Rhyl was awash with the colour as thousands of women dressed in pink took to the promenade to combat cancer.

Runners headed to Rhyl to take part in Cancer Research UK’s annual, women-only 5K Race for Life to help raise funds and awareness for the charity.

Groups of women gathered in baking heat Sunday, June 10, donning a variety of pink and other, more colourful clothing, for the race.

Following a motivational warm-up for the competitors – which also included boys under six – the run began at 11am at the Rhyl Events Arena, carrying on along the waterfront with the fastest runners completing the route in less than 18 minutes.

The Mayor of Rhyl, Cllr Win Mullen-James, joined the runners at the start and remained to cheer them on as they walked, ran and danced across the finish line.

The Rhyl Race for Life is one of more than 200 events that take place across the UK each year.

These include longer races and muddy obstacle courses.