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Women paint the city of Malaga blue to fight cancer

More than 6,000 women took part in the sixth edition of the Women's Run against Cancer.
More than 6,000 women took part in the sixth edition of the Women's Run against Cancer. / FRANCIS SILVA
  • The sixth edition of the run was attended by over 6,000 women to raise funds to help the fight against cancer

Women of all ages united for a common cause: the fight against cancer. Over 6,000 people took part in the sixth annual Women's Run against Cancer on Sunday, which took place at 10am over a 4km course beginning in Malaga's Paseo del Parque. The run focused on fun and raising awareness rather than being competitive. Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, babies in prams and even dogs were all among the participants.

Belén Infantes, last year's winner, has now made it two wins in a row. "I am very focused, I think that this race is very important and I really wanted to win it," she said.

Only a few seconds after Belén, Rocío Ortega crossed the line to gain second place. She has been taking part in women's races since 2009, but previously her best result had only been fifth place. "This race is an excellent opportunity to do our bit for the wider community," she told SUR.

Participants paid eight euros to take part and were given a blue T-shirt, which most wore for the run. All of the money raised will be donated to the group 'United against Cancer', which works with organisations such as the Cesare Scariolo Foundation, AVOI, the Andrés Olivares Foundation and Cudeca to support individuals and families that have been affected by cancer.