Thousands of female runners took to the Sports Park in Eastbourne on Sunday morning to take part in Race for Life.

The charity event is organised by Cancer Research UK and organisers had predicted more than 2,000 people would either walk, run or jog the 5km course.

Eastbourne Race for Life 2013. 23/6/13

Eastbourne Race for Life 2013. 23/6/13

There was a warm up from a representative from Rosemary Conley and participants had a the chance to take part in the ‘Cancer Slam’ which is a dance routine the charity is using nationally as women join in the force against cancer.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2013 is the largest women-only fundraising event in the UK. Since it started in 1994, six million participants have raised more than £493million, more than any other UK event series raising money to fund cancer research.