More than 2000 people are expected to run or walk this year's Cancer Council Tasmania's Women's 5k this Sunday, September 15.
A sea of pink will take over City Park from 8.30am in anticipation of the starting gun at 10am which will see participants making their way through the streets of Launceston.
Cancer Council Tasmania fundraising and events coordinator Melanie Knight said the event was wholly inclusive and open to everyone, no matter their journey.
"Anyone from any age, background, gender, level of fitness or stage of recovery can take part," she said.
"When we talk about the Women's 5k, it's not focused on women participating; anyone can take part in honour of the women in their lives, the Cancer Council supports all cancer types and all cancer journeys."
Ms Knight said the event worked hard to promote healthy habits, that not only reduce your risk of cancer but bring people together for a cause.
"Part of Cancer Council Tasmania's message is all about promoting a healthy lifestyle and how that can reduce your cancer risk, as such the event will be a smoke and alcohol-free event," she said.
"We want to encourage everyone taking part to aspire to improve their health, encouraging friends, family and micro-communities to be involved and feel a real sense of achievement for taking part."
Tasmania is such a tight-knit community, and the chances are that everyone knows someone battling or in remission for cancer. If you can't take part, sponsoring someone to take part or a donation of any kind goes a long way to help the community.
"Any small contribution that a person makes can make a significant difference to the lives of those in the community that could be a relative, neighbour, friend or a colleague. You could be helping someone you know without even realising it," Ms Knight said.
"All money raised in Tasmania stays in Tasmania, we support local research centres through the university that are genuinely making a difference in how we think about cancer, treat cancer and how we manage cancer moving forward."
Cancer Council Tasmania also funds a number of support groups that are free of charge, these range from cancer or age-specific groups to those aimed at any person impacted by cancer.
"Support groups connect people who are going through a similar experience, these people might feel isolated, these groups give them company and a place to chat freely," Ms Knight said.
"We have groups that are open to carers and family members that have been impacted by cancer, groups that are aimed at women going through cancer treatment that may be concerned about identity and their appearance and a group that revolves around crafting over a cup of tea and a chat."
"The Women's 5k has an eight-week exercise program aimed at women who have a cancer diagnose, with the purpose of preparing these women to participate in the 5k, building up their strength, fitness and confidence."
The Women's 5k aims to raise at least $90000 a year to support Cancer Council Tasmania. For the event, City Park will be transformed into a pink paradise with a range of free activities that promote healthy and active lifestyles for the whole family.
Registrations are open right up until the day, and online registrations have been extended to Friday, September 13. For more information see: womens5k.com.