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Sleep In for the Cure!

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Just plug in "Don't want to get up" into the YouTube search engine and the results are hilarious. Humans sagging and plopping back on their pillows. Pets pouncing on their heads to say "Good morning".

The Race for the Cure starts registration at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 5, but for some, you can register on race day all the way up to your 5K race at 9:20 am. 

Runners who are going for timed runs, will need to line up sometime during the 8 a.m. Survivor Parade and Celebration. Komen offers timed heats for 10K and 5K. There are untimed races and events for everyone, even a bus for survivors who can't hack the walk to ride in comfort. 

On Friday, the Old Front Nine, which is a giant green field on LSU's campus, was already being set up with the massive tents, a stage, portalets, and trashcans. People could pick up their race packets and many did. That will cut down on the lines the morning of the race. 

Angela Miller, executive director of Komen Baton Rouge, looked surprisingly calm fewer than 24 hours to "Go" time. As of Friday evening, Komen had about $80,000 pledged, but hopes to raise $200,000. That shows organizers are counting on last minute sign-ups. 

One option is for breast cancer patients too ill to attend, people who work on Saturday morning, and others. 

"It's simply registering online under 'Sleep In for the Cure' and they receive their t-shirt as if they were here," Miller assured. "We'll send it through the mail, We call it 'The Fun Without The Run.'" 

Miller said last year between 400 and 500 people did just that. 

This year, Sleep In for the Cure has a deadline you'll love, its deadline to register is not this month but April 5. 

But you'd miss what is an "electrifying" atmosphere that thousands will enjoy. Race for the Cure is Baton Rouge's largest running event. It is a safe and family friendly mob scene. 

WAFB will have a booth adjacent to the stage with fruit for the runners and twice as many TeamWAFB sport bracelets as last year. Get one while supplies last.

WAFB is proud to be the major sponsor of Race for the Cure. We have a news anchor, spouses and loved ones who've all suffered. We want a cure as bad as you do!

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