Princess Beatrice runs 5K race for charity

By Hayley Bardbrook

Princess Beatrice can add 5k more of marathon running to her name. The avid runner successfully completed the Lady Garden Race in London’s Hyde Park over the weekend. The 28-year-old, along with 500 runners, took part in the event to help raise money for theSilent No More Gynaecological Cancer Fund, which raises money for vital research for gynecological cancers.


Princess Beatrice completed a 5K run at the Lady Garden Race in London's Hyde Park

Beatrice looked like she was in her element during the special event, as she was snapped by photographers wearing colourful athletic attire and appeared to be in “the zone” while sprinting across the finish line.

Finishing the Lady Garden Race is the latest sporty accomplishment for the redheaded royal. In Sept. 2016, she became the first British royal to participate in a triathlon. During the grueling event, Beatrice swam 3,300 metres, biked 140km, ran half a marathon and hiked up Mount Etna to complete the Strive Challenge, to raise money for the Big Change charity. Beatrice set up the charity with Sir Richard Branson's children, Sam and Holly, to help young people with dyslexia and give them the "necessary tools they need to thrive in life".


The redheaded beauty became the first British royal to complete a triathlon

Prince Andrew’s eldest daughter shares a love for charity runs and sporting events with numerous members of Britain’s Royal Family. Her famous cousins Prince Harry and Prince William recently worked up a sweat while playing in a charity polo match at Coworth Park Polo Club in Ascot, England. The event caused a frenzy online after Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle was spotted cheering him on from the sidelines!

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The Duchess of Cambridge also lives a very active lifestyle and was involved in a variety of sports in her younger years. Over a decade ago, she was part of “The Sisterhood” dragon boat race team and played field hockey during her time at Marlborough College.

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