PEOPLE across Basingstoke united against cancer last weekend as they took part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.  

A total of 1,400 women, men and children took on the 3k, 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy challenges at the new War Memorial Park in Basingstoke on Sunday, May 29.

All runners were serenaded by Basingstoke Concert Band and choir, Sing Now as they celebrated survivors and remembered loved ones lost to cancer.

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Every year around 1,200 people are diagnosed with cancer in the Basingstoke and one in two people in the UK born after 1960 will get cancer in their lifetime.  

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, raises funds for world-class research to help beat 200 types of cancer – including bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung , testicular cancer, brain cancer, children’s cancers and leukaemia.    

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Our photographer Sean Dillow captured many of you during the day and we have put together a photo gallery.

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