Race for Life 2022 in Alexandra Park, Hastings. Photo by Frank Copper.

Hundreds take part in Race for Life event at Hastings

People of ages donned pink on Sunday to take part in Race for Life at Alexandra Park.

By Andy Hemsley
Monday, 13th June 2022, 12:12 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2022, 12:14 pm

The national event is one of the biggest annual fund-raisers for Cancer Research UK and many of those taking part on Sunday were running in memory of a loved one.

Race for Life started 28 years ago as a women-only event. The first event was held in Battersea, in 1994, where 750 participants raised £48,000. Since that point, Race for Life has grown into a series of hundreds of events across the country, raising nearly £900 million towards beating cancer over the last quarter of a century.

In 2019, for the first time, the Race for Life opened its doors to men to participate too, making it a truly inclusive event, giving people the chance to come together with their family and friends, and join the movement to help beat cancer.

Pictures by Frank Copper.

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