Thousands turn out for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

The dress code: Pink men on stilts, glowing pink trees, fairy wings, big wigs, pink hats, fluffy tutus and fun sneakers

MIAMI – Downtown Miami turned into a big pink party Saturday morning. 

It was all to support breast cancer awareness and raise funds for local programs. The 19th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event started at Bayfront Park at 6 a.m. 

Event organizers said about 20,000 people were there to participate in the 8 a.m. race, and about 10,000 were there to cheer. 

Miami police were helping drivers at street closures to make detours. Public transportation will follow a different route until 11 a.m.

On Biscayne Boulevard, Lainey Kieffer's team and the Andrea Nugent's team were having fun. Kieffer was near a man she called "DJ Zak Mann" who had a portable speaker and dance music. 

Nugent was celebrating her son Zachary's ninth birthday. 

"Walking for all the survivors out there, and for our dear warrior friends in heaven," she said. 

Check out pictures from the race here: Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure 2014 slide show

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