ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Hundreds of runners will be in the area this Saturday for the largest all-women’s race in Virginia.

The Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler is expected to involve more than 1,200 runners and walkers along its Garth Road course.

Proceeds from race registrations and other donations go to support the University of Virginia Breast Care Program, which offers various services.

Since 1983, the Women’s Four Miler has raised more than $4.2 million to help buy a mobile mammography unit, increase access to early detection screening for rural and underserved communities, provide 3-D digital mammograms, offer screenings for the uninsured and low-income, and more.

This is the 41st year for the race, which will start at Foxfield. Drivers will need to be extra cautious if they have to go through the area, but officials are urging them to find alternate routes if possible.

The race begins at 8 a.m. but participants can begin to arrive as early as 6:30 a.m.

Garth Road will close to vehicular traffic at 7:30 a.m.

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