Pink ribbon race will start and end in Grantham park in aid of breast cancer charity

Laurence Byrne and Sue Stannard at last year's Very Amazing Pink Ribbon Race.
Laurence Byrne and Sue Stannard at last year's Very Amazing Pink Ribbon Race.
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A fund-raising event for a breast cancer charity will be held in Grantham this year, following a successful first event in 2015.

The Very Amazing Pink Ribbon Race will take place in Wyndham Park, with walkers, runners and cyclists, some of them in fancy dress, taking part to raise funds for Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity. This year’s event will take place on Sunday July 17, starting and finishing at in Wyndham Park, with a variety of distance options for participants, from 5k up to a half marathon. The main route will again take in the beautiful grounds of Belton House, covering eight to nine miles.

The Very Amazing Pink Ribbon Race last year EMN-150817-092626001

The Very Amazing Pink Ribbon Race last year EMN-150817-092626001

The event includes a series of fun challenges, and once again there will be pink spacehoppers in evidence in the park.

Local organiser Sue Stannard said: “Participants had a lot of fun last year, and I hope that this year’s event will be bigger and better. I loved some of the fancy dress and hope we’ll get more of that – there will be a prize for the best!

“It can be a great day out for family and friends, not just for the ladies. Men get breast cancer too, although the numbers for that are quite small, and of course so many of them see their wives, partners, mothers or friends go through teatment for this horrible disease.

“There are some extraordinary breakthroughs coming out of current research projects, many of them part-funded by Breast Cancer Now, and that is what makes me feel so passionately about supporting the charity. I believe that in 20 to 30 years time the sort of treatment I had to go through will seem barbaric by comparison with what will then be the norm for breast cancer patients.”

The Very Amazing Pink Ribbon Race 2015: The Pesky Pulfrey Peddlers EMN-150817-092648001

The Very Amazing Pink Ribbon Race 2015: The Pesky Pulfrey Peddlers EMN-150817-092648001

For an entry form or more details email theamazingpinkribbonrace@gmail.com or call 07732 498887.

You can also visit the event’s Facebook page, or find it on Twitter @veryamazingrace

The Very Amazing Pink Ribbon Race 2015: Tour de Friends EMN-150817-092659001

The Very Amazing Pink Ribbon Race 2015: Tour de Friends EMN-150817-092659001