HUNDREDS of women united against a condition that affects thousands of people every year.

Around 600 women took part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life on Sunday at Wrexham’s Alyn Waters Country Park.

Video and images by Rick Matthews

Now in its 13th year, organisers of the 5k event have sent out a heartfelt message of thanks to the women and children of all abilities, shapes and sizes that took part.

Kirstie Thompson, Cancer Research UK’s Wrexham Events Manager, said: “Life-saving research is being funded right now thanks to people like the women of Wrexham who join the fight at Race for Life.

“By taking part and raising money, our participants play a crucial role in helping to turn discoveries made in the lab into new, better treatments for patients in Wrexham and across the UK and we’d like to thank everyone who took part.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is a women’s only day, consisting of a 5K, 10K, pretty muddy, half marathon and hiking events which raises millions of pounds every year to find new ways to tackle cancer.

The charity is hoping to raise almost £100,000 from the Race for Life and the Pretty Muddy event which both took place on the same weekend May 12-13.

The event’s organiser added: “The atmosphere on the day was hugely moving - full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter - as people came together to remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those dear to them who have survived.

“Race for Life offers a unique opportunity for like-minded ladies to unite against a disease that affects us all in some way.”

Sponsorship money can be paid online, by phone, by cheque or in person at a Cancer Research UK shop.