The Pink Ladies line up in Race For Life

IT was an emotional - yet exhilarating day for these bright pink ladies.

Mums, daughters, aunties, sisters, nieces, nanas and friends took on the annual Race For Life at Haigh Hall to fight cancer at the weekend.

Wigan Race For Life at Haigh Hall

Wigan Race For Life at Haigh Hall

The women tackled the 5k track, and the braver ploughed on for the 10k and the Pretty Muddy event.

As the starting horn sounded there was a sea of pink, with runners in tutus, wigs and fairy wings, all scrambling for the finishing line.

Pinned on the women’s backs were either the names of loved ones who had lost their battle with cancer, or inspirational messages to spur on others.

Although running for their own personal cause, each had one common goal - to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Everyone who takes part in Race for Life, from the participants themselves to the millions of supporters who sponsor and encourage them, becomes part of a powerful collective force rising up to beat cancer sooner.

Last year, 1,473 women took part in Race For Life in Wigan and raised a fantastic £65,806.

This year, organisers aim to raise £80,000.