Race is on to raise money
Thousands of women walked and ran round Maidstone’s Mote Park over the weekend to raise vital funds for much-needed cancer treatment.
Pink-clad participants of all ages gathered in Maidstone’s Mote Park on Saturday for the 5k and 10k course of the Race For Life, which saw runners make the most of the sunshine.
On Sunday, Pretty Muddy run then saw brave volunteers from across Kent putting on their running shoes and braving obstacles including a mud pit and climbing frames to complete a 5k course.
Both events raised money for Cancer Research UK, a charity which fund pioneering cancer treatments.
One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. However, more people are surviving the disease than ever before, with survival rates doubling since the 1970s.
This year’s Race for Life is in partnership with Tesco. It is not yet known how much has been raised.
Janet Lally, Jane Carling, Audrey Watson, Katherine Boorman, and youngsters Rosie, four and Violet Boorman, two from Ashford