Tilgate Park looks pretty in pink for Cancer Race For Life

DM16126931a.jpg Crawley Race for Life 2016. 5k warm up. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160626-202620008
DM16126931a.jpg Crawley Race for Life 2016. 5k warm up. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160626-202620008
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The Crawley Race for Life took place on Sunday (June 26) with hundreds turning out in support of Cancer Research UK.

The event continues to raise awareness and money to help beat all variants of the illness. Women of all ages united as one in a Pink Army.

DM16126879a.jpg Crawley Race for Life 2016. Ready for the 5k. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160626-202528008

DM16126879a.jpg Crawley Race for Life 2016. Ready for the 5k. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160626-202528008

The popular event attracts more racers every year with the race now a well established fund raiser in the Crawley area.

This year’s circuit offered a choice of 5km and 10km routes with the familiar Tilgate Park once again playing host to the event.

Racers ran, walked and cheered there way to the finish line as hundreds of spectators turned out in support.

The race is often a way for participants and there loved ones to tackle the illness because they or someone close to them has been affected by the disease.

DM16126863a.jpg Crawley Race for Life 2016. Abi Muggeridge has her finger nails painted by Jasmine McPherson of Glam Crawley. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160626-202422008

DM16126863a.jpg Crawley Race for Life 2016. Abi Muggeridge has her finger nails painted by Jasmine McPherson of Glam Crawley. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160626-202422008

Local beauty saloon Glam Crawley offered to paint entrants nails for free as a way of supporting the event.

There, owner Jasmine McPherson, 22, who lost her grandmother to breast cancer, arrived at 6am with her colleagues ready to add some glam to the race.

The event follows similar races taking place across the UK with more to follow in the coming months. Anyone wishing to take part can still register with other events in the Sussex region.

The Brighton Race for Life will take place in Stanmer Park on Saturday July 2, aiming to raise even more money for the cause with a Pretty Muddy 5km obstacle race will also taking place in the park on Sunday July 3.

DM16126908a.jpg Crawley Race for Life 2016. 5k warm up. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160626-202555008

DM16126908a.jpg Crawley Race for Life 2016. 5k warm up. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160626-202555008

To find out more head to raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org

DM16126821a.jpg Crawley Race for Life 2016. Ready for the 5k. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160626-202409008

DM16126821a.jpg Crawley Race for Life 2016. Ready for the 5k. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160626-202409008