MORE than a thousand runners, joggers and walkers helped raise £86,000 during Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Five events – 10K, 5K, 3k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids – took place at Stanmer Park on Sunday.

The event saw 1,115 men, women and children take part, helping raise more than £86,000.

Event manager Lucy Haywood said Stanmer Park was a “sea of pink” of all ages, with one woman event participating on walking sticks.

“Wow, Brighton - you were amazing! That was our first bumper day of five different events at Brighton and every person who took part or helped man the obstacles and the course made it fantastic,” she said.

“Lots of tutus, fabulous hats and frills – and quite of lot of false moustaches. And great to see so many men throwing themselves – literally – into the mud.

“We had some challenges – the weather wasn’t at its best and the traffic tested us a little, but Brighton rose to those challenges beautifully.”

Lucy said fundraising in Brighton rose by 30 per cent in the last week.

“We also had a huge late boost in numbers – probably thanks to the local publicity we had – nearly a hundred people signed up on the day,” she added.

“For those who didn’t have time to fundraise, you can still post your best photos on social media and encourage your friends to donate. And we’d love to see you all again next year.”