Where you in the pink? Thousands of women take on Durham Race for Life

The Durham Race For Life at the St. Leonards RC sports fields in  Durham on Sunday.
The Durham Race For Life at the St. Leonards RC sports fields in Durham on Sunday.
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THOUSANDS of women dressed in pink pulled on their running shoes to help raise money for charity.

The Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, at St Leonard’s sports fields, in Durham City, saw 2,600 women complete the 5km route to help continue the work the charity does to combat cancer.

Among those taking part in the event, which is hoped will raise £140,000, were cancer survivors and people who have lost loved ones to the illness.

Jacqueline Donald, 43, from Chester-le-Street, said: “It’s great to be able to do something positive to help other people and try and get them better treatment.”

Claire Wase, Race for Life event manager for Durham, said: “Looking at all the signs that women wear at the event, declaring why they are taking part in Race for Life, is a very emotional experience.

“Many have survived cancer themselves or are participating in tribute to their loved ones whose lives have been touched by the disease.”