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PUBLISHED: 17:38 28 May 2008 | UPDATED: 09:47 23 August 2010

Statue of Pocahontas

Statue of Pocahontas

A STATUE of Pocahontas has joined other landmarks of powerful females across the country to promote cancer charity s race for women. Female statues across the UK, including Gravesend s Pocahontas, have had a temporary makeover after being dressed in runn

A STATUE of Pocahontas has joined other landmarks of powerful females across the country to promote cancer charity's race for women.

Female statues across the UK, including Gravesend's Pocahontas, have had a temporary makeover after being dressed in running vests to celebrate Cancer Research UK's Race for Life 2008.

The historical figures, including Jane Austen and Emmeline Pankhurst, have been sporting running bibs to mark the women's only race series which started across the UK this month.

To reflect the determination and drive of the women who participate in the Race for Life events, Cancer Research UK commissioned six statues of famous historical figures to be dressed in the specially designed running vests.

Louise Holland, spokesperson for Cancer Research UK, said: "Each of the statues we selected to wear our running vests represent the importance of strength, courage and in many cases, triumph over adversity.

"The women taking part in this year's Race for Life events show dedication, resolve and a desire to change lives - much like many of the historical statues that are wearing our race bibs."

Each event covers a distance of 5k, women of all ages and levels of fitness can enter.

Visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0871 641 2282 to find out where to race in your area.

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