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‘INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL’: Pink-clothed runners raise £230,000 at iconic charity run in Cassiobury Park

 Published on: 2nd July 2024   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

Cassiobury Park in Watford was filled with a sea of fuchsia pink during this year’s Race for Life.

On Saturday, June 8, more than 2,000 runners headed to the park for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, hosted by Heart Radio’s John Darin. Participants took part in 3km, 5km and 10km runs, as well as the iconic Pretty Muddy obstacle course.

Among those taking part was cancer survivor and mum-of-three Lauren Barker, who said: “I wouldn’t be standing here today without all the treatment I had for a rare type of cancer of the appendix. Race for Life is such a good cause, and I did Pretty Muddy for the first time, a year after recovering from major life-saving surgery and chemotherapy.”

Watford resident Millie said ahead of the race: “My brother’s girlfriend, Somer, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 23 and is receiving treatment, so I’m running today for her.”

The participants raised more than £231,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Elisa Mitchell, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson in Hertfordshire, said: “We are incredibly grateful to everyone who took part in Race for Life Watford.

“It was a fantastic day full of emotion, courage, tears, laughter and hope.”

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