Plymouth was a sea of pink today as almost two thousand women took part in the Race for Life.

Despite soaring temperatures, those taking part still put their trainers on to walk and run 5k in the name of fighting cancer.

While it's called Race for Life, walking, jogging, crawling and even dancing the 5k is all fine, women of all abilities take part.

Each mother, sister, daughter and auntie had a different story to tell about why they were supporting the cause.

A lot of women are fighting cancer or they're survivors that have recently....won their battle against cancer and I think a lot of people have messages on their backs actually to say why they are doing it and it's really nice to read those actually while the women are doing the run.

Amy Salmon, Cancer Research
ITV West Country's Jacquie Bird with her daughter Emily. Credit: ITV News

ITV West Country reporter Jacquie Bird was spotted in the crowd. She ran the race with her daughter Emily, in memory of their friend Jude, who died almost exactly a year ago.

The Plymouth race alone had nearly two thousand people take part. Credit: ITV News

The exact figure raised today is not yet known, but it is expected to be in the thousands.