The event, known as the Relay for Life, also featured "Miss Relay," which were women dressed as jockeys. That crown went to Missy May, head teller at the Edgewood Branch of Farmers Bank.
Farmers Bank raised $3,000 for the Relay.
As one may have guessed, this year's theme for the fundraiser was "Derby Madness."
This year's Relay raised more than money for cancer research, it also promoted awareness of cancer-related illnesses.
Many local business, organizations and churches participated, both as teams and individually.
Throughout the night, people who donated money walked the track at West Jessamine Middle School, where the event is always held.
Each business had a booth or other such stand or tent set up. Most years it has rained during the local event and this year was no exception, as it started raining late Friday night and into Saturday morning, as temperatures dropped.
After opening ceremonies were held at 7 p.m. on Friday night, the first lap was walked by local survivors.
Cancer survivor R.J. Corman, a Nicholasville resident and railroad tycoon, ran 15 miles, along with Ben Taylor of Taylor Made Farm.
"It rained again this year, but we were there, and we have been since it [the Relay] started," Corman said. "We were the Relay's first corporate sponsor, and we hope to make the event even bigger and better next year."
After the individuals walked, people began to walk in teams.
East Jessamine Sophomore Josh Bryant was chosen as this year's Grand Marshall.
Various awards were given out, including the best decorated theme site which went to The Jessamine Journal for its paper mache horse.
Other events included a scavenger hunt, a children's tent with face painting and games, a three legged race on the track, card games, musical chairs, a cake walk, tug of war, wheel barrow race, stick horse race, Hula Hoop contest, and many others.
Blue Grass Energy employees Ashlee Coffee and Bill Hall were among the 12 on their team who walked. Their tent's theme was "Climbing for the Cure," and was decorated with ladders and hard hats.
"It was really cute," Coffee said.
Ten team members walked for Blue Grass Energy, which raised $913.86.
More information about this year's local Relay can be found in the April 27 edition of the Jessamine Journal.
Most local fund raising totals are not yet available, however.