From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Race for the Cure forecast Saturday

May 9, 2014 - 08:00 AM
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Even a few rain showers won't dampen the spirit at tomorrow's Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure.


Get ready for a sea of pink along the National Mall tomorrow morning.  It's the 25th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in our Nation's Capital.  It promises to be a positive and uplifting day in hopes of raising awareness and money for breast cancer research. 

Pre-race festivities begin at 6:30am with the event kit pick-up and survival reception.  Our very own Jacqui Jeras will speak at the survival reception and will be in attendance with her mom who is a breast cancer survivor. 

The opening ceremony starts at 7:30am.  Both Jacqui Jeras and ABC7's Alison Starling will emcee the event.  The runners take off at 8am and the walkers at 8:15am. 

Race weather will be a little damp.  You'll want to bring the rain jacket, as there could be a few isolated showers/sprinkles.  The good news is it doesn't look like there will be any widespread, heavy rain to deal with.  Temperatures will start out pre-race in the mid to upper 60s with low 70s expected by the end of the race.

Metro will open at 5am.  The Metro Center, Smithsonian, and Federal Triangle stops will be your best option.  The race starts at Constitution Ave and 15th St. NW. 

Even with a few showers possible tomorrow morning, I don't think it will dampen the mood in D.C. on Race Day.  Tomorrow we fight, to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research.  We come together as a community to offer support to those who have lost the battle, those who are fighting, and for the survivors.  Breast cancer has affected too many of us.  We will find a cure.

Make sure you stop by the ABC7/NC8/Politico tent to say hi and receive a few free goodies.  We'll see you there!

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