photojournalist at WCCO-TV. Last December, he and his wife, Amber, lost their baby late in the pregnancy.
How far will crazed Vikings Fans go to find a QB? Right to the White House!
The Twins’ ballpark was busy this morning — hours before their afternoon game. It was the “finish line” for Fifteen’s 5k, hosted by Twins pitcher Glen Perkins and his wife Alisha. Perkins wears jersey No. 15. The race started at the Metrodome and ended 3.2 miles later at home plate at Target Field, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Saturday’s 5K was a run that carried a much deeper meaning than exercise. The “5K for Dani J” race was for Danielle Jelinek, who was found dead near her boyfriend Aaron Schnagl’s home in May. Schnagl’s in jail on drug charges. The event had her name all over it — from the fast tunes to the footwork.
A little visit to Iowa by Sen. Amy Klobuchar has news outlets from CNN to ABC speculating she is considering a run for President of the United States. Klobuchar is brushing off the talk insisting she loves her current job. But the buzz is not likely to subside. Emily’s List has her on their list of potential candidates.
There will be no “Running of the Bulls” at Canterbury Park after all. While Canterbury had not formally agreed to host “The Great Bull Run” next year, the event was tentatively scheduled for next May.
Her family is busy organizing Saturday’s first annual “5K for Dani J.” It will take place at Colby Lake in Woodbury, a place she knew well.
A Minnesota woman finished a 1,300 mile run Thursday night. It started in April, when Allyson Loisel-Murray left Galveston, Texas and wrapped up Thursday night in Chanhassen. All along the way, Murray raised awareness for traumatic brain injuries and stroke prevention.
Minnesota State Lottery players won nearly $3.9 million in prizes during the 6 ½-week run up to Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot drawing. The run ended with a single $590.5 million winning ticket sold in Florida. But two tickets sold in Minnesota for the drawing are worth $10,000.
More than 40 Twin Cities runners gathered on St. Anthony main on Monday, jogging along the Mississippi River to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.