Hundreds of runners gathered in Nottingham today for Cancer Research's Race for Life.
The race is a women-only series of money raising events for research to help men, women and children across the UK to survive cancer.
There were two 5 kilometre races today both of which began at Nottingham's Victoria Embankment.
The first started at 10.30 BST this morning, with the second starting at 14.00 BST.
Since Race for Life started in 1994, more than £457 million pounds has been raised for cancer Research.
Some of the fundraisers from today told Central News why the charity is so important to them.