Men from Gloucester and beyond came out in force today to race against cancer.
The fourth annual Race4Men at Plock Court saw local men taking part in the 5k fun run to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
The first man over the finishing line was Nigel Burford, from Gloucester.
Tuffley man Nigel Newnham, from the Arsenal Gloucester Supporters Club, and his fellow football supporters were racing for their pal Simon Robson, 52, from Tuffley who was diagnosed with lung cancer in April after already fighting kidney cancer.
Simon, who watched his pals complete the race, said: "I have had kidney cancer and now I have been diagnosed with cancer in botjh lungs. But I keep smiling. I have two beautiful kids and I have got everything to live for."
He is set to tie the knot with his girlfriend Jenny Buckley on November 10.
Nigel, whose group has raised £700 from their racing efforts, said: "I've known Simon for 24 years. He's been a neighbour, a work colleague and above all a good friend, so we are doing this for him."
Keen runner Chris Udall, from Tewkesbury, also joined the race after his nine-year-old son Tommy saw his mum complete a women's race and wanted to do one himself. Chris said: "Tommy want to do it so I did it alongside him. He's really enjoyed himself."
VIDEO: A runner from the Arsenal Gloucester Supports Club and his son cross the finish line
Sam Newman, 28, from Kingsway, was running in memory of his dad Jim, who died at the age of 71 last year after suffering oesophageal cancer.
Sam dressed up in an ostrich outfit to complete the run. He said: "There should have been 10 of us doing the race but there's only men in an ostrich outfit. I wonder if I've been set up.
"I lost my dad last year to cancer. It's a horrible thing and raising a bit of money would be good."
VIDEO: Founder of Race4Men Derrick Daley's family show their support after his death last year
Dale Payne, 42, lives in South Wales but works in Gloucester. He came dressed as Superman. He said: "I'm doing this race for a bit of a warm up to the Great North Run which I'm doing next month.
"That feeling of getting over the finishing line is amazing when you have all those people cheering you on."
The Race4Men founder Derrick Daley died last year after a long battle with cancer. His family came out in force sporting t-shirts to remember him.
In a tribute one family member said: "Our dad was only given 18 months to live but he got into the ring and fought a battle with cancer.
"Today his loves shines all around. He became a people's champion."
The event has already raised £40,000 since it began.