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Running of the Gnomes is World of Warcraft's Biggest Community Charity Event

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The little people of World of Warcraft are set to accomplish something big again this year with the ninth annual Running of the Gnomes event set to take place on Saturday, October 13th at 4:00 pm Pacific / 7:00 pm Eastern on the Scarlet Crusade server (NA). The charity event benefits The Cleveland Clinic and its research on the Tuohy Vaccine, "a vaccine that can prevent Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, which is often hereditary and the most deadly form of breast cancer".

As the name implies, players create pink-haired Gnome characters and meet up in the racial starter zone before setting off on a literal run to Booty Bay before heading off to Orgrimmar "to give out kisses and licks to the current Warchief". Last year, the event saw over 7,000 players help raise $17,000 for the clinic. 

Donations can be made via the official Gnome Run 2K18 charity site.

Want to know more? Head to the Running of the Gnomes site to get all the details.


Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom