CHESTERFIELD: Runners set to get pink for Race for Life

Chesterfield Race For Life is now in its fifth year.
Chesterfield Race For Life is now in its fifth year.

Thousands of charity runners will bring a pink party to Chesterfield when Race for Life returns to the town.

Cancer survivors, and those running in memory of loved ones, are set to turn out for the 5 kilometre run for Cancer Research UK, starting at the town hall on Sunday.

Sarah Threadgall, Race for Life event manager, said: “I feel so grateful to everyone taking part and to all those who are supporting them. What better way to fight back against cancer than by raising funds to beat the disease.”

Last year, 1,915 participants raised £106,035. Organisers hope this year’s event, will net £125,000.

Amongst those taking part is a team from Tesco Express on Newbold Road.

Lisa Finney, customer assistant at the shop, said: “This will be my fifth year running. You see older women who have written on their sign that they are running for their son and grandson, it is so emotional when you realise who these people have lost.

“You really appreciate what these people have been through.

Pictures of participants, videos of the warm ups and interviews with the runners will be available on the day on the Derbyshire Times website.

Log on to www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk to see a full report of Chesterfield’s Race for Life.

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