This post was first published by Croydon Advertiser on 11/06/2018.
Hundreds of women and girls take part in Race for Life UK through Crystal Palace Park
It is hoped the event raised an amazing £124,000.
More than 1,000 women and girls have taken part in a Race for Life UK event through Crystal Palace in an effort to raise more than £100,000 for Cancer Research UK.
The event, which is a women-only run raising money for research into 200 types of cancer, took place on Sunday (June 10), starting at the memorial bell in Crystal Palace Park.
Those participating could either compete in a 5k event or a 10k event, with all proceeds going towards charity.
Participants have the chance to walk, jog or run the course and are encouraged to get involved in whatever way suits them.
800 women and girls took on the challenge of 5k, while 300 more took on the 10k run.
A spokeswoman for Cancer Research UK said that together with the two events, it is thought that an amazing £124,000 was raised.
Runners taking part in the event faced hot temperatures of about 22 degrees, but they had motivational speakers to get them geared up.
Cancer survivor Topaz White, of central London, warmed the crowd up alongside Natasha Brown, from Epsom, to get the women going.
At the event, NIVEA and Cancer Research UK had a Shower Empowered Booth, where runners could have fun and sing inspirational songs.
Another Race for Life event is coming to Croydon, on July 8 in Lloyd Park. Like the event in Crystal Palace, a 10k and a 5k course will be available. For more information, visit here.