Runners in the pink at Race for Life 2013

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More than a thousand women and girls of all ages flocked to Scarborough’s sunny North Bay for Race for Life 2013.

The event attracted 1,115 participants who ran, jogged or walked along the 5K course, which started and finished at the Sea Life Centre.

132928c'Race for Life'Runners on the course'Picture by Neil Silk'17/07/13

132928c'Race for Life'Runners on the course'Picture by Neil Silk'17/07/13

Sarah Threadgall, area events manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “It’s gone really well - the weather has been brilliant and it’s great to see everybody out enjoying it.

“It’s a really lovely route and there are lots of spectators. Plus a lot of the runners know each other, so there’s a great atmosphere.”

Taking part were workmates Sarah Atkinson, 24, and Jane McKaig, 44, from Senior Glass Systems at Eastfield.

The pair were running for Jane’s stepdad and their friend Catherine. Sarah said: “It’s lovely - there are loads of people and the weather is amazing!”

Friends Helen Hodgson and Helen Hughes, both of East Ayton, said they love the seafront route and were looking forward to getting cheered on by their daughters, Rachel, three, and Hannah, four.

Jayne Watson, of Malton, was running with her daughter Natalie, 11, and Natalie’s friend Hollie Highmoor-Bayes, 11.

She said: “It’s nice to see so many people out and to be able to read the little signs on everyone’s backs.”

Jayne added that they were running for her dad and her mother-in-law.

Lots of teams were also taking part, including big groups from Compass Gym and Bodycomplete.

Some runners donned fancy dress, with feather boas, tutus and brightly coloured wigs.

The event is expected to raise around £50,000 for Cancer Research.