GALLERY: Stevenage Race For Life 2011

A SEA of pink invaded Stevenage on Sunday, as thousands of women turned out to take part in this year’s Race For Life.

More than 3,100 women took part in the Fairlands Valley Park races to raise money for Cancer Research, with thousands more spectators enjoying the activities on offer.

Just over 2,400 of those took part in the 5k race, with the remainder taking on the 10k challenge in the first time that Stevenage has held the longer distance event.

Organisers described the day as “lovely”, and said that they expect to make �300,000 from the Stevenage race alone, eclipsing the �170,000 made last year.

“It was a great day and a wonderful way to mark one of the last races this year in this region,” said organiser Lucy Hynes.

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“There was lots going on in the day. Because of the weather, it was a fabulous atmosphere.

“There were also activities for people, including the spectators. We had a climbing wall, bouncy castle and face painting.

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“We set off the 10k and 5k at the same time. We wanted everyone to go together so that they all felt part of the same event. It was a special occasion.”

Fairlands Valley Spartans also helped out with the event, providing most of the 60 marshalls that were situated around the course.

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