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Tonight I participated in my first “Running Of The Gnomes.”  This charity event has been taking place every year since at least 2009 to raise money for breast cancer.  This year’s money goes to The Cleveland Clinic, creators of the Tuohy Vaccine, which is currently in the early stages of human clinical trials.

I started around 7pm Eastern time tonight on Scarlet Crusade server by making a pink-haired gnome named Chatters.  I was put into an official running guild and given a pink heart tabard, which took around 20 minutes.  There were a ton of gnomes everywhere!

Gnome Fest

The race started at 8pm Eastern.  I was a bit behind at first because there was so much phasing that I didn’t even see people leaving the starting area.  I also had bad luck in Ironforge by falling off the tram on the way to Stormwind City.

On The Tram

Apparently this might have happened to others as well because there was a regrouping outside the gates of Stormwind City.

Outside Stormwind City

From Stormwind City, we went to Duskwood then Stranglethorn Vale to Booty Bay.

Made by @Dravvie

Made by @Dravvie

As we gathered on the roof of the Booty Bay auction house, the world server crashed.  After this, my toon was sent back all the way to Duskwood, which was frustrating.  Plus I then got baby aggro, so I had to bow out.

Here are some screenshots from other participants of what I missed….

The heart photo op at Booty Bay:

Screenshot by @QueenofXmog

Screenshot by @QueenofXmog

Attack on Orgrimmar:

Made by @Dravvie

Made by @ChiefVoljin

You can also watch the entire event on twitch!  There were several streamers… this one is from twitch user, ElvineMod.

Running Of The Gnomes 2015

Congratulations for another successful gnome event!  There were 2454 gnomes running, and over $3400 has been raised for The Cleveland Clinic so far!  Click here to donate!