For the year's winner of the Tupelo's Susan G. Komen race it was a chance to strive for something meaningful.
"It gives running a purpose," Jonathan Stewart, race winner. "You're doing something beyond yourself, doing something for other people and it's a fun event."
The goal is to someday find a cure and so many who participated say they have their own purpose, to walk or run in honor of someone as well as the cause.
"I personally am walking in honor of my grandmother Ginny Avery," adds Hannah Summerford, Tupelo resident. "She was affected by breast cancer and passed away, so we're just really excited about being here and walking in memory of them."
'Our church was affected two years ago," added Traci Nowlin, Sherman resident. "My pastor's wife Linda Owen is a survivor and today I am representing her."
For people who are currently diagnosed with breast cancer or whether they have a family member, friend or loved one that's in the same situation, they say through events like this whether it be a walk or a run, you're one step closer to finding a cure."
"This is just a wonderful outing to bring awareness to breast cancer," adds Sue Love, Falkner resident. "Survivor rates are going up and it's very encouraging to all of us survivors."
For those who ran or walked they also had to brave the cold temperatures.
But for this cause they say nothing was going to deter them.
"Well we know that people who battle with breast cancer can't get out of it," adds Brittany Clayton, Mooreville resident. "We figure even with the cold we could deal with it to honor them."
"Mom and I came out here to support breast cancer and it was really cold," added Stacy Harmon, Mooreville resident. "I got all cute and dressed up and we enjoyed it."