Gallery: York Race For Life 2013 turns Knavesmire pink

We did it! Runners, joggers and walkers approach the Race For Life finish line. Photographs: YorkMix
2 Jun 2013 @ 3.49 pm
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We did it! Runners, joggers and walkers approach the Race For Life finish line. Photographs: YorkMix
We did it! Runners and walkers approach the Race For Life finish line. Photographs: YorkMix
A river of pink flowed across Knavesmire today as thousands of women took part in the York Race For Life.

More than 3,000 took part in the 5km and 10km races and organisers hope the event will bring in £260,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Following a warm-up, inevitably featuring a mass outbreak of Gangnam Style-dancing, the women walked, jogged and ran around the course, cheered on by friends and family.

Many of the participants wore dedications to loved ones. Some dressed in bright pink wigs or bunny ears, others walked their dogs round the course. Veterans said the weather was perfect – warm, but not as stiflingly hot as last year.

Everyone who finished the course received a medal, a bottle of water and, strangely for an event celebrating health and fitness, a piece of cake.

Congratulations to all who took part.

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Race For Life gallery

Smiles in the warm-up
Smiles in the warm-up
Ready to get going
Ready to get going
The Minster FM team lead the warm-up
The Minster FM team lead the warm-up
One of the many dedications to loved ones
One of the many dedications to loved ones
One cancer survivor told her story before the race
One cancer survivor told her story before the race
Another dedication
Another dedication
Reaching for the sky on the climbing frame
Reaching for the sky on the climbing frame
Gangnam Style on Knavesmire
Gangnam Style on Knavesmire
High spirits in the warm-up
High spirits in the warm-up
Run in the sun
Run in the sun
Winging it
Winging it
On our way in wigs and tutus
On our way in wigs and tutus
A pair of princesses
A pair of princesses
Smiles ahead
Smiles ahead
Three of a kind
Three of a kind
Shades of glory
Shades of glory
Ear we go…
Ear we go…
It wasn't only the two-legged participants who dressed up
It wasn’t only the two-legged participants who dressed up
Here wig go
Here wig go
Talking a good race
Talking a good race
Happy to be halfway there
Happy to be halfway there
Sprinting in stripes
Sprinting in stripes
Powering past in pink
Powering past in pink
These birds of a feather completed the course as a three-legged race
These birds of a feather completed the course as a three-legged race
Everyone is a winner at the end of the race
Everyone is a winner at the end of the race