Six thousand pink-haired gnomes will be racing in World of Warcraft next week for breast cancer awareness

by: Russell -
More On: World of Warcraft

Throughout the year there are several different gaming events put on for the purpose of raising money for various causes. One in particular is something unlike anything I've personally ever seen until this year, and the fact that it's an annual event makes me wish I had heard about this earlier. On October 12th six thousand...yes six THOUSAND pink-haired gnomes will be racing from the Gnome starting zone to Booty Bay in World of Warcraft in an effort to raise money for women with breast cancer. While the event isn't being streamed at the moment, some users have captured various moments over the previous runs so there's bound to be some videos taken this year as well.

If you'd like more info including how to donate to the cause, you can check out the official Running of the Gnomes Tumblr page as well as the event's FAQ page. The event takes place on October 12th at 7pm EST on the Scarlet Crusade US server. Donations can be made over at

The embeded video was made two years ago and shows the route that closely resembles the route this year's run will use.