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Thousands of women flock to Nowton Park to support fight against cancer in Race For Life

Race for Life (2461113)
Race for Life (2461113)

The annual Race for Life took place today in Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds.

Thousands of women flocked to the park in wonderful shades of pink to support all types of cancer research.

The 5k and 10k runs followed a cross country course around the park where racers were encouraged to complete by either walking, running or jogging.

Gill Burgess, event manager, said: "We believe to have raised around £84,000 and donations are still coming in.

"Everyone has there own reasons for participating in the race, some people are doing it in memory of someone they have lost, others to find a cure to cancer."

The race took place this morning, with the fastest runner finishing the 5k event in 23 minutes.

As well as an array of pink fancy dress costumes, there was also a fun warm up for the racers and music played for the women.

To donate visit the Race for Life website raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org

For more and a full spread of pictures see Friday's Bury Free Press newspaper.

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