The Bismarck/Mandan Relay For Life event was held this weekend at Century High School.
Around one thousand people and 71 teams registered for the all-night walk to benefit cancer research.
The final lap and ceremony was at around four o'clock Sunday morning.
Relay For Life brings out dozens of family and friends who have been touched in some way by cancer.
This year's speaker is Jeff Ross.
A man who has participated in Relay for Life since 2000 when his mother died from a rare gastric cancer.
He has been heavily involved in Relay for 12 years in 48 states.
Ross say people who do Relay for Life are their own family.
"If you would walk this track you would find there are so many people with a story, just like me, they've been affected by cancer in some way and they're out here to prove that we do not need to stand on the sidelines and take this, we can get in the battle, we can fight back against this disease, it's taken too much from us and we know if we continue to fight, raise money for Relay for Life, when people hear the words cancer, they can be supported."says speaker, Jeff Ross.