Around 9,000 take on race for Life

Almost 9,000 women joined the fight against cancer at Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Heaton Park.

Runners, joggers, walkers including cancer survivors took part, in memory and celebration of their loved ones. The Pretty Muddy course on Saturday 8 was the 5k race and  Sunday 9 July saw the 10k race.

The 5k event was started by mum-of-two Dawn Nisbet from Oldham. Dawn was raising money for Cancer Research UK in tribute to her step-mother who has ovarian cancer. Dawn also took part in the Pretty Muddy 5k the day before.

Kirsti Thompson, Race for Life Heaton Park, said: “The atmosphere has been electric – full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter.

“I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all the women who participated in Race for Life Heaton Park.

Heaton Park Race for Life was the final of this year’s Greater Manchester Race for Life.

Organisers hope the event will raise around £450,000 for Cancer Research UK.

The charity spent over £26 million on research in Manchester last year.

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