1,600 women fight cancer at Horsham’s first Race for Life

Last Sunday, June 2, 1,649 women took part in Horsham’s very first Race for Life.

The race, which started in Horsham Park, saw those taking part run or walk five kilometers down North Street, through the Carfax, along Denne Road, and around Chesworth Farm.

Those taking part to raise money for Cancer Research UK included Hamptons Hikers, from Hamptons International, who raised £780, and the Be Something babes who raised £400 and counting.

Horsham Air Cadets assisted in handing out water, medals, and snacks to runners crossing the line. Pilot Officer Richard Foster of Horsham Air Cadets said: “Race for Life is an excellent event supporting a fantastic cause, and we are glad that we could be part of the first Race for Life in Horsham. We look forward to helping out next year.”

Hannah Ford, area event manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “On the whole, the event went really well. Everyone was in really high spirits and all the runners commented on how nice the course was.

“The event was hosted by Tom and Jack from Heart FM and the Heart Angels were also there.

“We would also like to remind people to get their sponsorship money into us as soon as possible.”

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