Proudly showing their medals at the Race for Life Trentham Gardens 5K

Pink power at the Race for Life Trentham

People came together again at this popular charity 5K.

Trentham Gardens was a vision in pink as runners of all ages and backgrounds descended on this Staffordshire visitor attraction for the Cancer Research UK Race for Life. They completed 5K in these attractive surroundings whilst helping to raise funds for life-saving diagnostics and treatments. 

Last year’s race was postponed due to Covid with a virtual alternative instead. It made a welcome return to Trentham on Tuesday (7 June) and on a warm, sunny evening that made for a very pleasant run. It was a chance to meet with friends again and enjoy the atmosphere (and location!), putting their best foot forward on behalf of Cancer Research UK.  

There were people running in memory of someone they had lost to cancer; others to celebrate beating the disease or to show solidarity with those undergoing treatment. 

Runners young and old in bright pink outfits gathered behind the Barefoot Walk ready to start at 7.30pm. Taking it at their own speed, they followed a mainly flat course apart from one hill on a mixture of terrain. The route went into the beautiful Italian Gardens, around the lake then through the woodland area before heading back to the event site and the finish. Family and friends were there to cheer them on.

Finishers received a medal for their efforts and felt a sense of pride at their achievements and doing their bit in the fight against cancer.  
Staffordshire plays host to the Pretty Muddy 5K on Sunday 7 July at Central Forest Park. Visit the Race for Life website for further details. 

Image courtesy of Liz Pearce.

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