Sunday, 5 June 2011

Event: Race for Life 2011

Today I took part in the Race for Life for the fourth year in a row.  Each year, hundreds of thousands of women from across the UK take part in the Race for Life to help Cancer Research UK raise money to save lives and help beat cancer.  The Race for Life is a rewarding and emotional experience as women are encouraged to dedicate their races to friends and loved ones who are fighting or have lost the fight against cancer.  I dedicate my race to my father each year as he beat cancer and was given the all clear about four years ago.

This year I decided to take part in the Crystal Palace Race for Life as I took part in the City Race in 2009 and 2010 and the Regent’s Park Race in 2008.

I took a couple of snapshots along the way but was having far too much fun chatting to my South African friend Kathy to take too many more!  Please see the bottom of the post to see about sponsoring me and getting free advertising on my blog until the end of July.

Race for Life 2011 Crystal Palace Park

The starting line.

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And we’re off!

Antenna in Crystal Palace Park

The famous Crystal Palace transmitting station.

Remains of the Crystal Palace

The last remains of The Crystal Palace

Dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park

Dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park!

Dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park 1

Race for Life 2011 Crystal Palace Park 6

The finish line!!!  If you are wondering whether we had to walk in the rain, the answer is ‘yes’!  Thankfully I had my pink and black polka dot umbrella. 

If you would like to sponsor my race and donate money, you can do so by clicking the link below.  The money goes straight to the charity and does not pass through my hands!  Donations start from just £2!

Note to bloggers: donate any amount from £2 and receive a free text link or 125 x 125 badge placement in my sidebar until 31 July 2011!  Just comment or email me after your donation to let me know whether you have a badge or would just like a text link.

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17 comments

  1. Yay, Emm! What a beautiful effort for a beautiful cause!
    And what a great route you had!

    Well done! Congratulations!

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  2. Well done! I made my modest donation.

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  3. Well done Emm, I don't think I could have run the distance, so a big congratulations to you in running for the cause ;)

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  4. Yay...fabulous Emm..rock on..wonderful of you to do that and wonderful news about your dad! Awesome! Shine on..thankyou for such a beautiful post..full of fab photos..love it!
    Victoria

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  5. That looks like a great event. You did well!

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  6. That`s a wonderful thing to do! And you got some great pictures too:-)

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  7. Nice! Always admire people who can take part in running for good cause. Thanks for the visits to my blogs. You're right about the CMF comments, funny, I do the same too, and only "Emm" stuck. haha. It's cool though, if it is too easy come, it too will be easy go.

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  8. what a great event! good for you for participating : )

    cute blog - i'm your newest follower!
    cheers!
    cailen

    www.cailenascher.blogspot.com

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  9. Well done. Wish I'd known you were in this event I'fd have been there to both support and take pictures.

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  10. What a worthy cause indeed. I've done these walks before. I'm glad you had your umbrella.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  11. Thank you everyone for your comments and your kind support! And thank you especially to Josep from Secret Forest and Steve from bethere2day for their kind donations. It is not too late to sponsor me as you have until the end of July!

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  12. This is awesome! I'm so glad you get to do this and support so many, including your love ones.

    *Cheering for you*

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  13. Bravo to you for walking for exercise and for a good cause! Thank you for visiting my blog. You made me laugh with some of your comments!

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  14. I have a lot of respect for people that give their time to organizations such as this. Plus, you got to see some wonderful scenery along the way. When my grandfather died of cancer I had a really hard time coping. I was young, but we were so close, I fell apart at the funeral. It's a horrible thing to go thru and I'm so glad your father is free and clear.

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  15. a worthy cause to support. you certainly got lots of wonderful pics!

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  16. Thanks for the comments ladies and thanks to Karen from Avcr8teur's Photo Blog for being my latest sponsor!

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  17. The dinosaurs are awesome! Nice pictures...

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