Race for Life in Witton Park

Date: 08/06/11
Lancashire County - Blackburn & Darwen


An otherwise overcast Witton Park was awash with pink on Wednesday night, as hundreds of people turned out in support of Cancer Research UK's Race for Life. 

Over 2000 women took part in the 5k race, and raised over £143,000 in the process, beating the donation record that had been set in previous years. All the money raised by the event goes towards research into diagnosing and treating cancer.

The winnner of the race was 12 year old Elizabeth Greenwood from Read, who runs regularly for Blackburn Harriers Athletics Club. She completed the race in a time of 16 minutes 41 seconds and was running in memory of her grandmother, who had previously died from cancer.

In addition to the event video above, you can see lots more pictures of the evening on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/lancashireone