Hundreds take part in the Race for Life at Houghton Hall
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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.
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."
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