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Come on girls, time to show Cancer who’s boss!

Women fired up by the arrival of spring are being urged to channel their energy into training for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Stamford and Peterborough.

Whatever your age, shape or size this is the perfect opportunity to kick-start a healthier lifestyle by preparing for the 5k, 10k or Pretty Muddy Race for Life events – improve your fitness and help to raise money for life-saving research.


Becoming more active has longer-term benefits and that’s why Cancer Research UK is calling on women in Stamford and Peterborough to get moving, lace up their trainers and sign up now for their local event:

Stamford 5k and 10k on Sunday May 31 at Burghley House

The brand new Cambridgeshire Pretty Muddy on Sunday June 21 at Peterborough Arena

Peterborough 5k on Tuesday July 7 at Ferry Meadows.

Julie Braithwaite, Cancer Research UK’s Cambridgeshire Event Manager, said: “Race for Life events are not competitive. They are not about being fit or fast. It’s about an army of women crossing the finish line together in the fight against cancer. Whether you’re a running pro or novice, every step you take around the course will help bring us one step closer to the day when all cancers are cured.

“The atmosphere is incredibly supportive and pledging to take part, alongside thousands of like-minded women, is a great motivation. With fire in their bellies and trainers at the ready, we know that our ladies are up for the challenge.”


Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Marathon events which raises millions of pounds every year to fund research to help beat 200 types of cancer.

Money raised through Race for Life allows Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists to advance research which is helping to save the lives of men, women and children across Cambridgeshire.

Julie adds – “Every day, 3 people are diagnosed with cancer in Cambridgshire. Our aim is that one day everyone will beat this devastating disease. The more research we can fund, the sooner that day will come – so ladies, it’s time to pull on your leggings, join the pink army and get your blood pumping at Race for Life.”

Free training plans for different levels of ability are available on the Race for Life website. The six-week training plans are designed for walkers, joggers or runners. They feature guidance on warming up and stretching, as well as motivation.

To enter Race for Life today go to or call 0300 123 0770.

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