A THOUSAND people have taken part in a mud-splattered obstacle course.

In aid of Cancer Research UK, the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event took place at Stanmer Park in Brighton on Saturday, July 2.

The event, which is also taking place on Sunday, July 3, is open to all ages and abilities and includes 3K, 5K, 10K and Pretty Muddy races.

In total, £40,000 was raised by those taking part on Saturday.

Money raised through the event will help scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Every year around 55,800 people are diagnosed with cancer in the South East, while one in two people in the UK born after 1960  will get cancer in their lifetime.

There is also a Race For Life Pretty Muddy event due to take place in Tilgate Park, Crawley, on July 23.

Cancer Research UK Sussex spokeswoman Lynn Daly said: “Everyone can play their part to help beat cancer.

“Whether people are living with cancer, taking part in honour of or in memory of a loved one with cancer or signing up to protect their own children’s future, everyone has a reason to Race for Life.”