Slideshow - Pontefract Race for Life 2015

Pontefract Park was transformed into a sea of pink as thousands of women completed the town’s annual Race for Life.

Runners, united in their bid to beat cancer, walked or ran through the park, supported by friends and family who watched on from the sidelines.

Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG - 19/07/15 - Press - Pontefract Race for Life 2015 - Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, England - The runners set off.

Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG - 19/07/15 - Press - Pontefract Race for Life 2015 - Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, England - The runners set off.

Organisers were hoping the event - which took place on Sunday - would raise more than £100,000 for Cancer Research UK.

The event, run in partnership with Tesco, saw women from across the area take on either a 5k or 10k route around the park.

See this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express for a full report and more pictures.