In 55 pictures: Hastings Race for Life event

Hundreds of people of all ages dressed up in pink on Sunday to take part in the Race for Life event at Alexandra Park.

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.

Many runners made the journey from Bexhill and surrounding towns and villages to take part.

Sunday’s event started with some fun warm-up exercises before the race started to get people moving.

Race for Life started 29 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.