Photo gallery: Thousands pull together to fight cancer at Race for Life
- Credit: Archant
The Royal Norfolk Showground was turned into a sea of pink today when thousands of women took part in the annual Race for Life.
The rain clouds stayed away as more than 4,000 women donned their trainers to run, jog and walk 10k or 5k to raise thousands of pounds to help beat cancer.
Several women took part who had been personally affected by cancer with many carrying messages to loved-ones on their backs for the charity event for Cancer Research UK.
Organisers hailed the success of the 2013 event, with more than 3,000 women set to take part in another 5k run at the showground tomorrow.
Gemma Turpin, Race for Life event manager, said she hoped the event will raise more than £600,000 for the charity to fund research into finding a cure to beat cancer.
You may also want to watch:
'It has been fantastic and they have turned up in full force to show cancer who is boss. The weather has been on our side and it has been absolutely amazing.' 'Everyone has got a reason to take part. Some have beaten cancer, some are fighting it and others have lost a loved-one. It hits every generation and grannies and children have pulled together today to beat cancer.'
'This event has been going for nearly 16 years and they come back year after year and it is so worth it to see over 7,000 ladies come together to fight cancer. Without the sponsorship money we can not make a difference and we are urging people to get their sponsorship forms back to Cancer Research UK.'
- 1 Norfolk wakes up to empty pumps – despite assurances of ‘ample fuel stocks’
- 2 Huge seaside home with indoor pool for sale for £600,000
- 3 Man dies in hospital after fight near Norfolk pub
- 4 Why has a golden dome appeared in this Norfolk town?
- 5 Delays on roads as petrol queues continue
- 6 The Bill star reveals he has moved to Norfolk and why he loves it
- 7 Dramatic pictures as huge barn fire breaks out near coast
- 8 Q&A: All you need to know about fuel shortages
- 9 Queues form at Norfolk petrol stations - despite reassurances over stock
- 10 A11 to undergo 18 months of roadworks
See Monday's paper for a eight page supplement of stories and pictures from the weekend's Race for Life events.