A team of cancer researchers were the first to try out the new route for Sheffield’s Race for Life event.
This year’s 5km charity event will take place at Meadowhall shopping centre on Sunday, June 9.
Female researchers and support staff from the Sheffield Cancer Research Centre, based at Weston Park Hospital and The University of Sheffield, gave the new route a test run dressed in pink lab coats – the team’s special Race for Life uniform.
Together with family and friends they are aiming to beat last year’s fundraising total of £1,344 to help Cancer Research UK fund lifesaving work.
Professor Angie Cox, a team member, said: “By entering Race for Life, it lets us personally show our thanks and appreciation for the money raised which helps to support our work.
“Seeing all those amazing women on the day and the fantastic atmosphere of Race for Life gives us even extra inspiration when we go back to the labs.
“We also have personal reasons to be there, with many of the team running in celebration of family and friends who have been affected by cancer.”
The new Meadowhall Race for Life route starts and finishes near the entrance to the Oasis dining quarter. It takes in a lap of the car park before continuing along Meadowhall Way, which will be closed to traffic for the event.
The flat route then returns via Vulcan Road, Weedon Street, Dunlop Street and Carbook Street.
n To enter visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050. Visit www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/scrc-runners-2013 to sponsor the cancer researchers.