Come on girls – trainers at the ready!
Entries are now open for the two local Race for Life events and the Pretty Muddy obstacle race which is set to return to Stamford.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2017 returns to Ferry Meadows, Peterborough on Sunday July 2 with 5k and 10k events at Burghley Park in Stamford on Sunday June 4 and Pretty Muddy is scheduled for Saturday June 3.
February is a great time to embark upon a new challenge and the charity is urging women of all ages, shapes and sizes to choose their event and pledge to take part this summer.
By signing up to Race for Life right now, women in Peterborough and Stamford will be playing their part in beating cancer.
There’s no better time for ladies to pull on their trainers, get a little more active and join like-minded women committed to the cause. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.
Fiona Murray, Cancer Research UK’s Local Event Manager, said: “Signing up to take part in Race for Life is a great way for women to set themselves a new and exciting challenge for 2017.
“Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course. Whether they’re planning a 5k amble with friends, a 10k sprint or a mud-splattered race around Pretty Muddy, every step women take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
“Every day, around 90 people are diagnosed with cancer in the East of England*. That’s why we’re calling on women to make 2017 a year to remember. Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”
One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.
Last year, Race for Life Pretty Muddy took place for the first time in Stamford. The women-only, non-competitive 5k obstacle course – with an extra helping of mud – received a whole-hearted welcome from the thousands of women who took part including ESP photographer Emma Bothamley.
Thanks to their enthusiasm, this exciting event will be returning and organisers are urging women to secure their place as soon as possible.
To enter any of the events please visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.