East Devon women take part in Exeter Race for Life

PUBLISHED: 09:35 25 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:35 25 July 2016

The annual Race for Life challenge at Westpoint

The annual Race for Life challenge at Westpoint

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The organisers of a Race for Life event held in Exeter at the weekend have hailed the annual challenge a success.

Thousands of women, including those from across East Devon, lined up at Westpoint Arena to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is a women-only series of 5k, 10k and ‘Pretty Muddy’ events which raises millions of pounds every year to fund life-saving research.

Ruth Chamings, Race for Life event manager for Exeter, said: “I want to say a heartfelt ‘thanks’ to everyone who took part in Race for Life 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy this weekend, their supporters, and also our heroic volunteers.

“It was a fantastic weekend, full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter as nearly 6,000 women joined forces to show cancer who’s boss.

“Now I’m asking all the women who took part - and all the friends, family and colleagues who pledged to sponsor them - to transform their passion into progress by returning the money they’ve raised as soon as possible.”

For information on returning sponsorship money, or to make a donation, visit www.raceforlife.org

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