In pictures – Hundreds of people gather for Race for Life at Lincolnshire Showground

An array of colourful pink t-shirts were seen at the Lincolnshire Showground as the Race for Life 2022 for Cancer Research UK got well underway. People of all ages attended the event on Saturday, May 7 which included a 10k run, 5k run and 3k run, as well as a fun mud-splattered obstacle course for children.

Before the first race began at 10am, it was announced that £50k had been raised so far which will go towards life-saving cancer treatments. The event returned last year after being cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Vicky Box, 61, from Washingborough, was dressed in an impressive top-to-bottom outfit of pink and was excited to take part in her first 5k. She said: “I’m excited because it’s the first time I’ve done it. I always wanted to do it and then I became disabled.

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“I’m running for my dad and a lot of family members that have died of cancer. My dad is battling it and is 97, he’s coming to the end of his journey and I’m running for him.”

Simon Wright, 49, was at the event with his wife Sarah Wright, 48, and their daughter Millie Wright, 16. The Lincoln family all ran the event for Sarah, who was diagnosed with myeloma blood cancer.

Simon said: “It’s the first time I’ve done this event in Lincoln so I’m quite excited to do something with the community and raise the profile.” Mrs Wright said: “I feel good and excited, it’s nice to get out and have good weather for a great cause.”

A ‘Pretty Muddy’ event took place at lunchtime as a fun option for children and over 1,600 people attended the whole event. The money raised will help go towards world-class research to beat 200 types of cancer, with Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life working in partnership with Tesco.

See below for a photo gallery of all the fun participants got up to this year.

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