Picture special: Hundreds take part in Sunderland Race For Life, raising thousands of pounds to help fight cancer

Hundreds of people were in the pink today as they took part in Sunderland's latest Race For Life.

By Gary Welford
Sunday, 02 June, 2019, 15:13
Sunderland Race For Life 2019

Competitors of all ages, abilities and backgrounds ran, jogged and walked around a 5k or 10k course at Herrington Country Park Race in one of a series of fundraising events organised by the charity Cancer Research UK. The event was previously women only. Did anyone you know take part?

Some of those taking part in the Sunderland Race For Life at Herrington Country Park donned fancy dress.
It's a big thumbs up from this group of fundraisers who were part in the Sunderland Race For Life at Herrington Country Park.
The majority of those taking part in the Sunderland Race For Life at Herrington Country Park wore something pink.
Men were also allowed to take part in the Sunderland Race For Life at Herrington Country Park for the first time.
Linda Cain, Mary Campbell and Maureen Ridley, all from Silksworth, were among those taking part in Sunderland Race For Life at Herrington Country Park.
Most of those taking part in the Sunderland Race For Life at Herrington Country Park wore something pink.
Today's Sunderland Race For Life at Herrington Country Park was to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
The Sunderland Race For Life at Herrington Country Park was used by some participants to take their dog for a good walk.
Some participants pushed small children round the 5k Sunderland Race For Life at Herrington Country Park.
Barry Curran and his wife Carol, the former mayor and mayoress of Sunderland, support family and friend Tracy Rawding and Verity Burnety at the Race for Life at Herrington Country Park.

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Some participants in today's Sunderland Race For Life rang the bell as they crossed the finishing line, to mark a successful battle against cancer.
Stepping out to raise money for Cancer Research UK at Herrington Country Park.
Striding out to raise money for Cancer Research UK at Herrington Country Park.
Participants of all ages and abilities took part in the event at Herrington Country Park.
Lots of children stepped out to do their bit for Cancer Research at Herrington Country Park.
Three more friends who stepped out at Herrington Country Park to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
The finishing line is in sight for these participants at the event at Herrington Country Park.
Staying hydrated was important for participants in the Race For Life at Herrington Country Park.
Flying the flag for the fight against cancer at Herrington Country Park.
Some participants needed a helping hand to complete the Herrington Country Park course.
We've done it! Another happy group of people of all ages who tackled the Race For Life at Herrington Country Park.