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19 pictures of the Cambridge Race for Life flash mobs


By Gemma Gardner


The Race for Life flash mob in The Grafton centre. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Race for Life flash mob in The Grafton centre. Picture: Keith Heppell

5k and 10k runs in aid of Cancer Research UK are promoted in style

The Race for Life flash mob in The Grafton Centre. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Race for Life flash mob in The Grafton Centre. Picture: Keith Heppell

A sea of pink washed over Cambridge as Race for Life flash mobs took to the city for a day of activities.

The activities marked the launch of Cambridge Race for Life 2018 and organisers were on hand to encourage people to sign up and raise money for research.

This year’s Race for Life takes place on Sunday, July 8, so there is plenty of time to get ready to go the distance.

For the first time, the all-women event will start and finish at Jesus Green rather than Parker’s Piece.

The Race for Life flash mob in The Grafton Centre. Picture: Keith Heppell

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The Race for Life flash mob in The Grafton Centre. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell Race for Life launch flashmobs, in the Grafton Centre and outside. Picture: Keith Heppell

More than 5,000 women and children are expected to descend on Jesus Green to take part and raise around £300,000 for Cancer Research UK.

The course takes people around the cobbled streets of Cambridge and through the grounds of King’s College, which are usually closed to the public.

Gill Burgess, event manager, said: “We’re unleashing the Race for Life spirit this weekend to encourage people to sign up for this year’s event.

“The atmosphere this time round is sure to be extra special as we’ll be starting and finishing our 5k and 10k Race for Life course at Jesus Green.

“We have so much amazing research going on in the city; Cambridge is very important to the charity, so we hope people will get behind us, sign up and take part.”

Cambridge is an important research hub for the charity with more than £49m invested in research and clinical trials in the city last year.

For more information and to sign up to this year’s event, go to raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.

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