HUNDREDS of women and children united to run, jog or walk to help raise funds for the fight against cancer.

The 5km route at Chester Racecourse on Sunday was suitable for all abilities and saw hundreds don pink to help beat cancer.

The route took participants through the historic city.

Video and images by Simon Warburton

Cancer Research UK, a world leader in finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, relies on funds raised by members of the public through events like Race for Life.

Many of the women taking part had experienced their a battle with cancer, either of their own or a close family member. Many wore or carried pictures of loved ones lost to the disease, and all were united for the common cause: "Let’s beat cancer sooner".