Weston's Race For Life event - in pictures

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 June 2019 | UPDATED: 14:22 13 June 2019

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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For the first time, men in Weston were invited to join women and children in the biggest cancer fundraising event.

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

People pounded the pavements last night (Wednesday) for Cancer Research UK's Race For Life 5km.

Men were among the 950 runners who embraced the pink as they took part in the fight to beat cancer.

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Racers took in the beautiful views of Weston's seafront as they ran past the Grand Pier and along the promenade.

Area event manager, Vicki Turner, said: "The atmosphere was electric and emotional.

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

"It was good to see families running together.

"We also had groups of men who were wearing pink - it was brilliant.

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

"The turn out was fantastic, we look forward to it again next year."

Race For Life is run by Cancer Research UK and has raised nearly £500million towards beating cancer over the past 25 years.

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston whippets'  volunteers handing out medals and water at Cancer Research UK's  Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston whippets' volunteers handing out medals and water at Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Runners and walkers starting Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONRunners and walkers starting Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Runners and walkers starting Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONRunners and walkers starting Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Runners and walkers starting Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONRunners and walkers starting Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Runners and walkers starting Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONRunners and walkers starting Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Runners and walkers starting Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONRunners and walkers starting Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Runners and walkers starting Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONRunners and walkers starting Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Jets baseball team members taking part in Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Jets baseball team members taking part in Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONCancer Research UK's Race for Life on Weston Sea Front. 
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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