WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - It may have been a chilly Saturday morning, but that didn't stop thousands from competing in the Purdue Challenge 5K.
More than 2,000 people came out to the race, which was emceed by News 18's very own Liz Nichols and Chad Evans.
A number of Purdue athletes, as well as Purdue Head Football Coach Darrell Hazell, were also in attendance.
Race organizers said more than $70,000 was raised at the race. Organizers said that money will go to the Purdue Cancer Research Center.
"As you're walking along, everyone is smiling," said Director for Purdue Center for Cancer Research Tim Ratliff. "Everybody is having a good time. They feel like they are helping out, and they really are. Real thanks to everyone. We're really, really happy. We've made a lot of people aware of cancer and what they can do to help themselves. We're really pleased about that."
The money from the race will go specifically to the area of cancer research, which organizers said is considered the most innovative.
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