Hundreds take part in the Race for Life at Houghton Hall

The warm up before the start of the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The warm up before the start of the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Hundreds of people have donned their best pink outfits, strapped on their running shoes and taken part in a charity run to raise thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK.

Runners come in to finish the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners come in to finish the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Yesterday evening, almost 1,300 people of all different ages and abilities enjoyed near perfect running conditions as they took part in the 5K Race for Life event in the grounds of Houghton Hall.

Gemma Turpin, Race for Life event manager, said: "It's been a great evening. We've had just under 1,300 participants take part so it's bigger than last year. There's just been a really fantastic atmosphere."

Ms Turpin said the event was on track to reach its fundraising target of £39,000, adding: "The participants have loved it, the weather has been beautiful. It's been a stunning venue - as always, a big thank-you to Lord Cholmondeley for letting us use Houghton Hall and all of our volunteers."

Runners come in to finish the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners come in to finish the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019


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Runners come in to finish the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners come in to finish the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Runners come in to finish the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners come in to finish the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Harry Palmer, 10, with his grandmother, Chris Drewry, and his

The 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Harry Palmer, 10, with his grandmother, Chris Drewry, and his mum, Lesley-Anne Palmer. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Runners come in to finish the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners come in to finish the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The first lady runner to finish the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall, Annie Kelly. Picture: DENISE

The first lady runner to finish the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall, Annie Kelly. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Runners set off at the start of the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners set off at the start of the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Runners come in to finish the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners come in to finish the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Runners come in to finish the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners come in to finish the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Winner of the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall, Callum Kimber, running. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Winner of the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall, Callum Kimber, running. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Friends Shirley Browell, left, and Lucy Harrison. Picture: DE

The 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Friends Shirley Browell, left, and Lucy Harrison. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Family and friends get ready to take part in the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE

Family and friends get ready to take part in the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Denise Goddard collecting for Cancer Research UK at the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture:

Denise Goddard collecting for Cancer Research UK at the 5K Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

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