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68 pictures from Race for Life Cambridge 2019

More than 4,000 people took part in the Race for Life in Cambridge on Sunday (July 7) to raise money for vital research by Cancer Research UK.

Race for Life - 2019..Picture - Richard Marsham. (13501314)
Race for Life - 2019..Picture - Richard Marsham. (13501314)

Jesus Green turned into a sea of pink as women, men and children - many of whom had personal reasons for participating - completed the 5K or 10K courses.

It was a beautiful sunny day for the event, which featured a minute's silence to remember loved one lost to cancer, and an 'Energiser' session on the stage to get the participants warmed up.

The route took in some of Cambridge's most famous sites, winding its way through King's College grounds, before ending up back at Jesus Green, where there was a festival atmosphere.

The 10K route took in an extra loop to Stourbridge Common.

Some wore fancy dress - Mr Blobby could be seen among the participants.

Among the spectators was Samantha Ambrose, 45, who underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery just a few weeks ago after discovering a lump in her breast.

She watched her eldest daughter, Chloe, tackled the 5K route.

Samantha said: “I never thought it would be me who got cancer, not for a million years.

“It’s a total out of the body experience and even today I still find it hard to believe.

“My message to everyone is get to know your body, if something feels different get yourself checked out, the sooner the better, take control.”

Race for Life - 2019..Picture - Richard Marsham. (13501376)
Race for Life - 2019..Picture - Richard Marsham. (13501376)

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