Women run together in annual Heart & Sole 5-Miler - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Women run together in annual Heart & Sole 5-Miler

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(Source: Dawndy Mercer Plank/WIS) (Source: Dawndy Mercer Plank/WIS)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

More than 1,300  women hit the pavement in Columbia Saturday morning to raise awareness for the number one killer of women - heart disease - in the 16th annual Lexington Medical Center Heart and Sole 5-Miler. 

Runners of all levels - from the most competitive to complete beginners - met at Finlay Park to compete in a 5-mile run, 5-mile walk and 3-mile walk. 

At the finish line, they were greeted with a finisher's medal, water, roses and chocolate covered strawberries.

Shawanna White was the first to finish the 5-mile run. She said it was her third year running the women's only race.

Check out a slideshow of participants at the WIS photobooth by clicking here! 

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