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Thousands help fight cancer in the Race For Life

Runners in the Race for Life at the Norfolk Showground. Photo: ITV News Anglia.

Thousands of women came together today to take part in the annual Race for Life at the Norfolk Showground.

Over the next three months, they will be joined by many thousands of others who are determined to help beat cancer and run, jog, or walk in honour of their loved ones.

Race for Life started as a single event in 1994 at Battersea Park in London with 680 participants.

Since then, 7.1 million participants across the UK have raised more than £526 million to fund Cancer Research UK's vital work.

Victoria Leggett reports.

Race for Life events will also take place in:

Ipswich: Sunday June 15, 5k and 10k at 11am, at Chantry Park

Bury St Edmunds: Sunday June 22, 5k at 11am and 2.30pm, 10k at 2.30pm, at Nowton Park

Peterborough: 5k Tuesday July 8 at 7.30pm, at Ferry Meadows

Cambridge: 5k Sunday July 20 at 11am, at Parker's Piece

Kings Lynn: 5k Tuesday July 22 at 7pm, at Houghton Hall

A "Pretty Muddy" obstacle course event will also take place at Ipswich's Trinity Park on Sunday September 7 from 11am.

Race for Life at the Norfolk Showground. Credit: ITV News Anglia.