Launceston's streets turned various shades of pink on Sunday morning for the annual Women's 5km walk/run event to raise awareness of all cancers.
Some were running or walking in memory of someone special, but for others it was a chance to get some execise with friends on a beautiful morning.
Lucy Cooper, of Riverside, ran in honour of a family friend.
"One of my mum's friends had breast cancer so I wanted to do it for her," Ms Cooper said.
"I really enjoyed it, I love the atmosphere in this race; it's really awesome.
"It feels like even though I don't know the people, it's like I'm running with a bunch of friends," she said.
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Braddon MHA Shane Broad was part of a Labor team that joined the event, but he was running to support a friend.
"My best friend's wife died of breast cancer late last year and so I was running for her," Mr Broad said.
"We know that cancer is something that strikes everybody, even if you're young and healthy.
"In this case it was an absolute tragedy; she was only 46 and had two kids, who are probably never going to know their mum. That's why we need to work hard and get a cure," he said.
Mr Broad commented on how powerful running with such a large group was.
"As you were coming in the other direction people were cheering everybody on and doing high fives," he said.
"It's a great community event; there's lots and lots of people and the whole place is just chock-a-block with pink shirts."
For Darcy Miller, of Wesley Vale, the event was the perfect chance to run for something she supported.
"It's nice to get out and run, but it's for a really good cause as well," Ms Miller said.
Cancer Council Tasmania Fundraising and Events coordinator Melanie Knight said around 1900 people had registered for the event, but more turned up on the day to support friends and family.
"Some of the participants have on their top who they're running for, or they carry signs, or they carry it in their hearts why they want to participate in events like this," Ms Knight said.
"That moment of silence of remembrance and recognition, which reaffirms why people do this; why they take part in events like this.
"The way that everyone can come together for that single purpose is really amazing," she said.
Fellow Cancer Council event coordinator Kristy Chugg said the day "was pretty flat out but it was such a great feel".
"It's a great vibe, everyone was happy and it was just great to see all these people coming together. It's great to be part of it," Ms Chugg said.
The Women's 5km Walk/Run Event raises awareness of all cancers and encourages and supports women to have fun while being active.
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