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Running of the gnomes is back with its 7th year! The idea is to raise awareness and collect some money to fight breast cancer.

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The gnomes are coming!

The Running of the Gnomes returns for its seventh year! Join our little pink-haired friends as they race from Dun Morogh to Booty Bay supporting the fight to end breast cancer. This year, the run will be held on the Scarlet Crusade-US realm on October 15 at 4:00 pm PDT / 7:00 p.m. EDT.

This event is a great way to show your support for the cause, and (probably) the best reason we can think of to play a pink-haired gnome.

More details can be found on the Running of the Gnomes blog here, and you can find updates on the Running of the Gnomes Twitter at @WarcraftCares.

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What is this? Gnomes? What is going on?

Running of the Gnomes will benefit the Cleveland Clinic and the creators of the Touhy Vaccine that is currently in the early stages of human clinical trials. If the drug is successful, it could be the end of breast cancer.

Back in 2009, Skakavaz and I came up with the idea to turn SeeD’s tabards pink for the month of October. It was a huge hit with our guild, and at the time, several other guilds on our server were doing similar things.

In 2010 we decided to put together a fun “little” run, with some friends and guildies where we would run from the Gnome/dwarven starting area to the end, and play some games and then have a party at the end, and raise some money for charity. We expected at most 40-50 Gnomes. 140 showed up!!

Why Gnomes?

The whole idea was to raise money for breast cancer, and Gnomes were one of the few races with pink hair making it easy for everyone to rock the pink look on a low level character, and the idea of small change and a small gnomes doing big things was appealing.

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Sample Snapshots of Previous Runs

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On 10/17/2016 at 5:46 PM, PatrickHenry said:

But a thing I would loved to have participated in.

It's a lovely gesture and absolutely love when it does happen. Anything like this shows just how great the various gaming communities can be!

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6 hours ago, Blainie said:

It's a lovely gesture and absolutely love when it does happen. Anything like this shows just how great the various gaming communities can be!

and totally via the free market, and spontaneous order.

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