All in the pink at St Albans Race for Life event

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GAG - Gill / Ann and Gill - Credit: Archant

A pink glow emanated from a St Albans park on Sunday as hundreds of women came together for the Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Around 1,700 women took part in the 5k and 10k events held at Verulamium Park, which the organisers hope will raise £130,000 for the charity from St Albans alone. To reach that target they are urging everyone who took part to pay in their sponsorship money as soon as possible.

Courtney Culverhouse, Race for Life event manager in Herts, said: “We are so greatful to everyone who took part in Race for Life, and their supporters, as well as our heroic volunteers.

“It was a fantastic day, full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter as thousands of women joined forces to conquer cancer.

“Now I’m asking everyone who took part - and all the friends, family and colleagues who pledged to sponsor them - to transform their passion into progress by returning the money they’ve raised as soon as possible.

“Many people don’t realise that their entry fee only covers the cost of the event. It’s the sponsorship money that really makes a difference. So, whatever the amount, we’re asking everyone to make every effort to return their sponsorship money as soon as possible. It can be paid in online, by phone, by cheque or in person at a Cancer Research UK shop.”

For information on returning sponsorship money, or to make a donation, click here.