Video - Halifax Race For Life raises £75,000 for Cancer Research UK

Savile Park was transformed into a sea of pink on Sunday as thousands of women completed the annual Race for Life.

Organisers said around 1,300 people helped raise more than £75,000 for Cancer Research UK by completing either a 5k or 10k course around the park.

Lisa Millett, senior press officer for Cancer Research UK, said: “It has been a great day once again in Halifax.

“I think we are looking at the event raising £75,000 which for Halifax is a massive amount.”

Miss Millett said there was torrential rain this morning as organisers were setting up the track and stage.

But as the women lined up for the warm up routine the sun shone and transformed the park into a colourful scene.

Halifax Race for Life 2015. Picture Bruce Fitzgerald

Halifax Race for Life 2015. Picture Bruce Fitzgerald

She said: “The Race for Life events are always emotional because everybody has their own motivation and stories behind why they’re taking part.

“But there was a great atmosphere and everybody who took part seemed to really enjoy it.”

The first to finish the route was Hannah Austin, 21,from Huddersfield, who was running in memory of her great auntie who died of breast cancer.

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