River of pink flows around St Albans park for Race for Life event

St Albans Race for Life - Sue Wybrow and Karen Crowder-James

St Albans Race for Life - Sue Wybrow and Karen Crowder-James - Credit: Archant

A ‘pink army’ of women came together at Verulamium Park in St Albans to take part in the Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Around 2,200 women took part in the charity event which took in 5km, 10km, Pretty Muddy and Marathon events and it is hoped they will hit a fundraising target of £225,000 for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

Courtney Culverhouse, Race for Life event manager for St Albans, said: “I want to say a heartfelt ‘thanks’ 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 incredible women joined forces to beat cancer sooner.

“Now I’m asking all the women 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.

“Cancer Research UK doesn’t receive any Government funding for its ground-breaking research. So every contribution matters.”

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